Posting Fiction to a Blog

For those of you who don’t know, normally every weekend I update the Jakob’s Journal section of my site. Jakob is a priest at the Temple of the Seven Sisters in Aramas, a city in my novel Ashborne. Aramas is a rich city, founded on the coin of traders and catering to two warring nations.Continue reading “Posting Fiction to a Blog”

My Smart Phone – greatest invention or waste of time?

The kids are home sick again, I’m not feeling so hot myself and while Ninjago plays over and over in the background, I’m trying to resist the urge to start scrolling on my smart phone. Don’t get me wrong, I love my smart phone and the technology that makes it so addicting. What other deviceContinue reading “My Smart Phone – greatest invention or waste of time?”

Why I Would Stop Reading a Book

For at least a year now, I’ve been interested in steampunk. Not interested in the way where I rush out and buy every steampunk novel on the market and start collecting old gears interested, but more of a mild curiosity kind of interest. I guess I’m beginning to flirt with steampunk. If I see an articleContinue reading “Why I Would Stop Reading a Book”

Writing Advice I Choose to Ignore

Yesterday, I ran across Dylan Hearn’s post, The Ten Worst Writing Tips I’ve Received. He warns the readers the tips are ones that did not work for him, but acknowledges everyone is different. He also doesn’t seem to mind if you counter his points, which I did. Check out his list and if you agreeContinue reading “Writing Advice I Choose to Ignore”

Three Authors and a Ghost

I couldn’t sleep last night. Nothing new there, I can’t sleep most nights. That’s a lie. Obviously I can sleep, only it takes a while. My brain constantly works. It doesn’t know when to shut down. Every night I close my eyes and hear an internal monologue that goes something like this: Good lunch today .Continue reading “Three Authors and a Ghost”

Female Character Spotlight: Door

A few weeks ago, I started a series called: Female Character Spotlight, where I highlighted the character Adora Belle Dearheart. My goal with these spotlights is to bring attention to realistic female characters, especially within the fantasy and sci-fi genres.  I want to introduce you to amazing women, and girls, who are strong and weak, whoContinue reading “Female Character Spotlight: Door”

When Opportunity Beats a Different Drum

I got the message yesterday at 10:00 am. “Marie at work thought you might be interested in this.” In the e-mail from my husband, I found a link to an announcement on LinkedIn about a Pop-up Bookstore. Authors were encouraged to come listen to three key-note speakers share their insights and experience on building anContinue reading “When Opportunity Beats a Different Drum”

Awesome is the New Judgment

If you’re visiting for the first time, you might notice my tagline says ‘Awesome Author of Imaginary Tales’. It says it on my business cards, too. Today, I want to talk about that word, ‘awesome’. No, I’m not entitled–at least I don’t think I am. Well, okay maybe, just a little. I believe if youContinue reading “Awesome is the New Judgment”

Why I Deleted Everything on My Pinterest Account

One of the first emails I saw this morning came from a mail autobot. It told me someone had left a comment on one of my pins over at Pinterest. This never happens. I get emails all the time about people re-pinning pins I’ve pinned, but never a comment. I opened it. It was from another Pinterest user, telling me IContinue reading “Why I Deleted Everything on My Pinterest Account”

Renovations

My husband takes four weeks of vacation and what do I decide to do? What any respectable perfectionist would do–I reorganize. Not just the clean-up type of reorganization either, but the tear-everything-apart-and-toss-out-all-the-junk type. Everything was getting an overhaul–including the website. In fact, I can’t think of anything else that needed a redesign more. Every time I lookedContinue reading “Renovations”