The Rainbow Won’t Wait


A dying mother’s advice for the obstinate daughter she is leaving behind.

When the author lost her mother in 2006, she could have been a
better daughter. She tried to be the daughter that her mother wanted and needed at this time of sorrow but she didn’t know how to be that person.

In a collection of short pieces of advice, the author has put together words of comfort and wisdom that her Cherokee mother gave her over the years. She never knew at the time, that this advice would help her as she took care of a dying
parent. It also served as a catalyst to help her regain her footing after a series of tragedies following her mother’s death, left her in a crippling, suicidal depression for three years.

A story of hope, inspiration and how a briar of a child became the flower that her mother always dreamed of…but died before she got a chance to see her bloom.



“Lisa, This book really gave me good memories and reminded me of things I love about my mother, She like your mother is now enjoying Heaven and this book just made me feel good! Thank you for writing it! Love Love Love it!!!!” – Phyllis B.
“First, about the Author, I had the wonderful opportunity to meet and sit down with Lisa for a visit. She is a joy to know and a true, down to earth lady that is exactly what she gives.
Her heart is worn on her sleeve and it is very apparent through her writing. I am looking forward to her book signing coming up soon! I could not be more proud to know her.
In direct response to “The Rainbow Won’t Wait,” in the most literal sense of the idea, this is a book I couldn’t put down. When I started reading, I just felt pulled to continue on to the next chapter.
Lisa has packed this journey, led by her Mother, into a neat package that is perfect in length and a pleasure to read. The greatest aspect I found during my reading “The Rainbow Won’t Wait,” is that Lisa provided a source of inspiration for each and every one of her readers.
Most importantly though, is that this level of inspiration isn’t the distant inspiration that readers enjoy but few connect with directly. Lisa’s and her Mother’s words inspire in a way that every reader will connect to in a very direct sense. In short, “The Rainbow Won’t Wait” is inspiration as a real world experience.
I would and will recommend this to anyone and everyone. Thank you for the inspiration and thank you to your Mother as well. Her legacy lives on through you and your writing.
And for that, just like in the song I sing to my boys as written by the late Dennis Wilson (Original ‘Beach Boys’ brother and drummer), “Let the love I have for you, live in your heart and be forever,” you have done that for your Mother and now it will truly live forever in you and in the pages of this book.  Thank you again!” -David Vogt, Congressional Candidate of Maryland’s 6th District and former Marine
“This book brought me back to a teenage year, I was eighteen, when I lost a very important person in my life. I was young and trying to be a (everything) to everybody and this booked helped me to realize, that I did do what I was supposed to do in supporting this very important person while she was dying.
As you grow older and start your own family you hide these feeling (kinda) but as you grow older and your life settles down… they come out. Because of you telling your story made my guilt lessen.
Thank you for writing this book and telling your story. Now every time I see a rainbow I will remember this very important person and think of your supportive chapters in your book. Good luck to you.” -D., reader
“I just finished reading “The Rainbow Won’t Wait” and I was so happy, sad,  grateful, inspired, informed and even felt loved 🙂
I was so happy that you were able to write such a book, I am sure it wasn’t easy. I was happy to read about such a wonderful, kind, beautiful woman you called mother.
I was happy to see everything that she as well as you have overcame. I was happy throughout the book 🙂
I was sad to learn of all of the struggles you and your mother had to endure. I was sad because this wonderful woman, Victoria, was gone too soon. I was sad during the book when she was and when you were.
My heart broke when yours did. It was a very touching book.
I felt grateful while reading because I felt that you were kind enough to share such an intimate part of yours and your mom’s lives with me. Also, it just felt and made me feel grateful to know that you are a person who has been through and overcame as much as you have and still come out a wonderful person.
I was inspired while reading to implement some of the advice your mother gave you into my own life and children. It’s amazing how we think about things as adults and we didn’t as children 🙂 Your mother had some wonderful advice and I think it will inspire many others as well.I felt informed about her illness, because like so many others, we don’t think about those things until it’s too late or we just don’t care. I do care and was grateful for the information that you were able to share about what your mother was going through until her last breath.

Lastly, I would like to say that I felt loved while I was reading this, I know this may sound funny to some but, I did. I mean I just felt the love all around (I know there were times it wasn’t so evident, but it all comes
down to love in the end). I felt like I was in a small part of yours and your  mom’s world that I too, was loved by you both.

May you have continued success with life and family 🙂

Thanks again for writing this book, it is a wonderful way to remember not only one wonderful woman, but TWO!” -Sam T. friend and reader


“I started reading your book this morning. I can only start by saying my mom died 25 years ago on February 13 … the day before Valentines day .. and the day my father’s heart broke into tiny pieces.

I have been reading for 2 hours now and have cried the entire time … it’s getting hard to read the computer version … so I’ll hold off unitl I can get the book in my hands. I’m kind of old fashioned in that sense.

 But, before I sign off — thank you … you’re writing is basically a glorious and tearful walk down memory lane with my own mother and the things I dealt with before her passing.

She was also an amazing woman,and sometimes when playing with my grandchildren it saddens me to know that they will never know her personally – but I do know that the wonderful things she instilled in me came from her and I am now passing on to them. I really needed this connection in my life right now.

Thank you for your spirit, and you’re way with words that I know come straight from your heart.” Donna B.


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