TWO HUNDREDTH POST!!!

Over the past several months (though mostly this last several weeks in a time crunched panic) I have been working on my latest Halloween costume. For anyone who has seen The Mandalorian, you are familiar with the fact that they are a people who wear armor and live by a code of honor. So whileContinue reading “TWO HUNDREDTH POST!!!”

At Long Last!

For my OG fans who read The Sword & Shield in the past year and a half you are familiar with the rough around the edges first attempt at a debut novel. Recently I re-released it with a few updated tidbits, edits, and an all around better version. But because I’m not Scrooge McDuck, I’mContinue reading “At Long Last!”

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”

SWEATER WEATHER!!!

FALL! AUTUMN! Leaves are changing, sweaters are coming out of storage, and spooky scary skeleton season has surfaced! I had an amazing weekend. The reason for that being that, for the first time in the three years since I met her at at the Cincinnati Writer’s Digest Conference, I was in the same room asContinue reading “SWEATER WEATHER!!!”

The Beginning of An End

This Friday I have my third and final meeting with my agent to discuss edits of the first draft of Seer. Not to say that this is my last meeting before the book is finished. It’s the last meeting before I have all the necessary feedback to bring Seer up to it’s second draft. HowContinue reading “The Beginning of An End”

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!”

Editing Seer: An Exercise in Self Flagellation

Writing can be difficult and sometimes feel like pulling teeth but for the most part it’s a wonderful process. Editing, however, is the bastard child of Satan and a Grammar Nazi. I hate it. Hate it. Seer is currently going through that process. In an effort to make this as painless and efficient as possibleContinue reading “Editing Seer: An Exercise in Self Flagellation”

15 Years

A D&D Player A MENSAn A Political Activist A Librarian A Wife A Daughter A Mother Today marks exactly 15 years since my Mom passed. Or, as my Team Lead says, it has been 15 years since my Mom went home. Sometimes it feels like yesterday. Sometimes it feels like it happened to another person.Continue reading “15 Years”

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”