Ooh, that's quite the title, isn't it? This question has been on my mind for a few days. See, now that the wildfire smoke has cleared (although the fires are still burning), I was able to get out in the garden, and while I trudged away in the dirt I listened to a recent episode … Continue reading Will Authors Go Extinct?
Hello Bloglandia! Even though the sizzling temps this week in Portland are making it feel more like it's still August, it is indeed September. And that means it's time for re-evaluating a few things. In normal times, it would be time to head back to school and this period is known as la rentrée by … Continue reading Mrs. Morris Meets Death…for free
Hello Bloglandia! I am chin deep in the Land of Rewrites, but I'm taking a brief side tour back into Bloglandia to share a little award I was recently nominated for. Okay, it's just a blog award, which unfortunately means no cash prizes no mater how many times I dream of my printer suddenly turning … Continue reading It’s Award Time: Authors Recognition Award
Hello Bloglandia! Okay, so after my little meltdown on Tuesday I have to thank everyone who sent their warm comments and encouraging emails. Those words and my own doggedness have me back in the writing saddle, which means it's time to take a little glimpse into the future. Sorry, I can't provide any useful upcoming … Continue reading What Does the Future Hold?
Hello Bloglandia! This is a bit of a whiny post and severely lacking in my usual snarky humor, but I'll try not take you too far into the dumps. As the title suggests, I'm having a tough time trying to figure out what's wrong with me. As in, why can I not write faster? Why … Continue reading What’s Wrong With Me?
Hello Bloglandia! I've been interrogated! Wait, no, that's not the right word. I've been interviewed. That's better. That's right, recently Jonny Pongratz, who writes dark tales and reviews books and movies over on the Jaunts & Haunts blog, asked if I'd like to be interviewed. And since I'm always looking for a bit of easy … Continue reading My Jaunts & Haunts Interrogation
MINE! Thursday, in between proofreading sessions on The Battle of Ares (Book Five of the Osteria Chronicles), I checked my inbox and found an email vaguely titled "Contest". So, of course, I immediately think it's spam. Luckily, I can preview the first couple lines of my emails and noticed this one read: Congratulations from SMK … Continue reading Whose Novel Just Won A Prize?
Hello to my writer buddies out there! I've got a promo opportunity for you...if you're on Book Funnel and if you've got some short fiction you're trying to peddle. Since February is the shortest month, I thought it would be the perfect time to promote some short fiction. So, I set up a "Short Month, … Continue reading Calling All Writers of Short Fiction
As mentioned last time, one of my crazy aims in 2020 is to release a new "book" every month this year. (You can read all about that scheme and why it's not as nuts as it sounds HERE) To kick off the fun, my January release, Testing the Waters, just launched this week!! If that … Continue reading January’s New Release: Testing the Waters