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Growing up in the Bay Area of Northern California, Lorena Bathey attended St. Mary’s College in Moraga graduating with a degree in English. Then she traveled, learned about life, and developed great fodder for a book. Losing her mother to cancer and her own marriage’s demise brought her to find herself. She wrote Happy Beginnings: How I Became My Own Fairy Godmother ( and found speaking and empowering others was her passion. 
Lorena Bathey found after writing her first book that characters were visiting her mind and wouldn't leave. She was introduced to Marissa, Andrea, Lily, Deidre and Beatrice and her first novel, Beatrice Munson, came to life. After finishing that book she was inspired to write more novels and she knew that pursuing her passion was the best way to live her life. So a writer she became.
After meeting the love of her life, they embarked on the thrilling life to follow their dreams bringing their families along for the ride. Today Lorena has nine novels in her writing queue all with screenplays in the works. 
But writing isn't the only muse that inspires Lorena. She has become a passionate photographer and likes to push the envelope taking shots while learning how to navigate Photoshop. Travel, walking, enjoying new restaurants, and Italy are other loves and things she makes sure she has time for.
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Lorena's first book was inspired when she lost her mother to cancer and her husband left her. She had to begin again and this book is the journey through love, friendship and vodka that were her roadmap to finding herself. Enjoy Happy Beginnings: How I Became My Own Fairy Godmother in hard cover or eBook from and New Novel - Beatrice Munson is the story of what happens when the women of a suburban neighborhood become like their homes, varying shades of beige are introduced to Beatrice Munson. Marissa is now a forty something single mother which she knows won't impress the prefect Beatrice. But find out what happens when Beatrice introduces love, friendship, chocolate cupcakes, drag queens, and amazing party planning into their lives. Can be found at and

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Happy Beginnings : How I Became My Own Fairy Godmother
This is the story of how Lorena Bathey started over after her fairy tale of marriage failed after eleven years. With the stunning declaration made by her husband that he was leaving, she began a journey where she learned love, loss, friendship and vodka were the roadmap to finding herself. This is an open and honest account of how Lorena struggled to find her inner fairy godmother. She gives humor and insight into the world of the thirty-something divorcee.

Beatrice Munson
In Vista Heights, the women of the neighborhood have started to look like their homes, varying shades of beige. Lost in this world of suburbia, Marissa Lyons learns her high school nemesis has bought the house right across the street from her. Afraid that her arch enemy, Beatrice Munson, will arrive with Marissa’s high school crush as her husband and cause Marissa to relive the insecurity of high school in her forties, she decides to face the music and heads to Beatrice’s house with warm cupcakes. But what Marissa finds is something she never expected. How will Marissa and the rest of the women of San Martino deal with someone like Beatrice Munson, whose defining moment in her life was to get a boob job or go on a trip to Egypt. This story is about friendship, love, learning to look at things differently, and great parties. Step into the world of Vista Heights where you might not just recognize the women, you just might be one of them.

House on Plunkett Street
Phoebe Bertram is boring, bland, and unexciting. She works a job that is inadequate of her abilities. She has a boyfriend that is tolerable but mostly a dud. She is on the treadmill of her life and doesn’t know how to get off. With changes in her job and her apartment going condo she must find a new place to live. Her friend Meghan brings her the perfect apartment and the moment Phoebe steps in the door she knows there is something special and not typical about this perspective residence. She can feel it. She moves in and the real fun begins as three ghosts of women from time past begin to make their presence known. Isolda, is from the suffragette era and tells about her life making a stand to change women’s fate which inspires Phoebe to make some stands in her own life. The second ghost, Polly, is a girl from the roaring twenties and through her Phoebe begins to explore the idea of having fun and how to live life in the moment. The last ghost, Hazel, is from the time of Rosie the Riveter and she shows Phoebe how to be powerful and how to create healthy relationships. Add a love interest in the handsome and inner dorky Blaine, some self-realization, and even more drama as Phoebe is hit by Blaine’s truck and is transported to the times of her three ghost friends. These women share their stories and their worlds with Phoebe giving her a real insight into their lives and how who they were changed the world.

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