books, life


Hey guys, no blog for a couple of days. I moved over the weekend and I have symposium next weekend, so I'm a little overbooked at the moment. I'll try to schedule a couple chapters of Dru Faust for you, but I'm not sure if I'll have the chance. I'll be back in May with… Continue reading Moving


Writing Under the Influence: Mental Health Mondays

I am not a doctor. I'm not a shrink. I took a couple of psychology courses in college and I've read a lot of self-help, but the only thing I have a degree to treat is artwork, not people. But I do have anxiety and depression. Does that surprise you? Anymore, it seems like everyone… Continue reading Writing Under the Influence: Mental Health Mondays

knitting, life

Miss me?

I'm back! The past few weeks have been something of a mess. I'm still not ready to talk about the issues behind this break, but  you will probably be hearing a lot more about it soon. I was able to get quite a lot done, but I think my to do list has gotten longer,… Continue reading Miss me?


Annual Blog Break

It's August, so if you've been here a while, you probably know what that means. I usually take a break from blogging for about two weeks at the end of August. Never fear, I'll be back September 12. I'm taking a little longer this time do deal with some personal/family issues. I'll still be hanging… Continue reading Annual Blog Break


Marching On

It's kind of funny; the New Year always fills people with a sense of optimism, of expectation and hope. But it has been my experience that the first three months of the year are the hardest to get through. So far 2016 has not been an exception to that rule. My fingers are crossed that… Continue reading Marching On


Breaking News!

What's so big that I couldn't wait until a regular blog day? Drumroll, please.... My first novel, The Spider's Web, will be out on May 4!! I don't have much that I can share with you at the moment, but I've got a ton of promo stuff planned, and you can bet that I will… Continue reading Breaking News!


Stepping Out

Just popping by to say that I'll be taking the rest of 2015 off from blogging. I'll be back in the new year though, and I've got a ton of bookish and writing related things planned for January, so there is lots to look forward to. See you in January!


Blog Vacation

It's that time of year again--time for the annual blog vacation. I'll be back on September 4 with a new blog series, and ready to get started on Nano Training Prep. See you then!

life, Uncategorized


The problem, I think, with all of this grey and white that is winter, is that I have to work extra hard to be creative. I can feel myself getting stuck in a rut just as surely as my car tends to get stuck in the snow blocking our driveway when they plow our street… Continue reading Rut

198 countries peace project

Teensy bit anxious?

I just received a message from another person who has had to pull out of the Peace Project due to health problems. While I am not upset (I have RSI; I understand completely), I am worried--This is a huge project, and I get a little anxious about it's completion from time to time. I have… Continue reading Teensy bit anxious?