3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Committing to the Writer’s Life

I love being a writer. I love being a full-time writer, and I’m looking forward even more to being a full-time writer who is also a stay-at-home mum. That’s still a weird concept for me, by the way. Me, being a mum. Probably will have to get used to that at some point. Existential crisis … Continue reading 3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Committing to the Writer’s Life

I Mailed A Letter Today

I Mailed A Letter Today I mailed a letter today, I wrote it just for you. The words were traced with gray-green ink, It’s still my favorite hue. I pasted in a poem, The kind I knew you’d save. Full of loss and hope and bitter tears, And the love he wished he gave. I … Continue reading I Mailed A Letter Today

If I Were A Pilot

If I were a pilot, I’d fly so very far. Probably to Malaysia, Or maybe Zanzibar. I’d take my plane above the clouds, As high as we could soar. Then drop down low so we could see, That strange and distant shore. I’d fly us to a jungle, And land among the trees, So we … Continue reading If I Were A Pilot

Writer/Director

I flew down to California a few weeks ago. Wait. Let me be more specific. A few weeks ago, I woke up at 2:30 AM and drove forty five minutes into town to the airport so that I could catch a 5:45 AM flight to Burbank, California. Then I got picked up at the airport … Continue reading Writer/Director

Perfectly Imperfect

I’m perfectly imperfect,And by that I mean to say,I’ve got a lovely golden star,For my awesome, faulty day.I gave myself a dozen points,And a silver crescent moon.For eating all my breakfast,And cleaning up my room.My dishes aren’t clean today,But I don’t feel so bad.My laundry’s in the washer,So I guess I’m pretty rad.I even called … Continue reading Perfectly Imperfect

Adventurer Beware!

Adventurer beware! I have a tale that I could tell. Of giant ants and fearsome beasts, And monsters black and fell. Adventurer beware! When once you mount that trusty steed. Home you’ll leave behind you, Down dangerous roads your search will lead. The Forest Gloom awaits you, On your most magic quest. Haunted by enormous … Continue reading Adventurer Beware!

To Fool A Witch

Witches, I’ve been told, are very difficult to fool. I’ve got a witch on my block. She lives three houses down from mine, behind the gate that’s climbing with ivy and blue morning glories. I’ve seen her a few times, working in her garden, or sweeping off her steps with a twiggy broom that I’m … Continue reading To Fool A Witch

3 Tips for Taking Action

Have you ever had a stunningly brilliant, once-in-a-lifetime, on-fire idea that you were pretty sure was going to win you the Nobel prize or an Academy Award or something else of equal significance. And then you just . . . never acted on it. Ever? You meant to. You had it all planned out in … Continue reading 3 Tips for Taking Action

Cluttered Life

Welcome to my cluttered life,Won’t you stay a while.There’s space between my endless tasks,My planner and my file.Welcome to my cluttered life,Ignore that pile of dreams.I’ll move aside the heap of goals,That’s tearing at my seams.Welcome to my cluttered life,I wish that you could stay.We’d have some tea and cakes and laughs,And in the sunshine … Continue reading Cluttered Life

Knives Out

I love murder mysteries. They’re one of my secret—or not so secret—passions. Agatha Christie books, Monk, Father Gilbert, Sherlock Holmes . . . I’ve enjoyed them all, and I’m generally not too picky. As long as there’s a mystery to solve and a plot that keeps me guessing, I’m in. So, it shouldn’t surprise anyone … Continue reading Knives Out