What pictures will you have of yourself by the end of your life? This is the question posed to readers in my forthcoming novel. This story begins in 1970 with thirteen-year-old Donna narrating the story of her and her older brother, Vincent. As a young girl, Donna has everything figured out in terms of what both she and her brother need to live happy, successful lives. By the end of the story, she is in her early sixties, and she’s made an important discovery that forever changes the meaning and way of happiness for her. As an older woman, she no longer views her life as a straight linear colorless story but as one filled with bright and colorful pictures–one that has no beginning and no end. My hope for you, the reader, is that you will also start seeing your life in pictures after reading this book.


This post is from my blog series, “Fiction Books about Happiness.” The theme of happiness runs throughout all of my novels, including Olive Branches Don’t Grow on Trees, Discovery of an Eagle, and The Bird that Sang in Color. These books are available from all major online book sellers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple Books.