No Just No

Photo by Bess Hamiti on Pexels.com As much as I know you do not what to hear this also know that I hate this lesson, this truth too. Sometimes no is the answer. I hate it when I want to do or go or have or not do and the answer is flat out NO … Continue reading No Just No

Why so Snappy?

Why is it that some people are so snappy? Why is it that they walk up to counters in coffee shops, restaurants, doctor's offices, post offices and libraries with such scowls on their faces, pointy words and harsh tones in their voices? I think the ants are back. Ants: Automatic Negative Thoughts. Maybe it is … Continue reading Why so Snappy?

Who Is In Your Tribe

Have you given much thought to who is in your circle or tribe? I like both metaphors. I see my tribe as like minded people who I may or may not see every day. My tribe are mostly friends not family. Included are my online friends. My circle are the ones closer to me, my … Continue reading Who Is In Your Tribe

Take Care of Yourself

We do not always want to take care of us. We put off what we need to do for our well being for what? Others? Work? Responsibilities? What happens to those things if we are not healthy enough to take care of them or worse we die and or not here at all? Stop. Take … Continue reading Take Care of Yourself

Truth Will Not Hide

Photo by Daria Shevtsova on Pexels.com There are forces of nature that are set firm. The laws of physics are one example. Truth is a natural law. No matter what you do to hide it truth will not stay hidden. You can lie and stretch it, or here's a good one ignore it, however it … Continue reading Truth Will Not Hide

Save Time

Want more time in your day? Here is how you get it. Reclaim all the minutes you are wasting doing things that are not helpful to you or someone else. Stop telling that child over and over and over again to do that thing. They aren't listening. Show them how to do it. Stop giving … Continue reading Save Time

Ever Have You Ever

Have you ever been so completely exhausted that even after a good sleep you are still tired? Me too! Sometimes I can attribute my exhaustion to my own bad decisions. In that case it is all my fault. Sometimes I am just plain tired and I need to snuggle my puppy or my husband. Other … Continue reading Ever Have You Ever

Just Chuck It

There are those days when you just have to toss your hands up and be done. Sometimes you have to chuck whatever it is in the bucket and move on. I know you don't want to hear this, but hear it anyway. Not everything or every one is meant for you. Not everyone will like … Continue reading Just Chuck It

But why?

I hate waiting. I know hate is a strong word. My detestation of waiting validates the word choice. I have very little patience. Why does it seem that good things always take so long to happen and bad things are spontaneous? Slow: Nice cozy fire for snuggling in front of. Spontaneous: fireworks that terrify my … Continue reading But why?

Fake It Until It Happens

There is a story. It’s source lost in time. It goes like this. One day all villagers decided to pray for rain. On the day of prayer all the people gathered, however only one boy came with an umbrella. He had faith. Now we can’t all be like that boy. Sometimes situations make us doubt. … Continue reading Fake It Until It Happens

Give Me a Break

Last time I checked I was a human being. I am not perfect. It was not me who walked on water. Why then do I expect things to be prefect for me? I am not perfect therefore my life is not perfect. We are perfect in our imperfection.~ Megan Mccafferty I make mistakes. I eat … Continue reading Give Me a Break

Be Different

It is better to be different than to be like everyone else. Seems to me the new trend is to be differently the same. All over social media people suffer the same aliments and post about it repeatedly. When did having anxiety become a social norm? Wait....Before you go all crazy, look, I know that … Continue reading Be Different

Where Are You Headed?

There is only one way to live your life and that is your way. No one can tell you what to feel, what to think or what to believe. You have to decide that for yourself. No one can motivate you or teach you initiative. You have to motivate yourself to be better, to be … Continue reading Where Are You Headed?

New Year, New Words

Starting Jan 1, 2020 Lori will write a short post right here everyday. It will be published at tea time, around three (CST) in the afternoon. Many of her readers have asked her to resume the "Thought of the Day" posts on social media. This will be similar. Regular blog posts will be published on … Continue reading New Year, New Words

Do Not Hurt Yourself…

Striving for Perfection on Christmas. There are some things you do not know about me. There are some hidden things I keep tucked inside my soul. I do my best to be as transparent as a writer can be. I will answer any question honestly and often without sugar-coating it so the truth is easier … Continue reading Do Not Hurt Yourself…

Who are You?

How do you see yourself? Do you see yourself as a writer, artist, worker, manager, 9 to 5-er, housewife? How you perceive yourself has a great influence in your daily success. For the longest time I didn’t call myself an author or even a writer. I was just a wife and mom who liked to … Continue reading Who are You?

You Do Not Have to Suffer

Life is a struggle. Will you have pain? Yes, that is true. However, there is so much more to life. We, humans, share joy as well as pain. There are happiness and sadness that happens. We learn from all of it. I saw a quote that made me shake my head and ask, “What the … Continue reading You Do Not Have to Suffer

For a Limited Time

You can read the ebook edition of We Will Get There free. Click here to get your copy now! We Will Get There is a turbulent adventure of the past and present hold of a mysterious place on Krystal Sabine. For Krystal, Perdido Key was home, a place that brought order into her life. It … Continue reading For a Limited Time

The Power of Stopping

I kept thinking I had forgotten something. You know that nagging feeling that something important is not getting done. Check the oven. No, it’s off. Pick up my phone. Nothing on the calendar. No waiting messages. Self-doubt and anxiety were disrupting my normal existence and interfered with my quality of life. I decided that I … Continue reading The Power of Stopping

Kids These Days

Every generation has its version of this complaint. For my grandparents, it was, “Kids these days don’t know what love is” when my parents were part of the free love hippie sixties. For my mom and dad, it was, “Fashion? We had to wear homemade clothes. Music? We had to listen to one radio station. … Continue reading Kids These Days

We are All Homesick for Something

What are you missing? There is a feeling that comes and goes in the human heart. It is called hiraeth. Hiraeth is a Welsh concept of longing for home. Many Welsh people claim ‘hiraeth’ is a word which cannot be translated, meaning more than solely “missing something” or “missing home.” It is an unexplained longing. … Continue reading We are All Homesick for Something

Complacency is a Killer

Did you ever run into a friend whom you haven’t seen in a long time and wonder what happened? You know the one. The one who you did everything with and were even maybe contemplating spending forever with, yeah that one. What did you say the last time you saw them? There are a million … Continue reading Complacency is a Killer

I’m Not Asking A Lot

Is expecting people to be nice to each other too much to ask? Well, apparently it is too much. I just want people to treat others around them with respect. I am not asking that everyone love each other. Hell, you don’t even have to like each other. Can you at least be nice? It … Continue reading I’m Not Asking A Lot

How to Save Time

There once was a music storyteller named Jim Croce. He sang about saving time in a bottle so that he could spend eternity with his “you”. He told of how there never seems to be enough time to do the things that you want to do once you find them. In this hurry-scurry life, we … Continue reading How to Save Time

What does surviving mean to you?

Is it possible for a person to save another who didn’t know they needed saving? We look at all the social media that screams at us with lies about our self-worth. Not all the messages we get are negative, some are positive. Most of the positive ones are inflated. We see articles, inspirational quotes that … Continue reading What does surviving mean to you?

Books are a lifestyle, not a Business

We have been told that we have to treat this book publishing gig as one would any other business. We hesitated, because for us it is not a business, it is a way of life. In any case, we decided to take a look at what a writing business would look like for us. My … Continue reading Books are a lifestyle, not a Business

You are Invited!

Come join us as we celebrate the release of the anticipated beginning of the adventure! The Travelers' Song, the first book in the Necromancer's Song series. When: Saturday, September 28, 2019, at 4-10 PM Where: Level Up Gaming, 1132 Creighton Road, Pensacola, Florida 32504 Meet the authors and other fabulous people. Get one of the … Continue reading You are Invited!

You won’t want to miss this….

There will not be an issue of our newsletter, The Inner Circle, in July or August due to a family vacation and other summer fun. If you haven't signed up, do so before the September 1 issue. It will be loaded with the good stuff, including a giveaway of a NEW book. Sign up here!

What Would Happen If…?

Do you ever look at the world and think we are on a collision course for disaster? The NECROMANCER'S SONG book collection will explore what happens when human influences on the natural environment and modern society cause the mutation of life as we know it, or as it will be known in a few hundred … Continue reading What Would Happen If…?

Would you read it?

Publishers and readers alike have difficulty placing Lori O'Gara's novels in one genre. She is a Christian writer who writes about subjects that other Christian writers often avoid. She has no problem tackling drug addiction, sex or other subjects that are often thought of as taboo for Christian writers. "The thing is sex and addiction are … Continue reading Would you read it?

New Online Publication

Lori O'Gara has been writing on Medium.com for about a year. Medium is an online group of publications and magazines that you can read for a small subscription fee of $5 bucks a month. For about what you pay for a cup of coffee at that big famous coffee place, you can read about any … Continue reading New Online Publication

Do More For the Least

We see several people adding donations for their birthdays on social media. March is Lori's birth month, so for her birthday, we will donate 10% of all book sale profits to The Alfred-Washburn Center (AWC) and 10% to Santa Rosa Interfaith Prison Ministries, local as well to our home here in Florida. Help us help … Continue reading Do More For the Least

Thank you, Readers!

Thank you, readers, for making our day at the Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire and Pirate Festival a success. We met some amazing new people, made new friends and sold out of some of our titles. If you missed us and want a signed copy. Let's us know and we will work something out for you! … Continue reading Thank you, Readers!

Get Your Medieval On

Our new book, The Travelers' Song is not set in medieval times; however, in our story this world, yes Earth, four thousand years from now life is eerily similar to the Dark Ages. Electricity is sparse, as is plumbing and other modern conveniences. Technology is not embraced like it is now because technology brought on the … Continue reading Get Your Medieval On

NECROMANCER’S SONG COMPENDIUM BOOKS

Now available two compendium books for the Necromancer's Song series. The Two is placed in the current century. Love is a connection in the spiritual realm. The Two are not human, rather mystical beings that have existed since the beginning of time and change form at the discretion of Fate. They both discover, in a tragic … Continue reading NECROMANCER’S SONG COMPENDIUM BOOKS