In my book, Souls of Sorrow, the Watcher is a key character. I’ve been fascinated by the Watchers since I discovered them in the Bible’s Book of Enoch. Angels sent to earth to watch over humans, they ultimately fail in their mission and become the fallen ones. For their sins they are “kept in everlasting… read more.
I will freely admit that I have an odd way of looking at things. Maybe it’s because I like my stories just a step off and thus all the vampires, werewolves, witches, and ghosts that show in my stories even when I’m trying NOT to write them! But I think it hit an all time… read more.
I’ve always loved vampires…books, movies, TV shows (who didn’t watch the original Dark Shadows!) but it was an Irish writer who took my love of the undead to a new level. Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s short story “Carmilla” opened up a new world that ushered in a change in my life. When my mentor professor… read more.
I’ve always had an active imagination. In fact, some might even argue…over-active imagination. Where others see romantic moonlight, I see werewolves. Where others see glowing mist, I see vampires. It’s just the way I roll. Always was. Always will be. Case in point…if you weren’t already aware, I do triathlons and distance running (although distance… read more.
I watched Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter last night. Didn’t really think I’d like it but I did! Surprisingly I liked it a lot. It made me think what it would be like if I lived my normal life and yet found myself in Abe’s shoes. If I was a vampire hunter: I would move with… read more.
I can’t help it, every time I see a full moon, I smile! Then I look around and try to see if I can spot a werewolf. Oh yeah, it’s true. Just like when I was a kid and was certain vampires were in the shadows. Full moons always make think of werewolves and then… read more.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder is a phrase we’ve heard forever. The truth of it can’t be denied. Beauty really is different for each of us and that’s part of what makes the world so wonderful. The same is true of imagination. What seems normal and run of the mill to most… read more.
I would venture to say that every writer is routinely asked, “where do you get your ideas?” Hard question to answer because for me they come from EVERYWHERE! Take this morning for example. Sunday mornings @ 6:30 is run time for a group from my triathlon club. It’s a great group and we have an… read more.
I know I’ve been away from here far too long. Have I been busy? Terribly. Have I neglected this blog? Absolutely. Have I learned anything while I’ve been away? Damn straight!! To kick off my return, how about the five things I’ve learned from vampires? Don’t give up. It might look like the end but it… read more.
When I grow up I promise to be more lady-like. No more playing in the mud. No more running with the boys (literally speaking of course). No more bicycle crashes that leave me bloody and scarred. No more playing outside when I should be working. Yup, when I grow up I’m going to be a… read more.
In December of 2008, I learned that I have two half-sisters. Unfortunately, my biological father took all information about them to the grave. Not surprising he didn’t share that info with my brothers or me. It’s not like we were close. He walked out of our lives when I was pre-schooler. I spoke to him twice… read more.
Here I am in Washington, D.C. one of the most interesting cities in this great country. I’m fortunate to be able to spend the week working here and soaking up the culture so different from the other Washington that I call home. With a hotel across the street from the Library of Congress, I’m in bibliophile… read more.