Tag: Writing

“Rejected” Fundraising Anthology is Out on eBook and it is Fantastic!

Through the summer I’d been accepting short stories and poetry submissions for an upcoming anthology I’ve titled “Rejected”. “Rejected” is two-fold in that every piece submitted to the anthology had to have been rejected for publication by a publishing press at least one time… Continue Reading ““Rejected” Fundraising Anthology is Out on eBook and it is Fantastic!”

“Forbidden” Character Interviews Continue w/ Another Chance to Win!!

I’m excited to announce next Monday’s character interview for “Forbidden“. While it might seem that Bernadette Withermoore has a menial role throughout the story, the meaning behind this character is quite significant. I won’t go into interpretations in this particular post but want to… Continue Reading ““Forbidden” Character Interviews Continue w/ Another Chance to Win!!”

Monday: “Forbidden” Character Interviews with Reverend Elijah Colstock

I get so excited when my characters agree to interviews. I am glad to introduce the first interview in a series of interviews with questions asked directly by readers and answered by the characters of “Forbidden“, my newest novella. Today, we will be hearing… Continue Reading “Monday: “Forbidden” Character Interviews with Reverend Elijah Colstock”

Mental Illness is a Shit Show–Let’s Stop Romanticizing It

Yesterday someone in one of my writing groups presented a question about creativity and its connection to mental illness. I read through some of the comments and was a little taken aback by the idea that being a brilliant artist while suffering mental illness… Continue Reading “Mental Illness is a Shit Show–Let’s Stop Romanticizing It”

Coffee Shop–1

Mud-water splashes against my pant legs. In no time they’ll dry, leaving spots of dirt trailing up the material. I despise going anywhere when it rains. Fog beats against storefront windows. The air is humid, melancholy whispers that reduce themselves to leaves as they… Continue Reading “Coffee Shop–1”

Cocky-Tales Anthology

As I wrap up the final touches on “Cocky-Tales” anthology, I can’t help but be grateful–not for the situation of #cockygate and the inane need to monopolize words–but for the experience. I am thankful that life challenged me with a project that I never… Continue Reading “Cocky-Tales Anthology”

Nature as a Teacher

Now, after decades spent trying to figure out why aspects of my life have not made sense, do I understand the need for Transcendentalism. I can truly appreciate why Thoreau and Emerson spent their time surrounded by nature and in the most truest sense,… Continue Reading “Nature as a Teacher”

Now Accepting Submissions for Cocky-Tales Anthology

  Nah! I haven’t lost my mind–I mean, truly, who can lose what they’ve never had? I never, ever thought I would be publishing an anthology, but I also never, ever thought I would hear of such a thing as an author trying to… Continue Reading “Now Accepting Submissions for Cocky-Tales Anthology”

Suburban Dream

Suburbia is a nap. Not an early evening nap that fades to night and eases into the next morning, but one of those thirty minute cat naps after which the sleeper jolts awake in a state of confusion and spends the remainder of the… Continue Reading “Suburban Dream”

Who’s Life is it Anyway?

  Sometimes—oh, who am I kidding—most of the time, when you you make life choices that are fulfilling to you, there will be people in your life who feel “hurt” or “angry”. See, it’s like before you are born or even while you’re still… Continue Reading “Who’s Life is it Anyway?”