Do you feel like a bad mom? I do, almost Every. Single. Day. Who am I? I’m a mother, a wife, a nurse, and now, I’m an author, too…it’s the perfect cocktail for a nervous breakdown. But that’s not all…there’s more to me as there is more to you.
I’ve always been an avid reader, sneaking books into my bed, reading with a flashlight past my bedtime as a child.
I have had a hearing impairment my whole life, so I experienced the world differently, sometimes feeling completely out of place because I couldn’t follow conversations, quite often missing the joke (which was sometimes me). Only very close friends knew about my disability…I struggled to keep it a secret from the other kids because who wants to be that kid that everyone can make fun of for being different?
I soon discovered that when I read, I didn’t miss a word; not one syllable escaped my grasp and I could understand everything without the struggle I faced everyday. Reading became my world and as I got older, I decided that I wanted to create a perfect world by writing my own novels.
But as any person who has struggled with confidence can tell you, putting yourself out there is so daunting that it can be crippling. I abandoned my dreams to do everything else I “had to” do first…go to college, get a job, get married, have kids. I did it all by the book, yet something was missing.
It took me until I was in my mid-thirties to dare to live out my dream and publish my first novel, “All She Ever Wanted”. The response from readers was more than I ever could have ever hoped for, ultimately encouraging me to keep on writing.
Now, eight years later, I write my novels to keep the creativity from bubbling over, I read to escape reality (Be my Friend on Goodreads), and I blog at The Bad Mommy Diaries to keep my sanity.
I started a new blog, Bad Mommy Reads, for readers like me. We don’t always have a lot of free time to read—at least not the free time we wish we had. I’ve added so many books to my TBR list over the years and I know I will never get to half of them. I always wished that there was a place I could go to that cut to the chase—what books are worth my time, and what books are a huge waste of my time?
That’s also why I created Bad Mommy Reads—I vow to be honest and forthcoming with my recommendations and my reviews.
I LOVE sharing books with other readers and I LOVE to connect with them as well. If you enjoy the blog, I’d love for you to share via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. And feel free to email me at email@example.com with any comments or suggestions!
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I just finished reading your book “7 Deadly Sins”, and I found your blog site in the back pages. I just wanted to say thanks. I enjoy reading fantasy and cozy mysteries. I found your story to brighten my whole day. I am a senior citizen with chronic pain issues which keep me indoors and isolated from everyone. Your book kept me laughing from page one. I can’t afford the price of books, so usually only get the free books offered from Kindle. Now that I found your blog site, I will be a regular reader.
Thank you Judy! I’m so glad Amy made you laugh!
Is there some way to follow your blog by email? I’ve looked around but can’t find a sign up link. Thanks.
I believe if you go into your “followed blogs” and hit settings, you can click “email me” for new posts. At least that’s how I can do it.