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Saturday, April 14, 2012

My husband called me on Friday and told me to take a look at an article regarding homeschooling on CNN.  Since we homeschool two of our three daughters, I shrugged and headed off to read.  Wow!  I could not believe the vitriol spewed in the comment section.  Before I lose you, let me share that I am not one to preach that homeschooling is the best choice.  So far, our girls have been to private day school, public school, private boarding school and public boarding school (gifted state magnet).  What works for us won’t necessarily work for you.  Plus what works for us changes from year to year. Ultimately, I think a child’s education is up to the parents. 

What bothered me most about the comments weren’t the different points of view but rather the negativity and bashing on both sides of the fence.  The United States is an amazing place.  We have freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of association.  We’re taught to value each other’s differences and to appreciate all people regardless of religion, gender, race or sexual orientation.  In fact, our laws prevent discrimination on these bases.  

So where’s the tolerance?   Whether you homeschool or use a public, private, charter or cyber school, tolerance of others’ choices is key.  We’re a better society if we take time to appreciate that we’re not all the same and we need not make the same choices. 



Monday, April 9, 2012

Welcome to my sometimes amusing and always chaotic world. I’m Jacquie, and I’m an author and homeschooling mom. I wrote my first story in second grade and continued throughout high school but stopped in college to focus more on essays and research papers. Once I began practicing law, legal briefs became my specialty.

A few years ago, I “retired” from law to homeschool my daughters. We did a unit on creative writing and I challenged my teenager to write a full-length novel of her own. To encourage her, I started my own story and rediscovered my passion for writing fiction.

Writing is a wonderful creative outlet. Best of all, I get to spend hours wrapped up in my imagination and it counts as work. It sure beats spending time in a courtroom.

I published my first novel, Angel on Fire, in February of 2012. 


 My second novel, another romantic suspense, is scheduled to be released in late spring. Dilemma is the story of Alexis Winters, who has just started a new career and life in Chicago. As she learns that practicing law is about more than truth and justice, the young labor and employment litigator struggles to balance her ethical obligations to her client with her own values. When childhood friend turned investigative journalist Ryder Prescott insists that her client is involved in wrongdoing and that he needs her help to prove it, Alexis is forced to choose between helping the man she has always wanted and protecting her career. As the stakes increase, she discovers that sometimes rules must be broken in order for justice to prevail and that it is never too late for love.
 
I’m also editing a young adult novel, The Unexpected Debutante, and working on the first draft of Sean and Emily’s story, the second in the Angel Investigation series.

Now for some information about my current release 
ANGEL ON FIRE




Chase put honor, country and duty first. Angela wanted to make a name for herself, independent of her father. Neither sought a relationship but when circumstances forced them to team up, chemistry flared hot and fast. As they race to find a killer and prevent the collapse of the world's economy, will the fire burn out or will love rise from the ashes of her past? 



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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Welcome to my sometimes amusing and always chaotic world.  I’m Jacquie, and I’m an author and homeschooling mom.  I wrote my first story in second grade and continued throughout high school but stopped in college to focus more on essays and research papers.  Once I began practicing law, legal briefs became my specialty. 

A few years ago, I “retired” from law to homeschool my daughters.  We did a unit on creative writing and I challenged my teenager to write a full-length novel of her own.  To encourage her, I started my own story and rediscovered my passion for writing fiction. 

Writing is a wonderful creative outlet.  Best of all, I get to spend hours wrapped up in my imagination and it counts as work.  It sure beats spending time in a courtroom. 

I published my first novel, Angel on Fire, in February of 2012.  My second novel, another romantic suspense, is scheduled to be released in late spring.  Dilemma is the story of Alexis Winters, who has just started a new career and life in Chicago.  As she learns that practicing law is about more than truth and justice, the young labor and employment litigator struggles to balance her ethical obligations to her client with her own values.  When childhood friend turned investigative journalist Ryder Prescott insists that her client is involved in wrongdoing and that he needs her help to prove it, Alexis is forced to choose between helping the man she has always wanted and protecting her career.  As the stakes increase, she discovers that sometimes rules must be broken in order for justice to prevail and that it is never too late for love.

I’m also editing my first young adult novel, The Unexpected Debutante, and working on the first draft of Sean and Emily’s story, the second in the Angel Investigation series.