Tag Archives: Entertainment

The World Inside a Book

Reading is a huge part of my life. I have my parents to thank for that, because they always encouraged us to read and value books. They read to my two brothers and me when we were small, and there … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Broken Things: Four-minute Fiction

Four minutes this week for JD Mader’s Friday Freewrite. Here are two of the pieces I posted. Four seems like a luxury after all those two-minute timed freewrites, but when you sink into something, it doesn’t feel that long at … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

A Sort-of Poem

I’m not a poet. Don’t worry; I won’t do this to you that often. Just a few Saturday-night thoughts on a Sunday. —— Walt Disney’s Legacy Prince Charming isn’t coming. He got lost trying to find the bus schedule and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

Cover Reveal for New Story!

I’m really excited about this. My husband designed a nifty cover for my upcoming short novella, The Picture of Cool. What’s it about? I’ll have a synopsis up in the next few days, I hope. I can tell you now … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

The problem is…

…I don’t know how to not write. I go into a kind of fugue state when I finish the first draft of a manuscript. Intellectually, I know I’m done for now. I’ve reached the end of the story, and I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Writing Characters Outside the Box

I hate stereotypes. I get why they exist; human brains like order. They process a lot of information, so they want to sort things into boxes and get on with the day. But we—individual people—are not tick boxes on a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

Sliding Past Vertical: The Trailer

Hot off the…uh…whatever the database is that makes these things..is my new trailer for Sliding Past Vertical. Happy Labor Day (or, to the rest of the world, happy Monday.)

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Sliding Past Vertical: First Chapter Sneak Peek!

Happy Monday, everyone! I’m so excited to share with you this excerpt from Sliding Past Vertical, my romantic suspense novel, which will be published in just a few weeks on Amazon.com. First, the blurb: Sarah Cohen is a walking disaster. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments