Sometimes it feels good just to step outside the day-to-day and do something different. For me, that meant loading up the German Shepherd and joining about three hundred other humans with their dogs and making a two-mile trek. For what purpose you ask? It was all about the animals. On Saturday, June 21, Falco and… read more.
Father’s day is coming up and it reminds me of my Dad. Dad had to leave us nine years ago and we’ve missed him ever since. Funny thing about my Dad, we weren’t related by blood. No, he chose to be my Dad and that made him very special. We were far from the perfect family… read more.
TENSION…TENSION…TENSION Or – what makes your story sizzle! So, how many times have a critique partner, an editor or an agent rejected your work because it lacked tension? Be honest now…because it’s happened to us all. But what do they mean when they say it lacks tension? Tension can mean many things from a weak plot to boring characters… read more.
Yes it is…my short fantasy story, Dragon’s Fire is here and available from The Wild Rose Press. If you’d like to take a peek at the trailer, you can find it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_foySqkiBr4 I’ll also be holding a drawing for a free download of Dragon’s Fire and all you have to do to enter is… read more.
Seems like everything is just a step off lately. Projects go awry, people are pissy, and everyday tasks become major ordeals. I thought at first a full moon was either here or on its way. Nope. Not even close. Is there a planet in retrograde? Nope. Not even close. Me wonders what’s with my little… read more.
Our friend is in the hospital today and he won’t be coming home. I can’t describe the sadness I feel or the resentment for change we cannot stop. The day is bright and sunny yet a cloud hovers over a great many hearts today. Perhaps that’s why I’ve been so intrigued with vampire lore for as long as I… read more.
I was reading the paper last night and on one page there was a large article about how many children are dying worldwide from a lack of food. The numbers were appalling. On the same page was a huge advertisement for a local department store touting a sale on a trio of beauty treatments to… read more.
Spent four wonderful days in Portland, Oregon. Sure, it rained a couple of them, but it was relatively warm. It’s such a pretty place with the lush green of a coastal city. Good people, good food, and great weather. And then….we drove home. Oh, even then, it was fairly pleasant. A fair amount of sun… read more.
So…there’s a ton of discussion going on everywhere about print on demand (POD) and the validity of small press. It’s funny how controversy stirs when something changes like the publishing industry. But times are changing and publishing is no exception. Publishing with two small presses has been not just satisfying, but fun. I started writing… read more.
The sun is shining, the snow is melting, the air is cool but fresh. Spring promises, at long last, to push aside the chill of winter. Nothing makes for more energy than finally emerging from the darkness of a long cold winter. I walked outside at mid-day and breathed in the fresh air. It was… read more.
What a great weekend in the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon. A great place, great people, and great information. E-publishing is a fantastic new world and growing by leaps and bounds. There’s no better place to stay connected than through EPIC. You get both the best of the new publishing world and a touch of… read more.