Author’s Journey

Tribute to Spock

Tribute to Spock

I’m sure all of us are aware now that Leonard Nemroy, aka Spock from Star Trek, passed away last Friday at the ripe old age of 83. As my tribute to him, I did a little (more) research and came up with some interesting facts and anecdotes to share with you all. First, let me […]

Knitting in meetings

Knitting in meetings

Those who know me will attest that I am often seen toting a knitting project. Anytime I’m going to be sitting and listening but probably not taking a lot of notes, I bring my knitting. I knit in critique group. Once, I knitted a hat during a piano concert. This past Christmastime, I took out […]

Click Here!

Click Here!

As I was scrolling through Facebook earlier, I came across a picture someone had shared that was originally posted by a page called “Your Tattoos Make You A Horrible Mother.” I looked up the page. It is set up as though they (the owners of the page) are completely serious and totally passionate about the […]

Leaving Your Readers Something to Think About

Leaving Your Readers Something to Think About

Guest Blogger: Robin Johns Grant I am just now publishing my second novel, but of course I’m also a reader. One of my favorite reads is a speculative or supernatural fiction book that’s just the right amount of weird. In other words, it’s not so out there that I can’t even follow the story, or […]

The War

The War

When first we met Mother, the Cleaning Fairy had been murdered. The Gnomes had risen to power. Mother devised the Plan to take care of them, and the Gnomes commenced the Retaliation. This means War. The Rise of the Gnomes, Part Five: The War Mother hadn’t caught a Gnome in one of her traps in […]

I Wrote Some Words Today

I Wrote Some Words Today

And I liked it. Don’t laugh. Sometimes putting thoughts into words is hard work. It wasn’t tonight, but it’s been very hard lately. Oh yeah, I’ve got all the excuses. Actually other people make them for me. “You’ve been through so much change lately.” “You’re very busy.” I guess. Who isn’t busy though? And when […]

Fifty Shades of Rape Culture

Fifty Shades of Rape Culture

Or, The Top Three Ways our Culture Promotes Rape Please note: This post is not for the faint of heart or easily offended. I’m not going to be gentle in my terminology or my treatment of the subject. Please also note that I am well aware that men are raped too, but in this post […]