If you read my previous post, you’ll know I’m a tad curious about how the names we’re given as babies can later reflect who we are.
Pardon? You haven’t read it? Then you’ll not be aware of my “life-taking” qualities then … you’d best take a look back, quickly now … I’m “overpowering” too 😉
I mentioned there was someone I wanted to feature, someone who truly lives up to her name. This lovely lady is a fellow author, she’s a member of the same Women’s Fiction writing group, and she just about epitomises her name with her generosity, warmth, humour, mild coffee addiction, and kindness. She’s also – I’m delighted to say – a great friend of mine, who makes me laugh, cry and repeatedly bang my head on the desk …
Felicia – A constant source of comfort. A truly rare and selfless mind. A generous personality and a genuinely pleasant disposition. Someone so perfectly beautiful, inside and out, just full of love and life. A presence that could bring a smile to the most downtrodden and a heart so pure that it could cheerfully warm any of us even at our most bitter and jaded moments.
The reason for this post is to thank Felicia for all she does within the writing group and beyond. Most recently she has taken it upon herself to feature members of the group on her blog, under the “Women Writers …writing” category. Now, no-one asked her to do this, no-one coerced her and definitely no-one paid her for this. She did this purely out of the goodness of her own heart, and her indisputable nature to do “happy things” (such is the meaning of ‘Felicia’ – the plural form of FELIX)
So, to show her how much we value her, let’s return the favour and take a look at the lady herself.
A wife, mother, daughter, sister, blogger…and recently published author, Felicia loves all things book-related and coffee-related. A southern girl by birth, the fiftysomething, voracious reader now resides in Arizona (via Michigan and California) with her husband of thirty-four years. Their three adult children also reside in Arizona – with their dogs. Felicia frequently reminds them she is the only one of her parents’ nine children who isn’t a grandparent.
Writing has been a hobby of Felicia’s since grade school, but other than serving as editor and writing for her high school newspaper, she never publicly shared anything until the early 2000s when she began writing fan fiction. At the urging of a good friend, Felicia took on the challenge of NaNoWriMo in 2015, writing what would become her first published book, In the Best Interest of the Child. It was released in the fall of 2016. This was followed, in May 2017, by Free- A Novella.
In her free time, Felicia sews, creates new recipes, and of course, reads. She’s also an avid history buff and loves exploring museums and libraries.
Currently working on several projects, Felicia plans to release book 2 of In the Best Interest of the Child – Family Matters, soon.
It can’t come soon enough for me 😉 (It’s okay, she knows I’m going to nag her about it at every opportunity)
But, there’s so much more to this talented lady – you only have to read her short stories to realise the emotion she pours into her characters. No wonder she won a huge prize recently, as part of the #52weeks52stories challenge.
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Once again, thank you Felicia for all the “happy things” – may you reap what you sow, in which case you’ll be a very happy bunny too.
Thanks for reading 🙂