Why Tell a Story?

For as long as I can remember, I have been observing people. Not in a creepy, stalker-ish way, or at least not according to the local authorities. But as a watchful, introverted child attempting to make sense of the world, and later, as a watchful, introverted adult, still attempting to make sense of the world… More Why Tell a Story?

Big News!

I’m so excited to start spreading the news. (So excited, apparently, that I’m making tortured New York, New York puns.) Playing Charlie Cool, (the sequel to short story The Picture of Cool) is in final editing and will be available the first week of October or even sooner, if possible! But you can pre-order a copy… More Big News!

Where You Stumble

“Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.” ~Joseph Campbell  I have been picking up and putting down the same novel-in-progress for the last year. It’s romantic suspense, could grow into a trilogy, and I’ve plucked a teeny bit from one of my real life adventures to get me started. Each time, though, something else has drawn… More Where You Stumble

Genre Bender

I hate genres. No, put down the torches and pitchforks; I don’t mean genre fiction. Genre fiction is fabulous. But fitting into one of those slots? I’m having a harder time there. It’s been a problem ever since I finished my first novel and someone asked, “What’s it about?” Oh, I could have told her… More Genre Bender

If a Blog Tour Falls in the Forest, Does Anybody Read?

Happy Monday! I’ve been invited to join the “My Writing Process” blog tour by the wise and witty Lynne Cantwell, an author with a background in journalism and a compelling interest in Native American cultures, mythology, and knitting cool things that look like star maps. If you don’t know Lynne, you should. Please visit her website to… More If a Blog Tour Falls in the Forest, Does Anybody Read?


Sometimes I see questions like these in social media groups: “Just sent my book out to an editor / reviewer / contest / publisher…but now what? I can’t STAND waiting!” My usual glib answer is to suggest the writer find something else to do. Start another project. Pick up one you’ve put aside. Write press… More Anticip…

Sliding Past Vertical Entered in Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards!

Hi, folks! I just entered Sliding Past Vertical into the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards contest, and blatantly stealing paying homage to a brilliant idea by author Charles Ray, I’d love to share a preview of my entry here. I’m always open to feedback if you’d like to provide it. Good luck to my author… More Sliding Past Vertical Entered in Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards!