The TMI February 20, 2022

Who wore it better? 


I've had a lot fo free time to myself with the Man Cake off on a tropical vacation. While I am insanely jealous of the white sand and aqua water he is currently indulging in, I decided to take some time to work on myself. I reconnected with Noah, if you read "Scotland with a Stranger"  you know what a wise man he is. I've also discovered a woman named Irene Lyon. A nervous system and trauma healing expert. I've devoured some videos to help with the panic, fear, and anxiety that have been in my life since i could remember. Things are shifting and I know better days are ahead. I can feel an awakening happening. A new version of me is struggling to be born and I am beyond ready. Self-care is more than dewy skin and taking baths, it's releasing years of pain and struggle. It's shifting from victim to survivor mode. It's the most important battle of my life, conquering the space between my ears. 

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"When Wren Came Out" is a women's contemporary fiction story available July 1, 2022.



{BOOK DESCRIPTION} Life-long Catholic and traditional stay-at-home mom,Theresa, always wanted to fill her house with children, but she was only allowed one. 

Spending years shuffling their family from post to post, she was relieved when her husband, John, retired from the United States Army and moved the family to Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Finally they would be able to put down roots and see their sixteen year old daughter grow up and graduate surrounded by friends in a tight knit community. 

Unknowingly Wren is struggling with a secret, trying to figure out who she is and where she belongs and how that fits into the mold her parents created for her. An undeniable transformation is happening that Theresa and John cannot control forcing them to wrestle with their own convictions. Will love prevail? PRE-ORDER now direct and on AMAZON

Currently watching: 

Inventing Anna. After loving Ruth on Ozark, I was excited to see her play a different part. It started out well, but man as it went on I started to hate the character and wonder who in their right mind would continue to sacrifice and support her. It dragged on way past an ending that would have been decent. I pushed myself to finish it, but after episode 5, I stopped caring about her. I did however love almost all the other characters especially the team of writers at Manhattan Magazine.  

Currently reading:

I'm in between books. If you have a recommendation hit me up with it in the Ninyons! 

Check out the Books Worth Reading Blog for My Favorite Reads. 

Currently Writing:

When Wren Came Out is at 35% written, and I am very happy with how the characters are developing. I am also 7% into the writing of my next travel memoir. I'm making the plans and have a killer cover idea. It's still top secret until after the trip, so I don't influence the direction it takes, but it is incredible to finally have a follow-up book to "Scotland with a Stranger." And Noah, one of readers favorite characters is making another appearance. 

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XOXO Ninya

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