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by Lady Jewells
Posted: Jan 25, 2013
The Doc said a 47xxx isn’t a type of Cowboy Hat (Darn!)
I'm Lady Jewells. Lady Jewells is my pen name, not my real name, but perhaps it should be. I've been very fortunate in life. I was raised by wonderful parents - who taught me well. Who loved me and still love me, even though I push the boundaries of their love a lot. Sometimes - I want to change my real name to my pen name, just to protect my parents. But they know better than anyone, I'm a story teller.
I write realistic fiction most of the time. In virtually every story I write, are elements of truth and almost always embellishment, too (think of those wild fishing stories -LOL). And Most of my stories are message driven. What message? The messages change - reread any given story - as your perspective changes, what message you walk away with, changes as well. But my words will always speak to you (Always).
I tell folks all the time. I write, because I have lived a storied life. My whole life has been one adventure after another. It has. My good friend calls me his "Lucy" - because I'm always getting into something. And whenever my life got boring - either God or I would jazz it up (think about the story Guess Genes or my stroke). Maybe that's why people always remember me, I'm their entertainment. Or maybe people remember me, because I'm such a positive person. I believe in helping people achieve and grow into the best person they can be and in making each life I touch, a little better. I’m just a hopeless optimist (smile).
As a child growing up with a learning disability in reading and writing, I grew up with limits placed by people who thought I couldn't do things, because I was in special education. POSITIVE THINKING and PERSEVERENCE are the keys to achieving any goal you want to achieve. Look at me; I graduated high school with 3rd grade reading skills. And I went to college and later to graduate school. Granted, my poor reading skills landed me in a remedial Reading class. But All it took was 1 steadfast Junior College Reading Professor – to find the right keys and he taught me how to read.
I started writing poetry in High School. Poetry has all kinds of styles that allow you to express your feelings in multiple ways. In college, as my reading skills improved – my writing improved as well. To give back and help other people like me – I studied and slowly became a professor. I say slowly, because my new reading skills opened up all kinds of new doors. I took off – got married, toured Europe, did some modeling, got divorced, joined the military, got discharged on a medical, and then returned to school in 1984.
After I graduated, I went to work. And My life only got better. I met Whiskey, my frisky cowboy playing pool. The winner of the Best of 5 games birthed 2 beautiful daughters, in 1991 and in 1992. In 1995, the rebel in me fell in love with a biker. I love motorcycles. Soon my career as a published writer took flight in 1996, with a poem published in The Patriot Newspaper, a motorcycle rights publication produced by the Modified Motorcycle Association (MMA-AZ) in Arizona. From 1999 forward – Known as Lady Jewells, I've ridden and written stories as a motorcycle news reporter for AriZona Rider Newspaper (www.azridersouthwest.com). However, during all those years - I had other writings, too; hidden treasures - my poetry and lusty love tales that I shared only with my closest friends.
In June of 2009, I suffered an Ischemic stroke (see Chapter 1 – Lady Jewells has a Stroke). To say, losing 10 years of memories in 15 minutes, jarred my world, is an understatement. It rocked my world. But I’m an optimist (I'm going to find that Rip Van Winkle character some day). Everything in Life happens for a reason. My Stroke recovery has been a grand adventure to say the least.
As a part of my recovery, at the close of 2012, I decided to take a 'Leap of Faith' and come out of hiding. Say what? Let me explain. Though I've been writing human interest stories for the motorcycle community since 1996, it was time to publish my hidden treasures (my poetry, tales of my adventures/memoires and my lusty love tales) with the world via booksie and booksie silk.
Please read and enjoy my treasured writings. If a certain piece of prose delights and/or agitates you - please leave a comment or email me your thoughts to email@example.com I value all your thoughts and insights. Bookmark the page and Visit as often as you like ~ new writings are being uploaded all the time.
** Don't fear technology - embrace it. I was once trapped between those musty paper sheets, restlessly waiting for someone to come along and read me. With technology - I'm free! You're my ticket - Just Click-it, Read me and FREE me. OPEN your MIND. READ Between the lines. I'm better than a genie - there are no limits! Close your computer - walk away - Hah! Think again. If you think I'm gone - you're wrong!!! I walk with you - in the hallways of your mind! - Who am I? - Not your average Mystic Dream Weaver!**
Until our paths cross or our shadows meet, I wish you pleasant dreams.
Enjoy life......I am, Lady Jewells