Better Made…But Made Better

So I love the whole sweet/salty combo and, while I’m still on a weight loss journey, I will buy myself a tin of these every year. The tin should last me till the new year as it doesn’t have much in it and I’m having maybe one chip a day. That being said, while BetterContinue reading “Better Made…But Made Better”

It Doesn’t Take Much

Like all people, authors appreciate…well…appreciation. Validation that the work they put into the world enriched the lives of those around them in some small way. Sometimes I wish I was the kind of author who was fine writing just for myself. Keeping my worlds to myself in Word docs and overflowing notebooks. But my loveContinue reading “It Doesn’t Take Much”

Secure Your Mask Before Helping Others

If you’ve been on a plane you’re familiar with the pre-flight spiel. Life vest under your seat, lights will illuminate the aisle directing you to the nearest emergency exit, and oxygen masks may drop from the ceiling. Without fail, during this one man show put on by the flight attendant, they will instruct you toContinue reading “Secure Your Mask Before Helping Others”

31 Years Around the Sun: A Medieval Celebration!

This past Saturday (9/11/2021) I turned 31! That’s right, for any recent readers my birthday is September 11th at 11:30PM. If my mom had crossed her legs I might have squeaked by with a 9/12 birthday but oh well. Michigan weather smiled upon me on my birthday with 81 degree weather full of cool breezes.Continue reading “31 Years Around the Sun: A Medieval Celebration!”

Tentatively: The Sea & Storm AND Updated Sword & Shield!

When I opened the 20,000ish word document that held the beginnings of The Sword & Shield’s sequel (The Sea & Storm), I was shocked to see that the last time I touched it was back in December 2020. This was less a writer’s block and more a writer’s monolith. The Kaaba would be a moreContinue reading “Tentatively: The Sea & Storm AND Updated Sword & Shield!”

Food For the Soul

Last Thursday I went to my first Post-Covid concert. Lindsey Stirling, a ballerina/violinist is one of my favorite musicians and as soon as I saw that she was coming to Michigan I knew I had to be there to see her live! I also knew it would be a good stress reliever and some fillingContinue reading “Food For the Soul”

Setting a Schedule and Keeping to It: A.D.D. Edition

For those of you who are likewise afflicted by a deficit of attention to such a degree that it has been labeled disorderly, you know the struggle. Some things have to be done on a regular basis. Cleaning, exercising, a consistent sleep schedule, and for me in particular – writing. Setting aside the fact thatContinue reading “Setting a Schedule and Keeping to It: A.D.D. Edition”

671,040 Minutes

I’m back to my regular blogging schedule again. I apologize for the brief hiatus but my site was/is undergoing a makeover. 1 year, 3 months, 9 days since I packed up my desk and started working from home. I’m BACK Detroit! Today (6/21/21) is my first day back in the office and I am beyondContinue reading “671,040 Minutes”

Random Plot Ideas and Where they Come From

Honestly I have no clue. Maybe I have a muse who works alongside my guardian angel. She whispers ideas in my ear while I’m in the shower or by waking me up at 3AM. The Sword & Shield came from a cat scratch that wasn’t healing properly. Still not sure where Seer came from, andContinue reading “Random Plot Ideas and Where they Come From”

The Royal Stagg Renaissance Faire!

Greetings and good morrow gentle bipeds, it is I! Your favorite author! Well…favorite is probably a bit of a stretch but I’d like to think I’m in at least one person’s Top 10. I’ve started on what I hope to be my third completed book and have already hit a bump but am going toContinue reading “The Royal Stagg Renaissance Faire!”