Love Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

I posted the above picture on Facebook Saturday as a joke but then I went back and really looked at it. While I have heard those words many many times before I don’t know if they’ve ever really sunk in before. The fact that I have value as a person and contribute to society isContinue reading “Love Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself”

Four Months and Counting and Vision Board

For those of you who are new, welcome! And as newbies you may not know that, in addition to The Sword & Shield I have completed another, completely separate novel. Seer is a Young Adult standalone fantasy that I wrote in a freakishly short time (less than a year). I know some people can pumpContinue reading “Four Months and Counting and Vision Board”

Merry Christmas and a Happy Saturnalia!

I love gift giving. It is, I would go so far as to say, my primary love language. I take my time methodically selecting presents that will bring that specific person joy, and then receive my reward by enjoying the look of delight on their faces when they realize what kind of meticulous time andContinue reading “Merry Christmas and a Happy Saturnalia!”

The Adventures of Steve: An Anthology Told in Pictures

Have a Merry Christmas everyone and Bye for now!

Children Come in All Forms

Children come in all shapes and sizes. While I have not birthed any spawn of my own, I often refer to my book as my first born child. And then, of course, there are my fur babies Echo, Kira, and Gipsy Danger. Like human offspring, my children have brought me joy, frustration, tears, and momentsContinue reading “Children Come in All Forms”

Divine Inspiration

In the wee hours of the morning (3AM) on Saturday November 28th I woke up from a dream where Dolly Parton said she believed in me and if that’s not a sign then I don’t know what is. Let me explain, this is the woman who wrote over Three THOUSAND songs! If that isn’t aContinue reading “Divine Inspiration”

Thanks 2020, You Can Stop Now

So this year is a mixed bag for me as far as things to be thankful for. Given the last 11ish months, sometimes it’s hard to remember that a lot of really amazing things have happened to me this year. My debut novel was published, I transitioned to working from home with only one panicContinue reading “Thanks 2020, You Can Stop Now”

Neener Neener

So here’s the thing. Sometimes shit happens. It’s inevitable. Like I said in a recent post, you’ve gotta dust yourself off and move on. But I feel like I didn’t emphasize enough how you only lose in that situation if you don’t find a way to grow from it. The way I grew from beingContinue reading “Neener Neener”

It Takes A Village

While it’s not impossible to get through life alone, I’d hate to feel like I ever had to. In that facet of my life I have been very blessed indeed. I have an enviable support system made up of not just friends and family, but also coworkers as well. That’s probably one of the mostContinue reading “It Takes A Village”

BIDEN You ARE The Father

Last week was arduous to say the least. It was the Election Day that would not end. Like groundhog day but so much worse. Day after day last week I tried and failed to unplug and focus on my own life rather than a situation that I had done everything I could to encourage theContinue reading “BIDEN You ARE The Father”