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Right Where You Left Me, Vacation Ration, Optimism

Right Where You Left Me

Do you remember when you were a kid you dreamed about vacation time? In 2016, American workers left 662 million vacation days unused. Many people skip a vacation believing that they’ll get behind on work or they can’t afford the time off. The truth is that you are more productive, happier, healthier, and creative when you take vacation days. Cynthia Brian eliminates the guilt and gets you on track for a break.

No matter who you are or where you come from, you will have setbacks and challenges in your life. It is not what happens to us that decides our character, it is how we respond to events and circumstances. Are you an optimist or a pessimist? You have a choice and Cynthia will lead you to the light.

Booklist calls Calla Devlin’s sophomore book, Right Where You Left Me, “a thought provoking examination of familial love.” It’s the story of a journalist father, his Russian wife, and their senior high school daughter, Charlotte, who is close to her dad, but has a chilly relationship with her mom. When Charlotte’s father disappears while covering an earthquake in Ukraine, the mom and Charlotte are forced to communicate and collaborate.

Guest Bio: Calla Devlin is the author of William C. Morris Award finalist Tell Me Something Real. She’s also a Pushcart nominee and winner of the Best of Blood and Thunder Award whose stories have been included in numerous literary journals and in anthologies, including Because I Love Her: 34 Women Writers Reflect on the Mother-Daughter Bond, for which she was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco Magazine. Visit her at

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