Tennis Injury

In addition to being a voracious reader and writer, I am an avid tennis player. I play on local leagues and have I met many excellent friends playing tennis. I played an excellent game of singles about a month ago. While I won that match, it cost me a lot more than I realized at … More Tennis Injury

Elizabeth York, the Asshat Thief, and Why Every Artist Should Want to SCREAM Right Now

My Facebook went BANANAS this weekend. And with damn good reason. I am careful what I speak about online because I think we have a real problem with outrage culture right now, but this is something that NEEDS to be addressed.  Not just for authors, but for artists in general. Elizabeth York is a name you … More Elizabeth York, the Asshat Thief, and Why Every Artist Should Want to SCREAM Right Now

3 AM Needs

You announced your deed in the dead of night. Crouching in the shadows. A body lay, still and cold at your feet.   Thank you. You can have the wet cat food today.

Lisa’s Mother

In my 9-5, a portion of my job involves me interviewing people, to obtain certain set information. One of the best parts of this is that I often get more than I bargained for during these interviews. There was the 79 year old man I interviewed, who worked full time as a mortician and told … More Lisa’s Mother

The Murky Story Bog

Thinking about writing your novel way more than actually writing it? Also known as the sophomore slump, the 35k-45k word drag, the “you’ve lost that loving feeling” phase of any story crafting, this monster loves showing up during a long haul story. You still think your manuscript is good, but you don’t want to spend … More The Murky Story Bog

Writing is the Easy Part

Writing a book or story, while not as easy as the title would imply, is definitely the fun part. The work is in editing and rewriting, composing query letters/synopsis pages/ blurbs, researching agents and editors, investigating traditional versus self-publishing routes, marketing your work, finding beta readers…. that’s the real meat of the work of being any sort … More Writing is the Easy Part