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February 16, 2017

“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of wa...

January 18, 2017

Well, folks, as strong as I started with my monthly blog posting in 2016, somewhere along the way--about 6 months in--I got sidetracked.

Why you might ask? No, I didn't have another kiddo, leave my husband or hit the best seller list (I wish!). In actuality, I quit writ...

August 12, 2016

This post goes out to the ones who we couldn’t write without.

Okay, well maybe we could write without them, but, at least in my case, I couldn’t write as well – with as much conviction, assurance and passion – without him. Without my Langley.

A nightmare awoke me at arou...

Part of the reason for my delay in producing another post has been that I got a new job!

No, I'm not giving up writing or changing career fields, just adding another element - one that I think will really help me continue to rock the literary world and express myself cr...

Four romance writers, a fantasy novelist and two children’s book authors walked into a guild meeting.

No, this isn’t the lead into a joke. But this could be the key to our success as writers.

On my way to a group critique session this morning, Sarah Werner shared her opi...

Looking back over my past posts, I realized that very few of them really have to do with my writing career and for the blog on an author site, they probably should?!? So, today's post is going to be nothing but an overview of what's happening in my writing life these d...

Almost anyone that is a connoisseur of reading for pleasure will agree that nine times out of ten, the book offers a better experience than the movie. Typically, I fall into this camp as well. However, I have had a few instances when the movie version sincerely equaled...

Last night, I once again put my name in the canvas bag and waited for said name to be called. Was this lottery for a pile of cash, a new car or American citizenship? Nope. Something better - a chance to get up on the Moth Houston stage at Warehouse Live and tell a stor...

While home in Kentucky for a family visit, my sister suggested we play a game. Sometimes finding a game that's appropriate for two thirty-somethings, a teenager and an eleven-year old can be hard. A few night's ago though, we hit the family-bonding game night jackpot w...

I never imagined that I would be writing another blog post so quickly, however, I discovered something amazing last night and have to tell the world...or at least the four or five people who might stumble upon my website or this blog...about it! 

 

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