The Thorn 2019

I went to a play this week. Yesterday, actually. I went to a play yesterday. Sweet letters of the alphabet, is it Monday already? When did that happen? If it is indeed Monday and my brain is not pulling tricks on me, I went to a play yesterday. The annual production of the The Thorn,…

For The Writer Who Needs A Break

Vacations are wonderful things. Can we all just agree on this one fact? Everyone loves a good vacation. But not everyone has the time—or the money—to take that week off, or buy that plane ticket. Been there? I have. Some months, rest is much easier to fantasize about than it is to actually accomplish. Writer,…

Audiobooks and Blizzards

I love audiobooks. So, so much. Really, is there anything better than a good audiobook when you have a thousand mundane tasks to do and no time to read? I don’t think so. Having a story to coax me through the day is a tiny bit of heaven for a hard week, and I took…

Herb-Woman

Rose hips grow by the wooden gate, red fruit already wrinkling in the late-summer sun. I pause with my hand on the latch, gathering a few and storing them away in my apron pockets before I go inside. They smell of hot wind and dust, but brewed into a syrup, they’ll cure cough and treat…

For The Writer Who Is Having Doubts

I have a question for you. If I was to meet you in a coffee shop, and we were to sit by the window to watch the rain or in the corner where it’s private and cozy, and I was to ask you to tell me about yourself, what would you say? Would you start…

When Hope Is Painful

I ended up in Target this week. I didn’t actually set out to go to Target. Nor, in fact, did I have anything I intended to buy. But it was early and I was in town and waiting for someone and nothing else was open. So I ended up in Target, reminding myself on repeat…

Of Mice and Fairies FREE on Amazon

“I’m afraid, dear one, that this story is not about an especially wise and brave fairy, because those are the very best and nicest kind to listen to on a stormy night…” Of Mice and Fairies is now available FREE on Amazon. Enjoy!

FREE Books

Yes, you read that right! Both of my books, Of Mice and Fairies, and The Birdwoman, are both free on Amazon for the next few days! Enjoy, readers! If you like what you see, please leave a review on Amazon.

For The Writer Who Needs A Jump-Start

Getting started is hard. Whether we’re seasoned writers beginning a new project or new writers taking the plunge and learning to stretch our wings, getting started is an intimidating prospect. A whole, enormous story with complex themes, characters, and settings, all waiting to be inscribed on paper by you—the author. Without your brilliant ideas, your…

Over the River and Through the Woods . . .

Okay, there’s no river. But there is snow! This is the view of my path through the woods, and if you look really, really close, you can see my little cabin hidden away in the trees and almost buried in all the snow we’ve been getting lately. It’s my secret place. My writer’s cabin. My…