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  • You’re not a writer unless you write.

    You’re not a writer unless you write.

    Part of being a writer is that I get to sit dreamily in front of a window with a laptop, tippy-tippy-tapping my imagination onto the page, sipping coffee and being lazy. But this is only a small portion of the work I do as a part-time writer. It’s been a busy year. My fiction collection…… Read more

  • Bound and Gagged

    Bound and Gagged

    Maybe I’m paranoid. Maybe I read too much into situations. I did grow up on 80’s slasher horror and developed a watchful eye for the bad guys around the corner. Sure, nobody ever threw a bag over my head and dragged me into a vehicle, so you could argue that those predators are few and…… Read more

  • Lucid Screams Available Today!

    Lucid Screams Available Today!

    Lucid Screams is my collection of sixteen short horror stories and it’s available now. Happy Book birthday!! I turned 41 years old yesterday, so Lucid Screams and I are sharing the birthday celebration. Find Lucid here: Goodreads: Read more

  • Passion and Persistence

    Passion and Persistence

    We don’t always end up where we think we’ll be. Remember those five-year goals from high school? I thought I’d be a children’s book writer, or an artist of some sort. But life—that chaotic storm cloud of uncontrollable happenstance stitched together with lightning decisions (big and small)—took me on a journey I didn’t expect. Five…… Read more

  • Malignant Roots

    Malignant Roots

    After Mack Berrington’s dark soul took to the soil, evil plagued the roots of the family tree. My new flash fiction piece Malignant Roots is in Crystal Lake Publishing’s Shallow Waters Volume 3. The Table of Contents on this 99-cent ebook anthology is pretty amazing! Stories by Monique Snyman, Richard Thomas, Theresa Derwin, Mark Allan…… Read more

  • Let’s Do This Thing!

    Let’s Do This Thing!

    I started a career mentorship the week school started and Hurricane Dorian skimmed by. It’s been a busy couple of weeks around here. Part of this month-long mentorship with Crystal Lake Publishing is taking a look at my goals and doing the work to achieve them. And boy is there a lot of work to…… Read more

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