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Happy Winter Solstice!

Today is the shortest of the year! Enjoy it while it lasts. More importantly, I hope the night and darkness give you time to reflect and enjoy those closest to you. What matter most and how close are you holding it when we are cold and huddled? To that end, Rock...

Learning and Growing

I've read a lot of "how to write" blogs in the last three years. Many of them are by people who have written a book or two that are out in the world to check out! Many of them are by people who have fewer than one book under their belts. I trust these less. I have to...

Something About Process

This month I wrote three short stories. I continue to edit Olivia’s Realm, but my goal is to have these three new short stories edited and out the door by the end of the month. But why? Partly because I was approached to write one of the stories. Partly because I have...

Where’s the next …everything?

Lately I've been working to make Olivia's life better while torturing her in the faerie world. She's a tough girl, she can take it. Summer is here, so I'm moving a little slower, but I'm getting out and generally a healthier person for not slaving over the computer...

Picasso Parable

 I’m not a best seller, I’m not repped by an agent. I’m just a person learning the art of writing for an audience. People love to give advice to aspiring authors. Advice-givers are everywhere, on every website, coming from established writers and those compiling what...

Don’t Scare the Wily Reviewer

I’ve been review bullied on Amazon. It’s happened to you or someone you know, I’ll bet. Did they call your opinion ridiculous? Did they pick apart your character description? Did they personally malign you or your intelligence for your opinion of a book? Reviews are a...

Stories Told Right, Not for Sales

or Not Everyone's Cup of Tea is Redbull I love visual works, you may have noticed as much as I read, I’ll watch movies and read comics. I recently started an anime where the first episode began with a fight scene. Right off the bat we saw how five characters (it's...

I’m Not Sorry

I was raised to say that I'm sorry. I'll bet you were, too, if you're a woman. It might have been a little different. Maybe it wasn't. See? I just did it again: prevaricating. I waffled because I didn't want to offend you. We have different experiences of the same...

Waking Up to Reviews

Today I poked around Goodreads for the first time I can remember in a long time. Sometimes I log in and comment or talk to a friend, maybe vote on a bookreading quiz from a group, but today I looked at the Olivia's Field reviews. There were three reviews I didn't know...

Olivia’s Realm Episode 3

Olivia's pretty normal life comes to a halt when the field makes a grab for her in Episode 3. I love to hear from you! Tell me if you like Olivia!           Thank you so much for this picture of Olivia! She's...