The Denial of Depression

“God, I don’t want to die. My heart started beating faster. Please. I can’t imagine my Mama standing over me crying.” – Brelyn Michele Clover (taken from my new book, Battling Brelyn) Sadly, it’s something that happens a lot in today’s culture. There’s a stigma attached to depression that causes people to withdraw from getting…

A Family Empire

“We were children who still volunteered at hospitals and shelters; who still shopped at Old Navy and ate at chain restaurants. We put up more money than we spent and had to make sure we tithed ten percent to our church.” – Brelyn Michele Clover I love the TV show “Empire”. Most of us dream of…

Struggling – The Things We Can’t See

“How could I call myself a Clover when my sickness had branded me as some weakling, while my parents and siblings seem to grow stronger every day?” – Brelyn Michele Clover (taken from my new book, Battling Brelyn) Brelyn finds herself struggling throughout Battling Brelyn. Namely, with the disease Lupus. But there are other struggles…

Brelyn’s Battle with Lupus

“It all started the day I went to open my toothpaste. My finger locked and I couldn’t even get it open.” – Brelyn Michele Clover (the first line from my new book, Battling Brelyn) My new young adult series touches on a lot of themes that I believe many of us face today. The one…