December 2017 - New York Times Bestselling Author, J. Sterling

Goodbye 2017 and Hello 2018!

New Years has always made me happy. It's one of my favorite times of year. No matter what else is going on in my life, I always look forward to the hope and the joy that New Years Eve brings. There's something utterly magical about a New Years Eve night.... a time when dreams come out to play and all our hopes and wishes for the next year are conceived.

Each year I pick a theme that I center all my goals around. This year will be no different. I know exactly what I want. And my wish for you is that you'll be happy; truly, genuinely, purely happy. That you'll find what brings you joy and you'll get the opportunity to do it. And if you're already living that life, that you'll continue doing what makes you smile and fills you up inside. I believe that everything happens for a reason, no matter how much it hurts, or how badly it sucks at the time. It's usually the most painful events that give us the most soul growth. I hope that you'll choose to grow and that you'll remember that the hard times won't last forever. I pray that you'll be better off than you were before.

When Oprah left her daytime talk show, she ended it with a magnificent speech. Parts of that speech touched my heart so deeply back then - and when I found the words again - I realized how deeply they still resonated within me. So I wanted to share them with you. I hope her words light a spark that lead to a fire in your soul and in your heart.  

"What I knew for sure from this experience is that we are all called. Everybody has a calling, and your real job in life is to figure out what that is and get about the business of doing it. 

Every time we have seen a person on this stage who is a success in their life, they spoke of the job, and they spoke of the juice that they receive from doing what they knew they were meant to be doing. We saw it in the volunteers who rocked abandoned babies in Atlanta. We saw it with those lovely pie ladies from Cape Cod making those delicious potpies. ... We saw it every time Tina Turner, Celine, Bocelli or Lady Gaga lit up the stage with their passion. 

Because that is what a calling is. 

It lights you up and it lets you know that you are exactly where you're supposed to be, doing exactly what you're supposed to be doing. 

And that is what I want for all of you.

To live from the heart of yourself. 

You have to make a living; I understand that. 

But you also have to know what sparks the light in you so that you, in your own way, can illuminate the world."

I am so thankful for each and every one of you. Thank you for being a part of my life. I can't wait for 2018!

Adios Pantalones Update

Ryan Fisher's book is coming! If you've already pre-ordered it on Amazon then you might have gotten a notification email about it. I pushed the release date back a month because I'm not quite finished yet and I don't like to rush my stories. You guys don't like it when I rush either, so.. Ryan's gotten a little delay. :) He will now be released on March 7th.

Click here to pre-order on Amazon now:

I'm so excited about this book you guys! Ryan is.. well, he's Ryan. He's so damn loveable and the brothers are all so funny when they're together. I absolutely love being in their world. Plus, this is the first time I've ever written about a single mom and that seems so crazy to me, considering that I was one for so many years.

I absolutely love writing about things I know, things I've experienced and things I hope for. Writing a single mom is making it very easy to do exactly that- even if I want to smack some sense into her character at times. lol

I know you guys are going to love this story and I can't wait for you to read it. You know, once I finish it. HA

Until then, I hope you have a great holiday. I hope that you are surrounded by love, friends, family and all the things that make you happy and bring you joy (aren't those the same things? I think they are lol). 

Books on sale!

Amazon has put The Perfect Game AND The Game Changer on sale for only $1.99 each this holiday season!

All 4 books in the series are FREE if you're a Kindle Unlimited member (there's also a free 30-day trial). 

Click here to meet the Carter's!