D.G Kaye I
’m so excited to be here today, and looking forward to having Shey over to my blog. I had also asked Shey to bring one or two of you dudes over too. I’m sorry my home isn’t big enough to have you all over at one time, especially since you guys are always so nice to me. So no, I’m not optimistic about making a choice, I hate making decisions having to choose one. Please know, when I choose one, I love all you guys.
D G Kaye.
Please don’t throw things at me, or spread nasty rumours about me. I’ve chosen …………….. to escort Shey over to my place.
Aw c’mon guys, you aren’t neglected, so many love you. You just have ta learn that ya can’t always have the spotlight.
I began writing about my past when I was much younger. I kept a running journal to document incidents in my life to help me analyze things that happened, which became part of the searching for the whys. I decided to write books later in life when I realized there were many others who’ve encountered their own similar family dysfunctions, and hoped I could offer some insight by sharing my own experiences and lessons.
Lol, you guys crack me up! But you’re right. My first book, Conflicted Hearts and its sequel, P.S. I Forgive You are about my life growing up with an absentee, narcissistic mother. But I learned to overcome my painful past and chose to live my life as an optimist, always looking for the humour. I think part of my overcoming unhappiness had a lot to do with using retail therapy, lol. And once that addiction began, no matter how happy I became, I was still hooked on shopping . . .and shoes – I love shoes!
Couple that with my love for travel, and what did I get? A whole lotta suitcases and overweight luggage, causing a lotta travel predicaments.
I thought I’d share some of those funny stories for a change of pace. Now, ta answer to the last part of the question, I’ve never had any hamster dudes of my own, so I never thought of a book called, Have Hamsters, Will Travel. But with that being said, I think it’s a great book idea for Shey to write, or, even better, maybe that’s a book you dudes can write since you’ve been having so many writing issues, that could be your big break?
D G Kaye
I do love to travel, erm, I used to love the whole part of traveling, now with all my baggage woes and airline restrictions, I just prefer the part about when I actually get to my destination, hoping luggage is intact with me.
My favourite place in the whole world is Arizona. I just feel ‘home’ there, more so than I do in my own home. I love the beautiful mountains, the desert air, the cacti, and the history and many things there to see and do. It’s my piece of heaven.
Now, that’s a toughie. I have so many wonderful memories. But ever since my first time in Arizona, all those special moments being there are etched in my favourite memories and calling me to come back to make some more.
D G Kaye
Besides my passion for Arizona, and my second passion for cruising the Caribbean, my favourite country is Italy. I just love everything about that country, from the people, to the lifestyle, to the history. I’ve been there a few times and visited several cities and towns, but I never got to Capri or Sardenia, two islands that I’ve always had a desire to visit when I can manage to get back to Italy.
D G KAYE
I began writing little poems and note cards with pictures for loved ones when I was a child. As I grew into my teens, writing became my saviour – a place to put my thoughts and voice my opinions because I wasn’t permitted to express myself vocally.
I knew, in my twenties, I wanted to be a writer, but had no conception about how to go about it. Throughout the ensuing years (and some decades), I began writing seriously in my journals, and wrote a few articles for a Canadian health magazine. By the time I turned forty, I felt compelled to write my memoir, Conflicted Hearts, but felt held back to do so because my mother was still living and I couldn’t bear her reading my work. I finally got the nerve to start working on that book two years before her death and even more nerve to publish it before she died. After publishing that book, I couldn’t stop writing. And now here I am guesting with the dudes!
D G KAYE
No. Conflicted Hearts is done. It’s all wrapped up now in closure with P.S. I Forgive You. That very long chapter of my life is done. I’ve found my peace doing so.
I find my writing now going in the direction of where my life continues. My next book (which has been sadly neglected since autumn), is in rough shape, but is going to be about aging and wisdom, about how life, aging and illness can change relationships in marriage, and how I deal with the changes.
Thank you so much Shey, for having me over here today. And thank you little dudes! It has been a great pleasure to guest here, and to be able to share some of myself with you all. ❤
I’m a nonfiction memoir writer who writes about life, matters of the heart and women’s issues. I write to inspire others by sharing my stories about events I encountered, and the lessons that come along with them.
I love to laugh, and self-medicate with a daily dose of humor. When I’m not writing intimate memoirs, you’ll find me writing with humor in some of my other works and blog posts.
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