Author’s Journey

Hell Awaits You

Hell Awaits You

This image came across my Facebook newsfeed the other day. The friend who posted it is not a Christian, and so naturally mocking of Christians and jokes about Hell being cool ensued. After much deliberation I decided against commenting, to either explain or decry the things this sign says and how Christianity doesn’t say what […]

Alphabet blogging: C is for…

Alphabet blogging: C is for…

Cookie! No, wait, that’s not it. Chocolate! No! Stop it. You do not need a snack. That’s the exact conversation I had with myself as I sat down to start this blog post. I couldn’t believe it. My brain had suddenly gone blank, and I couldn’t think of a single word that started with C […]

Organization is like a Drug

Organization is like a Drug

When I was growing up, my room was almost always a mess. Seriously. I hated cleaning–and I was definitely one of those that felt that if my room was clean, I couldn’t find anything when I needed it. Of course, it would only take me 2 seconds to find something in my own chaos. When […]

The low-maintenance lifestyle

The low-maintenance lifestyle

On Facebook, a colleague asked for an explanation of this Buzzfeed article: “29 Freeing Truths Of Being A Low-Maintenance Girl.” She just didn’t get it. I figured she can’t be alone, so let me explain.  The low-maintenance lifestyle is based on saving time and money by eliminating nonessentials. Of course, we all have different definitions […]

Challenges and Goals

Challenges and Goals

I love participating in challenges. They’re like productive dares. Who can resist a good dare? I’ve always been the kind of person to do something just because someone said I couldn’t. When I was a kid, we used to go camping in the mountains and there was a series of lakes connected by a creek. […]

Alphabet blogging: B is for…

Book high. This happened to me last week. I recently found the final book in the Quadrail series by Timothy Zahn, and since it’s been so long since I read the first one (about two and a half years ago, I think) I’ve been re-reading the series. It was a good thing I did, because […]

Fun With Short Stories

Fun With Short Stories

One of my difficulties is getting back into the groove after a long writing layoff. Especially when that layoff occurs in the middle of the story. It’s difficult to leap back into the jumble of emotions which found their way onto the page when you’ve been separated from those specific emotions for a while. So, […]

Alain Harper’s “Kryptonite”

Alain Harper’s “Kryptonite”

Guest Blogger: John Wheeler Both of my co-authors, one of my most loyal readers recently, some part of my mind that pays attention to what other authors are doing—all have asked me some variant of the question, “What is Alain Harper’s ‘Kryptonite’?” (Actually, one of my co-authors—devious fellow that he is—has invented some pretty clever […]