The Week of Deserae

We love and miss you sweetheart…

Women and Words

I had an entirely different blog planned today. But I can’t get my daughter, Deserae, out of my mind. This is not an amusing story, but instead a piece of my heart that I’m sharing. 

I have the gift of words, the gift of communication. I have a voice, and my purpose is to use it.  I am part of a club that no-one ever wants to join. I’m a mother who has lost a child. I’m not writing this for pity, or to make anyone uncomfortable. I’m hoping that it can help someone – in some small way – to get through their own grief. To let them know they are not alone.

On May 3, 2006, my daughter, Deserae Marie, died in her sleep – three weeks away from her 25th birthday. The official cause listed is – overdose. I’m not going to go into her pain or…

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Published by Yvonne Heidt

Yvonne Heidt writes Paranormal, Gothic, and Modern Romance novels. She would love to tell you she lives in a haunted Victorian mansion overlooking the ocean where she spends the afternoons writing in the turret while the ocean breeze blows gently through the picture window. But... Instead, she lives with her beloved wife of 17 years, four dogs, and a myriad of visiting ghosts in a place she calls Vonnie Land. Yvonne likes to describe herself as being a charismatic and amusing Libra Goddess. On some days she writes like a fiend, but admits that other days, she's just as content to wrap up in a blanket and cuddle with her dogs while watching "one more episode." on Netflix. Three-time Golden Crown Literary Award winner for Best Paranormal Lambda Literary Award Finalist, Rinbow Award winner and finalist.

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