You might only have one chance to make the right not write impression.


Monday, November 30, 2009

Domestic Violence Awareness

During the month of October almost 100 Pittsburgh Women's Domestic Violence and Homeless shelters received my book, Laboring to Love an Abusive Mate by Nicholl McGuire.

I chose the Pittsburgh PA area because it was the location that my abuse occurred back in 1996. It was also the place that helped me get through my ordeal.

Thanks to a few family members and my own personal budget for the book, my cause got off to a great start and I hope to do it again next year!

Hopefully, someone will be moved by my writings and get out of a bad situation before its too late!

Friday, November 20, 2009

What ever happened to LightHouse 1795?

I don't know if anyone would ever ask this question unless they went through a relative or friend's old papers and found this spiritual newsletter. LightHouse 1795 was a small publication created by yours truly, Nicholl McGuire (owner, editor and writer) during the winter 1998 after a summer of 40 days of fasting. Prior to LightHouse, I decided to go above and beyond traditional church attendance in 1997 and do some indepth studying of the word of God on my own using prayer, fasting and a New International Version Bible.

The birth of LightHouse 1795 evolved from poems that I had wrote while on the fast. Under the direction of the Holy Spirit I was told to create a newsletter and to get other writers to submit their creative, spiritual work and include some of those poems. I placed advertising in local newspapers in Pittsburgh PA during the fall of 1998. My business name at the time was McGuire Publications replacing the former name McGuire Typing Services. Neither business made profits worth living on unfortunately, but money was not the sole intent, especially after I became passionate about a God-ordained newsletter.

Twelve writers did respond to the advertisements that requested spiritual writers send in their best work. There was a first, second and third place prize for the most creative and moving writings. Other work that were good, but didn't place were printed in the series of LightHouse newsletters. God instructed me that LightHouse would only print for a limited time. It was a seasonal publication that came out only when the seasons changed between winter 1998 in Pittsburgh PA to winter 2002 in Cleveland OH (I had moved during this time.)

God was definitely with me while putting the LightHouse project together, because it seemed I always had money for the paper, ink, and distribution of the newsletter -- all of which came out of my own pocket.

Here is a list of the writers from Pennsylvania at the time who participated in the contest and were printed in the offline newsletter:

Rod Alston
William Disso
Elizabeth Ann Fleming-Buford
Christopher Bill
Melissa Lamarca
Ron Thoma
Mike Nash
Rose Bennett
Regina S. Racke
Clarissa Glass
Mary Ann Haslett
Sandy Crowder

Looking back on the old copies of LightHouse 1795, I am still amazed and uplifted with the writings of each poet and writer. May God bless those that are still alive and their families.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Freelance Writers: Free Blog Promotion, Market Website

Simply respond to this blog entry including your website or blog url address. If your site is not offensive and useful to my readers, it will also appear on the left side of this blog site using the link you supply and the title of the website or blog.

Thanks for visiting.

Nicholl McGuire
Blog Publisher

Sunday, November 15, 2009

New Blog for Young Women Interested in Dating Older Men

A collection of my best articles related to dating older men is available in one location. I am excited about this blog, providing tips on dating older men, because I know their are many young women seeking information about dating mature men. I use to be a single woman interested in dating older men and through my experience I realized that their are many older men that are suffering from andropause -- a male menopause. If young women aren't knowledgable about this very real issue they may find themselves being a victim of an older man's midlife crisis. I have an audio recording on about the subject. Feel free to check out the blog if you are a single woman looking to try something different!

Friday, November 13, 2009

He's Not My Dad by Nicholl McGuire

At it yet again, another book for those young women curious about dating an older man. I have been penning articles on this subject for awhile now most can be found at

So what are young women looking for in an older man? Besides the obvious like responsibility and financial security, they are often looking for just a nice man who will show them the kind of love they have seen in movies and books. A word to the wise: be careful what you are reading to your sons and daughters and showing on the television screen.

Anyone who is interested in dating a man 10, 15, even 20 plus her age will want to pick up this book! For more information or to pre-order your copy just leave a comment after this posting.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sequel to Laboring to Love an Abusive Mate in the Works Laboring to Love Myself

Since the release of Laboring to Love an Abusive Mate in 2007, some readers have asked how has the abuse affected me later in life? The sequel Laboring to Love Myself answers that question as well as others. Like the first book, this too is interactive and challenges you to think about your relationship not with others but with self.

The book will also be available on in winter 2010. To find practical advice about various issues related to abuse, please visit the blog,

NEWLY PUBLISHED BOOK: When Mothers Cry Written by Nicholl McGuire

The man isn’t what she wanted even though he is the father of her children. Their legacy came before they were both ready. She is a mother and her childhood dreams aren’t the reality she now lives. Her own mother wasn’t happy when she got the news of her birth in fact she refused to see her after giving her daughter life. Some childless women resent her, allowing their jealousies to override common sense. “Being a mother just isn’t what you think!” she cries out to anyone who will listen. At the end of the day, the mother struggles to find time for herself. She often cries out to God.

Get ready for an emotional journey of what makes mother’s cry in Nicholl’s second thought-provoking book entitled, When Mothers Cry. Both good and bad mothers cry. Some don’t want to be mothers and have bad relationships. Others have what society deems “bad children.” Mothers make questionable decisions in parenting while others let themselves and their children go. These are only some of the motherhood issues discussed in When Mothers Cry. You will not want to put this page-turner down unless of course, you want to cry. Nicholl is inviting mothers from all walks of life (and the men who love them,) young and old, rich and poor, to come to her table and pull up a chair, “Let’s talk about how you really feel about your role not what you want others to think either!” says Nicholl.

When Mothers Cry doesn’t spare anyone’s feelings, doesn’t sugarcoat the truth and isn’t delusional. Not everyone is happy about parenthood. This book is for those who are struggling with motherhood and the challenges that come with it whether your child is 1 or 61. Women who don’t believe they have any struggles with being a mother, shouldn’t read this book, unless of course, you plan on helping your sister in a crisis.

“My motivation for writing this book came from being with my children ever day for three years. The longest I had ever been away from them was eight hours in a single day! I had become bored with routine and was seeking something that could excite my life. For me, writing this book did more than I could ever imagine! It gave me freedom in my mind from the burdens all around me. As I wrote, I often thought of the many mothers who died frustrated, angry, and sad for giving up so much for their children and getting little in return. Then there were those mothers who came to mind who couldn’t ask for a better life, but due to unresolved issues of the past, they just couldn’t shake their negative emotions. What others considered these mothers’ weaknesses, I knew it was my duty to note their strengths! I dedicate When Mothers Cry to deceased mothers.”

When Mothers Cry is available at For more information about the book visit or

Nicholl McGuire was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, relocated to Ohio and then settled in California. She is the mother of four sons. Her background is in journalism and communications. Nicholl penned her first book Laboring to Love an Abusive Mate in 1997. She is also the creator of several recent journals released this year for people who enjoy recording their life experiences the traditional way. Those books are: My Travel Journal, My Business Plan, My Business Journal, and What Do I Have To Say About My Job? all may be found at, a website that helps novices and professionals create books.