Writing~ 60% Down

From Goya to Dore to Crane, my protagonist is obsessed with illustrations… ‘Be not afeard; the Isle is full of noises, Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not. Sometimes a… Continue reading

The Book Thief ~ A Review

THE BOOK THIEF has been on my shelf practically since it came out, but I kept putting it off and reading other things instead. Finally, last month, I decided to read it. My… Continue reading

Why We Write…

In honor of NaNoWrimo, I was asked by the good folks over at Webucator to talk a bit about my experience with writing, my goals, and what motivates to continue writing despite how… Continue reading

Short Story Award ~ Finalist

I’m super excited about this. Aesthetica Magazine is a great read with a beautiful look and feel, and I’m honored to have been chosen for publication! The story I submitted is one I wrote… Continue reading

But Why Will You Say That I Am Mad?

In honor of All Hallow’s Eve I invite you to have a read. The Tell-Tale Heart, published in 1843, is perhaps Poe‘s most famous story. This narrative has often been seen as an exemplary… Continue reading

Writing~Not Writing~Writing….

An uncomfortably accurate illustration of my last two or three days with the novel-in-progress…. …. And always that sweeping relief when the words return… I hope your writing is coming along…

For the Love of Paper…..



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Gone Girl ~ My Two Cents (or Am I All Alone on this I-didn’t-like-Gone-Girl Island?)

Given all the hoopla surrounding the movie adaptation of Gone Girl I figured I’d throw my two cents in. Let me preface this by saying that I read Flynn’s two previous novels Sharp Objects… Continue reading

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