I’ve been silent for some time now. Life took some twists and turns I didn’t see coming and I made a choice to be more introspective. It was a painful time in many ways and in many others a time of great growth. As I begin the year 2020, I am reminded of the blessings… read more.
I just arrived home from the Golden Crown Literary Society annual conference in Las Vegas and what a great event it was. Spending four days with?fellow writers, readers, reviewers, and like-minded souls does wonderful things to the mind, body, and spirit. Tucked away in my corner of the Pacific Northwest, I work alone crafting my… read more.
I know I’ve been a slacker when it comes to blog posts and I apologize. You know how life can be. It’s exciting, it’s scary, and most of all, it’s messy. Well, time to clean up the mess. Why, you ask? Well, that’s easy. It’s time to get ready for Artist’s Alley at Emerald City… read more.
I was born in snow country and at five years old moved sixteen hundred miles away to yes, you guessed, more snow country where I still live. At this point in my life I?ll come right out and say it: I?M SICK OF SNOW! It?s been a particularly brutal winter and each day when I… read more.
2016 was a tough year for me. Granted there were some high notes such as the Golden Crown Literary Award for Twisted Whispers. Even with those high notes, there were many moments of deep despair and times when I really wanted to throw in the towel. For instance, the results of our presidential election filled… read more.
I love this picture because the lion always makes me feel so powerful. I snapped it when I was wandering around the National Zoo in Washington DC a few years ago. I?d like to take credit for the words of wisdom attached: ?Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the… read more.
The last month has been a tough one for me. I’m sad. I’m frightened. I’m disillusioned. It’s easy to want to just say “screw it.” Yet I know in my heart that’s not the way to handle anything. I’ve tried quitting and it felt good for about two minutes. After that, well I just felt… read more.
Ever feel like you just needed some time away? Yeah, that’s the way I’ve felt for some time and so I opted for quiet. Lately, I don’t feel like being quiet anymore. Recent events have built a fire beneath my you-know-what and it’s time to return. Thus, here I am! Don’t get me wrong. I’m… read more.
Want fun, excitement, and an awesome feeling of patriotism? Just visit Washington D.C. Because of my day job as a federal employee, I?ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to travel there many times. Usually, I stay in the Capitol Hill area because of the location of our administrative office and it?s great because it… read more.