Snow Day

This weekend, surprisingly, turned into one big SNOW DAY! I woke Saturday morning to a plethora of snow and then, it continued to snow all weekend – and yes, I know I live just outside Toronto, Ontario, Canada – so you would think it should be expected, right!? Well no, not really. It’s actually been unusually cold for us this time of year, and typically, while we do get some snow here and there, we don’t often get this much particularly so early in the season. Or if we do, it never stays long.017

I suppose being so South and close to the lake, we often get shielded for temps and snow. Southern Ontario weather is not typically what the rest of the world would think of when they think winter in Canada. The only ones with better weather in this country normally are those of you in British Columbia.

In any case, I DO love Christmas time, and I recently did say how much I wished it looked like it does in the Christmas movies……..and voila!  019

So doing what any good mommy does when her boy loves the snow – I bundled up, we got out there and we played in it. What else is there to do? Well yes, watch Christmas movies………and I did, but in between them, Fabrizio and I had some fun.

I’m also trying to edit JADED, but it’s slow going this time of year…..How can you focus with a boy this handsome??


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I Wish I Could Live In A Christmas Movie…

EVERY December I have to admit, the best part for me is the plethora of Christmas movies to watch! I wish I could LIVE in a Christmas movie!! They just seem to bring out the deep down hope for life and humanity, and the potential for joy in everything. There are just so many I love that it would be impossible to pick just one as a favorite – and of course, I discover new one’s each year.

Recently, I watched (for the first time) 12 Men Of Christmas (with Kristin Chenoweth), Merry Daughter Of The Bride (with Helen Shaver) and 12 Dates Of Christmas (Amy Smart) – all over the weekend – and loved each of them!!

Some of my real FAV’s are:   The Bishop’s Wife (Cary Grant), Borrowed Hearts, Miracle On 34th Street (both version’s), Last Holiday (Queen Latifah), It’s A Wonderful Life, Home Alone, While You Were Sleeping, Christmas In Connecticut, The Grinch that Stole Christmas …………………………… Oh man – the list could keep going.

Believe it or not, I hate the cold, and these darn movies even make me wish for snow, and lots of it! They also make me wistfully long to live in a small town, or any town really, that celebrates and decorates for Christmas like they do in these movies. (Just picture me lying back with arms crossed behind my head just wishing. Of course, wearing a bright red and super cozy, oversized sweater with a reindeer on the front, surrounded in a endlessly soft black and red blanket with hot cocoa with yep, marshmallows, in one hand. And naturally, a big, blazing fireplace very nearby! Oooh and don’t forget the roasting chestnuts!)

Oh, and then there’s Christmas music too – I love it!!   Ah well, enough talk – I have a movie to watch…

Truly best to you all over the holiday season…


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The Wisdom Of Chloe Gunn

The wisdom of some of what Chloe Gunn discovers is shared with actress Victoria Palmer in the e-novel INDUCED AMNESIA

“We all get caught up in the moving world, making choices on autopilot based more on our inner beliefs. If you aren’t stable inside, it eventually shows outside. Then, things happen that are supposed to wake us up. You need to address what’s eating at you inside.”

“So, you try hard to be someone you soulfully aren’t on the inside, and wonder why things fall off track outside? Ok, here is life lesson one – not being true to you, is pain, always. To honor your life, your soul, is not to be what others outside want you to be, or what you think they want you to be.” Chloe softly touches Victoria’s collarbone. “You have a purpose and meaning inside of you, and look at where that started to take you – you are that one in a million.”

Chloe reaches out tenderly and strokes the side of Victoria’s face, and as the tears start once more, Victoria leans into the affection. She closes her eyes. She melts into the warmth and energy coming from Chloe’s hand – a pulsing compassion – a drawing and a giving at the very same moment; it’s hallowed, conversant, sublime, and a touch so profound, that it creates a sensation of levity. Victoria doesn’t want it to end. “What are you?” she whispers.


The word repeats inside Victoria’s head – energy – softly, light, like a celestial whisper; Chloe’s voice is an inducement to a sacred disencumbering – energy – it brings solace, diffusing all pain, all fear and all confusion.

“Do you see what I’m saying? We’re all the same; we all come from and connect back to the very same source; all of us. Any other self-thought is defeating and an illusion. We all suffer the same doubts and the same anxieties, and those are just signals to examine how we feel, and why; any negative pull is a guide to push us all back toward the source that created us, and to connect to a balanced spirit state of what we’re ultimately created for – love, peace, joy, compassion. That’s our truth, and our freedom.”

“You wanted someone to show you the way. You’re just like every other person out there. We all miss the simplicity of peace, joy and love. So rather than understanding that ease comes from staying close to, and connected to our Source, our Creator, we try to be independent; and we think we are. We attempt to separate – but the reality is we cannot, ever. In doing so, we only stretch our connection thinly outward and away. Our soul, our sanity, resembles a small light tethered on a string. And following negative situations and feelings cause the string to tangle; and sometimes, many times, over and over again and again.”

“We are more magnificent than electricity,
lightening or even the billions of stars in the sky. That is the truth of what
we are.”

The novel INDUCED AMNESIA is now available on all major e-publishers (Kindle, Kobo, iBooks & more). Please check it out & give me your feedback. I love hearing from you!!  Check out INDUCED AMNESIA today!



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Healing Broken Hearts #inducedamnesia

All of our hearts, at one time or another, need some sort of healing; and it’s not always about lost love, though that is a common biggie. For Chloe Gunn in INDUCED AMNESIA that’s her unfortunate burden of pain. But it’s only the beginning of a journey. And like so many of us, Chloe thinks it’s an end. Is this novel capable of healing broken hearts? Well, yes it’s fiction, but the sad opening is only the start, but what Chloe discovers is very real and true. So, is it too late for her? You’ll have to read and find out, BUT I know it’s not too late for you…

It’s amazing how a step back, or outside of a situation, can bring clarity and a different perspective. The reality is nothing awful is forever, and most often actually contains seeds of power and promise, as so very hard as it can seem in moments. The question isn’t what to do about the broken heart, but how to walk beyond it. How do we start? Wanting to be better, to be stronger, is the first necessary step. There is a seed of promise to be picked up, but that has to start first with a choice. Just that simple, really. And from there, the universe will start to move up to meet you.

It’s a process; a daily reinforced commitment to move on and up, but if that choice is made, everything will change – and eventually you look back and then you see with far more clarity, and realize you have grown. It took some pain at times, but you have grown. And healed.

INDUCED AMNESIA is fiction – it’s meant to be entertaining, but also haunting. It’s fantasy, but there’s reality in it. And I hope that it not only connects, but ignites growth. My dream for it is that it might get people talking, and acknowledge emotional pain in themselves and others.

BTW – A great song to check out is Everything Changes by Heather Nova

“Everything changes, changes for the good,
Even the pain hurts like it should,
Everything moves, shadows to light,
Heart becomes whole when you give up the fight.”

**I’m a big Heather Nova fan and have been since her first album – and a lot of her songs fit well as a backdrop to this novel …….


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Here’s more sneaky peek into the novel INDUCED AMNESIA

Please let’s share this and get talking out #inducedamnesia and #chloegunn!! This is a novel of pain we have all faced and the road to transcending it…


This time of day, the public pool is quiet with only a few seniors swimming. Chloe slips right into the cool water feeling alive instantly. She drops and releases her weight, pushing off. Chloe’s feet lift and she drifts forward gently. Even her breathing is affected.

An hour passes with Chloe floating effortlessly on her back, sometimes staring up at the massively high ceiling, sometimes with eyes closed. Ironically she thinks – this is living – yet it’s because now, there’s nothing to live for. The backward arch to her spine, as her feet float below the water surface with her arms limp and relaxed, feels therapeutic, like a full release of any remaining life tension.

In giving up her attachment to life, Chloe’s found the path to appreciating each moment. She now takes the time to live the moment, instead of trying to push through it to something better, something more exciting, something less complex and painful. Now, moments aren’t weighed in that fashion. She just drifts in and out of each speckle of time, whatever it brings, knowing that it doesn’t matter. And the peace that it induces feels amazing to her. Is it possible to keep this mindset in everyday life?

Even in the change room, Chloe takes her time toweling off. There’s no rush, no pressure. The brisk cold feeling is normally something she hurried to avoid. Now, it refreshes her. Life is funny. When I finally don’t care about life, I feel so alive.


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The SHORTS have started….

I finally added a new PAGE kiddies!! 😉   SHORTS by Tyin C. Krysset  or in other words, the SHORTS have started…..

Most of my short stories are actually just compact novel concepts for me, and unfortunately, a lot of them cannot be added right now (always the contest rules – damn them!).   But I’ll try to add more as time goes by. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the new SHORTS page. Mwah!

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Tyin C. Krysset on Chloe Gunn

Tyin C. Krysset on INDUCED AMNESIA’s main character – Chloe Gunn volunteers for an unprecedented medical trial to induce amnesia where the answer seems simple: erase her mind and erase the pain. But is it really?

Imagine what that would entail. Losing all your memories, good and bad. Forgetting family and friends, along with the one’s you really want to forget. Would it really be worth it? Would you do it? Would heart pain really go away with memory? Or would the universe work to remind us of the lesson in it all over again? Somehow I think so. But……I could be wrong. It’s a great concept to consider though, isn’t it?

Chloe’s circumstance was chosen (and yes embellished, for those that ask is she me lol) when the concept of the novel was born because I think it’s a circumstance so many of us can relate to. Falling in love and losing it hurts. And for many, sometimes profoundly. Sometimes it can be difficult to move past, without bringing it into the future. And that’s dangerous – as Chloe’s situation proves. But nevertheless, this is a situation that almost all of us can cite as something we’ve known as a painful experience – although perhaps, not as devastatingly dramatic as Chloe.

Likely not a lot of us would seriously consider Chloe’s option – but without doubt, she’s so relatable. Getting hurt by someone you love and trust, having your soul fall on its’ knees and then, wishing for a better life, a stronger you – wishing that the way to getting everything you really dream of will rise and shine before you – that’s the human experience for all of us. It’s growth. It’s not fun. But it’s the friction that makes the diamond. What’s interesting and ironic is, she’s drowning in hopelessness and it’s the idea of inducing amnesia that finally gives Chloe some hope.

Simply, Chloe got hurt, but she wants to be better – and that’s all of us, isn’t it? Does she win? Is it really that simple? Is amnesia an answer? Hmm……maybe. I guess you need to read INDUCED AMNESIA by Tyin C. Krysset. And if you do – I’ll be forever grateful peeps…


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Contact Author of INDUCED AMNESIA #tyinkrysset

wrist tat 2What are the best ways to contact author Tyin C. Krysset (aka me!) privately – seems there are some people who want to know….

Well….you can follow me on Twitter

and then message me, OR…

Go to my Facebook pages to message me –

OR use the form below…

So there you have it! I look forward to hearing from you……….whether it’s regarding contact re: INDUCED AMNESIA or some other compelling reason.


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The Quote By Henry James

True happiness, we are told, consists in getting out of one’s self, but the point is not only to get out – you must stay out; and to stay out you must have some absorbing errand.  

–       Henry James

This quote is from James’ literary work Roderick Hudson – which I admit I haven’t read, although I have often been drawn to some of his quotes. James’ had a fascination with consciousness and the workings of the mind, and I suppose I’m drawn to his quotes because I share the same fascination.

This particular quote though – the quote I use to begin the novel INDUCED AMNESIA – is one of my favorite quotes. So why did I find it fitting for this particular novel? Well, let’s be honest…….we ALL want true happiness. And it’s an elusive, driving force within us – the unicorn of the consciousness – and no matter how far away from it we slip, there’s a haunting of it pulling us back up. But the mystery for so many is: where is it and how do we keep it? Hence the immense popularity of the self-help industry. Immense! People from around the globe want to know the secret of inner happiness. And the hunt accumulates more and more souls each and every day as year after year passes.

We search outside ourselves – self-medicating, buying, eating, fighting, displaying – and then, we search inside – burning up our consciousness, winding up emotion and getting lost inside our own heads. But our focus is on ourselves. When really, I think Henry James had something with that quote back in the late 1800’s. We all need to start focus outside ourselves.

When I started to consider Chloe, amnesia aside, I knew she needed an errand. Something to draw her away from herself, up and out, even if that was only an errand for her soul. But errands like that remind us of the reality of how small we are in the universe, and how we are all connected by energy. Focusing on the nurture of another’s soul is an empowering errand I think. And when we fulfill those types of errands, it cosmically feeds and empowers us too. Oprah is a beaming example of this power and peace. And that happiness, that peace, is real.

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Let’s Talk About Why INDUCED AMNESIA Is So important To Share

Life, money, love, pain, the pursuit of the highs our society parades – it’s like a collar that gets slipped around our necks with our acceptance in striving for contentment. A collar with the world at the end of the leash attached to it – yanking, pulling, guiding. Sometimes it’s all right; many times it’s unbearable.


We all have visions of the person we really want to be – that strong, happy, successful, beautiful version of who we know we were really meant to be. And that person is there. We all do know it – somewhere very deep inside – they’re there. But this world, our societies, can be overwhelming, noisy, confusing and at times, down right toxic. I think Chloe’s take on it (above) describes it perfectly. Being human, having a consciousness, may be extraordinary, sacred and empowering, but at times, for some people, it can be ruinous and demonic. It’s a power deep inside us that paradoxically can heal and destroy.

Depression should not be something we avoid in conversation. It should not be taboo. And it should not take a life. There are ways to cope, deal, heal and overcome depression – even clinical depression. But unfortunately today it’s becoming all too prevalent – it’s a war we need to start addressing and fighting, with weapons that need to be shared. It’s a cause that should bind our spirits because I do believe it’s a strong by-product of the separation that’s growing as humans, as a world that is very much linked and connected to one another on a strong physics level, whether we want to acknowledge it or not. If it’s not a battle you’ve had, it is for someone you know, whether you know it or not.

And so the premise for INDUCED AMNESIA began to be born. I wanted Chloe Gunn to be any girl, and every girl. I wanted this novel to resound with people just like you. I wanted to connect with people, and share information and power, that I know now, works. I want us all to win.  And for these reasons, I want this novel to find its way out there……I hope it helps someone, anyone…….even if it is just one.

Real stats by WHO….

  • Major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and established market economies worldwide.
  • Major depressive disorder affects approximately 9.9 million American adults, or about 5.0 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year.
  • Nearly twice as many women (6.5 percent) as men (3.3 percent) suffer from major depressive disorder each year. These figures translate to 6.7 million women and 3.2 million men.
  • While major depressive disorder can develop at any age, the average age at onset is the mid-20s.
  • Clinical depression affects about 16% of the population on at least one occasion in their lives.
  • It should be noted that these numbers are only for those who report or receive treatment for depression; men are less likely to report feeling depressed, and also less likely to seek treatment, possibly due to gender roles. Clinical depression is currently the leading cause of disability in North America as well as other countries, and is expected to become the second leading cause of disability worldwide (after heart disease) by the year 2020, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

In the United States, around 3.4% of people with major depression commit suicide, and up to 60% of people who commit suicide had depression or another mood disorder.

Please, please share this….


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