Erase Ignorance and Fear With Knowledge and Power

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” – Derek Bok Ignorance strikes fear in me. When I’m not knowledgeable about something important, my confidence jumps out the window. I can’t stand it. There’s nothing like a Confidence High. It’s powerful. When it matters, I find out. Books are one of my favorite ways to…

Read More

Succeeding on Purpose for my Readers

“Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose.” – G.K. Nielson Why would you leave your life-goals to chance? Being a passive bystander to your career isn’t likely to help make your goals come true. I don’t even know if it would be accurate to say I’m a gifted storyteller.…

Read More

Planner or Pantser?

In the beginning I didn’t outline and I wrote in one document in sequence. But when I tried to finish a project, it was confusing and challenging because of editing. Now, I outline and use Scrivener to separate my stories by scene. Easier to both plan and to edit. I write best when I write…

Read More

Ignore Disabled People Out of Embarrassment?

I’m a devout Unitarian Universalist (UU).  To get technical on you (aka cut and pasting from the www.uua.org website), that means my “spirituality is unbounded, drawing from scripture and science, nature and philosophy, personal experience and ancient tradition…” UUs are also, “brave, curious, and compassionate thinkers and doers. We are diverse in faith, ethnicity, history and…

Read More

Storm of Roses Gets A Facelift

I published Storm of Roses back in 2006. This year I’m giving my debut a facelift, which includes a new cover. I’m Sooo excited! The new cover will be more epic and powerful. Truly demonstrating the depth of its contents. I really like my current cover; but I’m going to love the new one. The…

Read More

Why Can’t We Accept Straight Men Who Have Gay Sex?

Definitely check out this well written, on-point article by Lux Alptraum, Why Can’t We Accept Straight Men Who Have Gay Sex? . I especially appreciate how she points out that, “in removing some of the division between sexual behaviors and romantic attractions, we may have inadvertently oversimplified our understanding of how humans process and pursue both…

Read More

AuthorFest 2018

I am Soooo HAPPY to be at the Author Fest at the Library of Congress, hosted by The D.C. public library. Between having to hire a baby sitter, get my partner to run an errand for me and otherwise clear my schedule – I’m finally here from 10:30-5pm! All day pretty much to learn and…

Read More

Review of Peter Darling by Austin Chant

Peter Darling by Austin Chant My rating: 2 of 5 stars One thing I noticed and appreciated immediately was the high quality writing. The author, Austin Chant has a beautiful, poetic prose style that’s really awesome to read. The way he describes surroundings and emotions is impressive; I enjoyed his writing style very much. What…

Read More