Tag Archives: Vanessa Jean Shockley

Making Your Own Weather


Making Your Own Weather is a fascinating concept that is incredibly infectious to those around us. It is more than a simple idea to help you find a positive state of mind during your daily adventures. The practice of making your own weather is the first step to paying it forward. Smile … Take a deep breath … and appreciate the little things that make up the beautiful day ahead of you.

I have a great example of Making Your Own Weather!

The other day, I was driving my nine-year-old grumpy daughter to school. She was miserable and flat-out dreary. I know most of you do not know me, but I’m a big believer in smile, laugh, dance and fun. So, being a child of the 80s, I decided to clue her in on some inspiring music.

When you’re feeling down and need a little happy pick-me-up, it’s all about the Bee Gees’s Staying Alive.

So, there I was, singing and dancing like a fool, and my daughter sat next to me trying her best to be invisible. Once we reached the car rider line, she became frantic because her mother was still singing and dancing.

At Cornelia Elementary, the wonderful police officers help at the car rider line, opening doors for the children. When the police officer opened our door, he heard Staying Alive playing and the smile on his face was priceless.

He started to bust out his disco moves, and as I drove away, I could see other teachers dancing.

It’s not just about making your own weather… It’s about affecting the weather of others. So do your part! Smile at the person walking by and give some high-fives! Encourage happiness and productivity will thrive.

Giveaway! Two Free Kindle Fires :)

61bzykbaz7l-_sl1000_We are celebrating the release and amazing success of the second book in The Demon Bunny Chronicles, Hidden Waterfalls! In doing so, we are holding a giveaway. Two winners will receive a brand new Kindle Fire 🙂

All you have to do is click on this link and follow the instructions on the main giveaway post.

In addition to the Kindle Fire giveaway, the price of the digital format of Hidden Waterfalls has been reduced to zip, zero, zilch! Snag a copy now and enter the contest ❤

Good luck and happy reading!

Sincerest regards,

Vanessa Jean Shockley

Pre-order Hidden Waterfalls today!

41vanqgu7alThe digital version of Hidden Waterfalls, the second book in The Demon Bunny Chronicles, is now available for pre-order by clicking this link. The date of publication has been set to September 1, 2016!

In celebration of the publication of Hidden Waterfalls, I am, once again, giving away free digital copies of the first book in this series, Sissy’s in Trouble. Although a child does not have to read the books in sequential order, the story will be far more appreciated if he or she reads Sissy’s in Trouble first.

As usual, I will be hosting a free, signed paperback giveaway of Hidden Waterfalls. Two lucky winners will receive a signed, paperback copy of my new book. Details to come 🙂

This weekend, our youngest daughter, Alex, will create a video to share with everyone. She finished reading the book today, and the only thing she complained about was the lack of table of contents. That works for me!

So go ahead and pick up your free copy of Sissy’s in Trouble and snag a pre-order of Hidden Waterfalls. Support your fellow dreamer!

Happy readying!

Vanessa Jean Shockley