To Nano, or Not to Nano

It's that time of year again, when all my writer friends are having crazy fun getting started with NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I always feel a pull to join them, and this year is no different. It's also the same in that I'm in the middle of a big piece that I really need... Continue Reading →

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Creative Endeavors

I've heard people say, "Writing begets writing" (if you know the origin of this excellent quote, please let me know in the comments!). I find this to be absolutely true. For me, writing doesn't just lead to more writing. It leads to more creativity in general. Traveling along the writer's path, I've learned so many... Continue Reading →

The Dwellers Database

The Blades of Janus have many resources to help them combat the alien threats that have spread all over Earth. Rayguns, hoverbikes, silver-infused swords. One of their most important tools mentioned in Pack, the first novel set in this world, is the Dwellers Database. This central repository of knowledge gives the Blades information, descriptions, and... Continue Reading →

Focus

Having natural talent helps when you want to be a writer. Reading, studying, learning about the craft—that helps too. Practicing is the absolute best thing you can do to improve your skill level. You also need self-mastery. If you can't get yourself to sit down to write, you can't write anything! But is getting into... Continue Reading →

Wanting and Having

In yoga and Tai Chi, maintaining your balance can be tricky. I used to wobble on one leg while getting into Tree pose and fall right over during (modified) Lord of the Dance. I tried imagining my energy flowing through whichever foot was on the ground, rooting me to the spot. I tried to improve... Continue Reading →

My First Indie Cover Reveal!

Okay, so this is exciting and nerve-racking and...and... I think I need to sit down for a moment. It's my very first ever Indie cover reveal! Presenting, Second Sight! I have a few graphic novel series that I'd love to create eventually, and this short story is a glimpse of one of them. I wanted... Continue Reading →

Sunday at the Museum…

I started getting out more before the end of 2015. I'm lucky to live close enough to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to go there whenever I want. I used to go more often, but have been too busy lately. In 2016, I'll be making more time to go. The Dutch Art room is one... Continue Reading →

New Year, New Look!

Greetings everyone! I hope your New Year is off to a terrific start. My 2016 began with a book launch, which is a fantastic way to start a year. Whispering Hearts is doing great and being very well received. There are a few reviews already, including one from RT Book Reviews and this wonderful review... Continue Reading →

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