Jacci lives with her husband in Nevada's high desert. They spend their mornings hiking through the sagebrush with their big yellow dog, Rocky.
Jacci loves chocolate, babies, and coffee with friends. She's worn many hats in her lifetime: therapist, school counselor, campus minister, and mom. Her favorite hats are her writer and grandmother hats, which come in wild colors and don't fit too tightly.
Jacci has written Bending Willow,about Riley and Mia, in search of a father who doesn't know they exist. It is the first book in The Finding Home Series. Bending Willow has been on Amazon's top 100 Middle Grade Action/Adventure list since it came out and represented Nevada at the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. In addition to sharing her stories about Riley and Mia, Jacci is the author of the Amazon best-selling young adult series, The Finding Home Series.
Jacci has an active blog and has written articles for Middle Shelf Magazine and Conversations Journal. She loves connecting with readers so give her a buzz on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Linkedin, Tumblr, or Instagram.
I love this image. We are all in the rock tumbler of life and we can either become bitter and angry because of the difficult things that come our way, or we can let them smooth us and turn us into beautiful tumbled stones.
The world is full of sharp edged people, we need more soft, beautiful people!
When I put that first batch into the tumbler, I looked forward to prying off the cap after the first week. I must tell you, the rocks came out in a disgusting gray goo, as zillions of tiny bits of rock had been knocked loose and ground to dust, creating an ugly paste. But after I rinsed off the sludge, I could see the beautiful change taking place in the rocks. After each week of tumbling, the sand had done its work: the rocks became increasingly smooth. Finally, after the last week of fine sand, the rocks were transformed into smooth, beautiful pieces of art. The inner beauty of the rocks had been revealed.