End of the Month Monday

This isn’t one of my usual sorts of posts I’ve been working with the last few months. I wanted to take a moment and give thanks for all of January in my writing life. I have had many extraordinary events take place with my writing this month. I had a second-place award for my poemContinue reading “End of the Month Monday”

Life, Writing, Reading Watching, Listening, and Exhaustion: How to Keep Going When You Really Want to Sleep

Whew, that’s a long title, but hopefully it’s a good capture of what’s going on with my Fandom Friday this week. Due to wonderful life events: a daughter’s 24th birthday, wedding plans, a bit of wedding dress shopping for me, the Mother of the Bride (M.o.B. – I feel like there’s something about that beingContinue reading “Life, Writing, Reading Watching, Listening, and Exhaustion: How to Keep Going When You Really Want to Sleep”

Fandom Friday: Reading and Watching

This week, I’m sharing an update on my reading challenge – what I finished reading this week – plus what a little off my bookshelf of current reads, and a few shows I’ve enjoyed recently. You might note my tastes are a bit eclectic. What I finished reading over the last week: The numbers startContinue reading “Fandom Friday: Reading and Watching”

Fandom Fridays and Changing Things UP

Originally, I intended Fridays to be Spec Fic Fridays with informational posts about fantasy creatures, sci-fi and fantasy tropes, and such. I changed my mind. It happens. I don’t mean to be frustrating to follow, but I realized I had bitten off too many different things at once with my grandiose plans to post onContinue reading “Fandom Fridays and Changing Things UP”

IWSG January 2023: Words of the Year and Book Celebration!

IWSG: Words of the Year Many thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh and all the co-hosts this month: Jemima Pett, Debs Carey, Kim Lajevardi, Sarah Foster, Natalie Aguirre, and T. Powell Coltrin! January 4 question – Do you have a word of the year? Is there one word that sums up what you need to work on or change in the comingContinue reading “IWSG January 2023: Words of the Year and Book Celebration!”

New Book Release!

My newest book is out today! 25 Impossible Tales of Survivors, Flawed Heroes, and Annoyed Villains: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection is a fun book of stories I collected over almost ten years, with unique worlds, interesting characters, and tough dilemmas. Some of these stories are new to 2022, written during a Clarion WestContinue reading “New Book Release!”

December IWSG: Holiday Writing and Book Shenanigans

Many thanks to the IWSG founder Alex J. Cavanaugh and the team of IWSG volunteers, as well as the IWSG blog hop team for December: Joylene Nowell Butler, Chemist Ken, Natalie Aguirre, Nancy Gideon, and Cathrina Constantine! HOLIDAYS and WRITING Holidays are the best time for me to read and to write stories that bring me joy. It would beContinue reading “December IWSG: Holiday Writing and Book Shenanigans”

Speculative Fiction Fridays, Current Series: The Phoenix

PHOENIX CHARACTERISTICS The phoenix is a mythical bird that emerges from its ashes to renew itself. Over the centuries, phoenixes have been said to have varying life cycles, from as long as 1500 years to as short as a single day, depending on the story. Some legends say it dies in a show of flames,Continue reading “Speculative Fiction Fridays, Current Series: The Phoenix”

IWSG November: Do You NaNoWriMo?

Insecure Writer’s Support Group A database resource site and support group for writers and authors. Featuring weekly guests and tips, a monthly blogfest gathering, a Facebook group, a book club, and thousands of links – all to benefit writers! #IWSG Website / Facebook Group / Twitter / Book Club Reedsy Discount / Past Issues NovemberContinue reading “IWSG November: Do You NaNoWriMo?”