Author - Deborah Bryan

Deborah Bryan
Fiction and Non-Fiction

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A platform of embracing closet monsters!

Part of choosing my blog title was thinking about the real monsters that haunt us, but also thinking that maybe, if there were monsters in our closets, the reason they never actually show themselves is because they're at least as afraid of us as we are of them. :)

Deborah Bryan is a writer hailing from the Pacific Northwest and, not coincidentally, now living in Long Beach, California. She is the author of several novels, the first of which she is thrilled to have edited in just six short years. She's currently working on more writing and editing projects than she can count, and loving every minute of it.

Facebook Page: The Monster in Your Closet

Blog: The Monster in Your Closet


Memos from Your Closet Monster (Non-Fiction)

The monster in your closet might relish your fear, but author Deborah Bryan (The Monster's Daughter) is dedicated to giving fear the finger on her blog, The Monster in Your Closet. In this collection of essays, she confronts challenging experiences from her own life with clarity, grace and humor, illuminating for readers one path to focusing less on fear and more on love.

The Monster's Daughter (The Glass Ball Trilogy) (Fiction)

Ginny Connors doesn't believe in vampires. There's totally a rational reason her dad is a lot more bloodthirsty and a lot less interested in food than he used to be. Still, she hangs a cross on her bedroom door. Just in case.

When Ginny discovers people aren't the guests but the main course at her father's New Year party, she wishes she could save the day with garlic pancakes. Instead, she must face the limits of her daydreams, and attempt to stop the monster her father has become.

Author - Christine Morgan

Christine Morgan
Author - Non-Fiction

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In my life I have held helping roles – Social Worker, Teacher, and now Life Coach.  I also hold the more personal role of abuse survivor.  It’s the combination of all of these spaces I’ve experienced, and the lessons learned from them about life, that lead me to want to inspire others.

I’ve been a life coach for several years, and the epiphany about my own direction came in October 2011. Often telling myself I need more education, more experience, more something before I can truly help others, I was frozen on my own path because I didn’t feel “good enough.”

Light bulb: This IS the shared journey!

I do not need to perfectly know my own worth to talk about it with others; in fact, accepting my own flaws and vulnerability may set the example.  Once I released myself from the pressure to be an “expert,” I have been able to connect with the knowledge that God loves me no matter what, and nothing I do or don’t do (or was done to me) creates my worth. 

We are loved and valued just as we are.

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Morgan Motivations
This page represents my coaching business. Posts are focused on goal setting, risk taking, and personal growth.

Know My Worth
This page is a reflection of the journey toward self acceptance and knowing God’s love. Nothing I have done, nothing I do, and nothing that has been done to me impacts my value.

Blog: Know My Worth
I post short poetic commentary once or twice a week on the blog.  It’s not what I first pictured my blog would be, as I was never a poetic writer, but I am accepting it for what it is.  I am honoring the words that are able to come from my heart, not judging myself, the “quality” of what I write, or the experience.  It is what it is, and I am learning to be comfortable in it.

Website: Morgan Motivations
I am a certified professional life coach.  For most of my clients, the goal in coaching is to find direction and peace.  When they are feeling lost or unsure, we do exercises that reconnect them with their life purpose, get them on the path they want to be, and create accountability and safety to move forward.

Motivational Mondays:
Inspirational quotes and questions to start your week in the right direction

Author - Sheila Burke

Sheila M. Burke
Author - Non-Fiction

My name is Sheila Burke.  I was born in 1965 and have lived in Ohio my whole life.  My husband Shane and I are raising three teens.  We’ve been happily married and chasing dreams together for 23 years.  I have been on a journey of self discovery for many years.  I have an open mind, love to read, and enjoy learning though a variety of subjects.

Facebook Page: ZenSational Living
Inspiration for the body, mind, spirit, soul.

Website: ZenSational Living Blog



ZEN-SATIONAL LIVING is  my first book and was a long time in the making. It is not my own personal story, but rather a road map for others starting out on their own personal journey of self-discovery. 

BOOYAH! SPIRIT, my second book, is a wonderful mix of ancient ideas, modern experiments, how-to’s, personal life lessons, quotes, and my own photography.  The reader will find 52 ingredients for a healthy soul.  My blog was developed as a result of my quest to live healthier, both in mind and body.  Here you will find tips and information on a variety of beneficial adjustments to your lifestyle.

Author - Karen Hackel

Karen Hackel
Author - Non-Fiction

Facebook page: The Whisper of Your Soul


Book: The Whisper of Your Soul

Writings about universal topics including love, faith, death, time, healing, suffering, silence and solitude. A Guide Book for your Spiritual Journey of Awakening, Discovery and Enlightenment. Inspirational writings that tap into one's innermost truths, where the heart and soul meet the universal mind.