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10 Most Influential Men in My Life

To be honest women aren't the only people who changed my life. Quite a few men in my life have shaped and sculpted who I am today. So here are the top ten men/boys who have changed or influenced my life.


Keith Gabbert (my father): Dad never let me hold myself back just because I have CP. He always taught me the power of working my ass off to get what I want. He also taught me never to dumb myself down for anyone. I have two favorite lessons from him: one, "broaden your horizons" (he pretty much said that for everything); and two, you got to do everything in your power to protect yourself and your loved ones. Tim Barnes (brother's dad and father figure): Ever since I met him he's been great to me. He's helped me with everything he could. He helped me with homework and learning how not to stress too much. He's always been there for me. When I told him I wanted to publish a book he encouraged me and gave me great advice. "If you write a trilogy no one wi…

10 Women Who Changed My Life

Every month when I read my issues of Glamour I see an article about the ten women who've changed someone's life. So I've felt that it's my turn at it.


April Gabbert (my old stepmother): She was my first strong female role model. I've known her since I was two until I was seventeen, I believe. She taught me things I needed to know about growing up and getting passed my CP with pure determination. She and I may not have always seen eye-to-eye, but she impressed me every day. She was/is a wonderful artist and still a strong woman. Ms. Kalea (best friend's mom and family friend): I've known her since I was eight years old. Like April she was a strong woman I've always looked up to. She's a strict but fair mother figure. She always called me on my shit and taught me valuable lessons. Christine Beistsch (my first boss): I was nineteen when I met her, and when I found out she had two jobs and started a volunteer program to help Californians I was in awe. Sh…

Birthday Fun and More

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Yesterday was my birthday, and I had a wonderful day. Richard, Eric, and I went to the city to celebrate. Our first stop was Midtown Comics. We didn't know if there was an elevator at first for my wheelchair, so Richard went up to get some comics I wanted. Then Eric and I found the elevator and went up and surprised Richard. Instead of getting $12-$18 we ended up spending a lot more because we all geeked out there. Richard and Eric got something, and I got more something. We had a nice lunch out at Panera,Then we went to see Antman which was great. After that places were closing and such so we headed home. But it was super fun, I had a lot of great birthday wishes from friends and family.


This is some of what we got yesterday. As you can see most of it is from Midtown Comics. I also got cards from Adam and Jane. The card pictured is from my Aunt Rita. I got a necklace and Zune HD from Richard. I got money from Adam, I got six Digimon finger puppets from Jessicah. The Digimon I hav…

Not Everything is so Black and White...

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Yesterday my sister, Jessicah, called and let me know Jason (one of our brothers) went into surgery for a ripped esophagus. He is stable now and will be on a feeding tube for seven to ten days. The doctors think he'll be alright. Now I have not talked to Jason in years, but I was concerned and worried. I didn't know how to react for about the first hour after hearing the news. All I knew is I want Jason to be okay. Please make sure everything turns out alright for him and his family. That's all I've been thinking through the night. And that's continuing through my thoughts now as well. His mother (my stepmother) April has breast cancer, and has almost beat it from the updates I've read on her GoFundMe page. The last time I talked to April and Jason was in 2011. And as much as I am wishing them well I have no desire to call them for I have nothing of value to say. When I get worried about that side of my family I "pray" to my father to watch over them.…

Another Interview with Kaylyn Gabbert

Not everyone will understand this, but while I was meditating it felt like my Dad came to me and interviewed me like professionals will do when I publish more books. Questions my Dad was asking:
1.What got you into writing?  ·I initially started writing out of boredom on a long car ride home from a camping trip. Then as I grew older writing became an escape from the mundane life and tough situation. It was my best outlet. 2.How many notebooks do you think you have?  ·*laughs* I have way too many notebooks. I could probably fill a bookcase or two with all the notebooks I have. 3.Why do your main characters have a scar on their left thumb?  ·My protagonists have a scar on their left thumb because I have a scar on my left thumb.  4.How'd you get the scar on your thumb?  ·I- The best way to describe it is it’s been there as long as I can remember. At some point I scratched it as a nervous habit and I haven’t stopped since. 5.Why do your protagonists all have music based powers so far?  ·Musi…