Writing a Book That’s Smarter Than Me

Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. If you click them to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. The decision of whether or not to buy something is completely up to you. I’ve been writing a book for almost 10 years now that has truly tested my intelligence. TwoContinue reading “Writing a Book That’s Smarter Than Me”

Reading Nora Roberts for the First Time

Disclosure: Some of the links in this post about Nora Roberts are affiliate links. If you click them to make a purchase I will earn a commission. The decision of whether or not to buy something is completely up to you. A few months ago I read a Nora Roberts book for the first time.Continue reading “Reading Nora Roberts for the First Time”

Website and Blog Update

Greetings all! I wanted to do a little check-in and update post to let everyone know what’s been going on with my blog and website. Lately I’ve made some major changes. I wanted to become more than a blog, so I built my website out to include pages for my services. Storytelling is my passion.Continue reading “Website and Blog Update”

Travel Poetry: Columns of Legend

I love to travel, but more than that, I love to write poetry based on those travels. I find exploring and discovering the world so inspiring to create poems about my observations. I’ve had a passion for travel poetry for a while now. I’ve posted a few other poems from my other destinations, like IrelandContinue reading “Travel Poetry: Columns of Legend”

Unexpected Company

I dropped the glass on the ground and watched as the glowing blue liquid oozed off the broken pieces of the slide, toward the toolbox where I’d just stored the jar. My breath caught in my throat as I watched the specimen wiggle its mass between the seal of the toolbox. My hands shook asContinue reading “Unexpected Company”

What I Learned From NaNoWriMo

November is known as National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short. I’d heard about the event for several years, but there was always something keeping me too busy to participate. This year, as I found myself self-employed, time was abundant. I finally took the plunge and aimed for the 50,000 words to get aContinue reading “What I Learned From NaNoWriMo”

The Scientific Method

Sean tilted his head. “It’s a jar of dirt.” Dylan sounded disappointed. “That’s not dirt,” Emily added. “I’ve seen dirt. That’s not it.” Sean and I gave our daughter a questioning look. She shrugged. “I’ve been studying different things with the microscope you bought me last year. Dirt is mostly what I’ve studied since that’sContinue reading “The Scientific Method”

Mixing Genres

This is the second installment in a short story called “Better Than Fiction” that I’ve decided to serialize. Let me know what you think in the comments! See the first installment here. “I really thought we’d finally caught a break,” Sean whispered. I kissed the scruffy cheek of the man I’d married so many yearsContinue reading “Mixing Genres”