Jayne Martin

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” —Nora Ephron

“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.”
—George Addair
“The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.” —Barbara Corcoran
“It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort.” – Jillian Michaels
“Goals may give focus, but dreams give power.”
–John Maxwell
“Success is what comes after you stop making excuses.” – Luis Galarza
“When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you’ll find a way to get it.” – Jim Rohn
“You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” – Tina Fey
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”
—Toni Morrison
“Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.”
—Alice Walker

Tender Cuts will be available soon!








Look for previews of the stories around the site. Here are a few snippets:

from Dearly Departed

“Raised amidst the orange groves of Florida, Mother had surrounded herself with its bouquet in every from soap to candles to body lotion throughout her lifetime, and she hadn’t abandoned it in death either.”

from I Married a 1985 Buick LeSabre

“He was solid, dependable, and had a spine of steel. Never a small woman, I felt dainty when I sunk into his embrace, his ride snug and gentle.”

from Carry Me Home

“There were days when he’d climb on Lucky and they’d be off in the hills for hours. I never asked what thoughts he shared with that old horse that he didn’t share with me.”