Looking for a post

Yeah, I’ve been staring at the screen for a few moments, trying to think of something to write.  Things are pretty quiet here. The kids are at school. Sheepsquatch is more or less ready to go.   I’ll listen to it the audio tomorrow (and I’ll live tweet it), but really that’s for my peace […]

Tell yourself the Story

This… just this. The concept blew my mind this weekend. To me there’s a lot of truth here. At least, how I see my writing. Okay, stop, back up and explain. I’ve now written 15 stories with Matty, Mina, Rick, and Sam.  Most of my editing is explaining actions and reactions to readers. Occasionally, even […]


Publishing day came and went. Succubus had a better opening day than anything else, which is gratifying. Building an audience takes time, but I think I’m actually doing it. So now my attention switches to Sheepsquatch A ‘real’ cryptid from West Virginia. I took some liberties, because I do, but I choose this monster because […]

You know what?

September should not be the hottest part of the damn year. I should be looking at  hoodies not tank tops.  Yeah, I’m sweating over here. This is no fun. Regardless, I need a project. I’m never happier than when I’m drafting something new. With any luck, I’ll have an idea in the next few days. […]

Sleep! I got some!

Not a ton, but more than I have been the past few weeks. Tonight, I’ll be putting the finishing touches on Succubus, which is nerve wracking as hell. I normally LIKE waiting until the last possible second to catch typos and missing words. However, the pre-order system on Amazon wants some reassurances, so I have […]

Word Tics

Every writer has them. Words and phrases you use over and over. And as soon as you catch one and destroy it another one pops up. Yes, I spent last night writing sentences to get rid of one of my word tics. But Succubus is better for it and much closer to being ready for […]

New week, new worries

My husband is out of town for next few days. So I am or may not get more writing done. On the one hand, it’s just me and the kids. On the other hand, they have to start practicing going to bed early and getting up and ready to start their days (no more lounging […]

Saturday Scenes: Hunted Down

  Today’s scene comes from Hunted Down, Part Five of the Uncommon Animals series: “Hey man, get up. Let’s go for a run.” Rick’s boisterous voice bounced around Matty’s bedroom. The white cinder block walls silenced the outside world, but anything inside them was magnified. Matty rolled over and buried his face in his thin […]

Good Morning!

And I can actually say that for once. My insomnia has finally passed. Twelve hours of sleep later, I feel chipper. Seriously. And some good news! Amazon now has a pre-order option for indie publishers! So TA-DA!   You can pre-order Succubus! The Steel City has never been colder for Rick and Mina. On the […]