Tag Archives: Signs

It’s Been Quite a Ride!

I know you haven’t heard from me in a while. There has been a bunch of life happenings – happening – if you know what I mean.


Catching Up – It’s Almost Here!

My newest creation, a children’s picture book will be out soon. (This summer) Its title is, Whoa Nilly, a Nymph Grows Up! Written by, Patti Rae Fletcher. (My pen name)

This is a story about an insect nymph that survives harsh surroundings beneath the water by using her instincts. She questions who she is, and why others look different, and change, and grow, and she doesn’t seem to. The mystery is solved at the end when she completes her (incomplete) metamorphosis and realizes she has always been who she is, and had to go through all that she did to grow into the lovely insect she was meant to be all along. See how to win free autographed hardcover copy below.

It Must be Another Sign! Feeling the Nudge!

Since my first book, This Sign Was Mine, Message Received! (TSWM) I’ve been journaling about more unexpected signs in my life, more crazy synchronicities, and most of all, more miracles. The signs I have received once again, I feel have impacted my life in an out-of-this-world kind of way. People show up exactly when they need to, and say the right things or demand certain promises as you will see in my next book. It was a specific promise made that more than likely saved my life, or at least prolonged it. I am so grateful to so many that I’m still here in this world.


When I think of all the times my life could have or should have ended, (all those close calls) and didn’t, it makes me even more aware of our exterior and interior guidance. I’m still here for a reason and doing the best I can to figure it all out. My purpose is to contribute my share to this world by using the gifts I have been given.

There are a few more signs from the past – in my new book, and several more recent, and one amazing continuation connected with the roof snow heart chapter in, TSWM. I didn’t plan on a book two, but when the Universe speaks, I now know to listen.

Rooftop Love 2

I have no doubt I am being nudged once again to share these deeply personal, soul touching phenomenal experiences with all of you. The signs I am fortunate enough to have received and to recognize in my life are miracles. I have no doubt when you read my book, you will also see that you are, and have been given some of the same signs, or at least your own unique ones. I feel the key is to take the time to ponder or reflect on even the tiniest synchronous occurrences, recognize these instances as your own life’s miracles and be grateful for each and every one, for I truly believe they have all happened or are happening for a higher reason. Those things from the past have brought you to where you are today, and whom you’re meant to be, strong, growing, and beautiful inside and out, kind of like my beloved Nilly.

Book two of TSWM will be out sometime this year. My working title is, Signs of Love, Recognize the Miracles! (That could change, depending on my publisher.) My goal is to get it out and in your hands before Christmas. Stay tuned!

I’m so grateful for all of you who have read my books, written reviews, are sharing my blogs, Facebook posts, and pages, and most of all continue to support my passion of writing in this life’s journey. Thank you from my whole heart!


A Free Book Opportunity – no purchase necessary to win!

If you leave a comment saying, “I shared this blog and how many places you have shared it,” I will enter your name in the drawing for each share mentioned – to win a free hardcover autographed book of, Whoa Nilly as soon as she makes her debut. Winner will randomly be selected the day I receive the first order of books. Follow sites below to for all updates.

Check out This Sign Was Mine website

Like my for “This Sign Was Mine”  Facebook page

Leave a comment

Filed under New Picture Book Update

My Writing Works In Progress

For those of you who have inquired about what I’ve been working on…here’s my book writing update.

Holler’s Pond, A Camping Story (middle grade-ages 11-15)

(Four young teens, one girl, three boys, some adventures, self acceptance issues, each teen believes their problems are worse than their peers)

A family camping trip gets screwed up for Alexandria(Alex) when she finds out her best friend can’t make it. Now she is stuck all weekend with three teenage boys who don’t want her there or she could always hang with the adults. With those choices, she will find a way to deal with the boys. She has no doubt she can out camp and out fish any boy, anytime. Bring it on!

It’s a weekend packed full of pranks, some bullying, throw in a few laughs and an encounter or two with wild animals and an outhouse and you never know what will happen. In the end the teens are forced to make a life or death decision and begin to understand what’s truly important in their lives.

This manuscript has been sent to several publishing houses. It’s been rejected twice, one has it under consideration. Still waiting to hear something. I’m thinking positive. 2015 feels like a great year for publishing books.

This Sign Is Mine is a working title. (non-fiction, young adult-adult inspirational) 

I wrote this memoir over the summer with a strong desire to share my strange phenomena experiences and to inspire others.

The story is about as deep down personal as one can get. There have been several strong, slap-me-in-the-face, signs/messages along my journey. I’ve received answers to questions that could not be reversed once implemented and felt more confident than I’ve ever felt in my life.

During those occurrences, there was always one question that ran through my mind, who was the messenger? I’ve shared bits and pieces on my blogs, but decided it was time to write the story behind the pictures.

Were my signs all coincidence? Were they from God, the Universe, deceased loved ones, or someplace else? Was I the only one who saw or felt them? Not always. Did others receive the same message I did? After discussion I found the answer to be yes, on occasion.

With all my questions, the one thing I have figured out for sure is, these crazy signs have led me to a gratefulness and an inner peace I didn’t think possible during and after those specific circumstances.

This book is written in a way where you, the reader can decide for yourself if these signs were only coincidence. If you don’t think so, where do you think they came from? Have you recognized any signs along your journey?

It is not my place to doubt the sincere beliefs of others.
My job is to question my own beliefs.
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Will I Ever Grow Up (picture book)

This book is about a minuscule insect nymph that lives beneath the water. She eats anything that doesn’t eat her and is still hungry. She grows a tiny bit and pops out of her skin. There’s always a new skin beneath the old one. This process continues to make her hungry so she eats some more and the process repeats and repeats. She’s discouraged when she doesn’t notice any change in herself. But, her neighbors the tadpole family have changed by leaps and bounds. Will she ever grow up? What will she be? I’ll reveal the answer next week.

I’m ready to do the final draft on this too.

If only there were more hours in a day.

My goals are high for 2015

Thanks for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the shares.


Filed under Author