Author’s Journey

New Projects

New Projects

This has been a productive week. I spent a good part of last week dealing with a stomach bug running through my house and various children staying home from school, and then last weekend we went camping with a bunch of people from the kids’ school. (Yridessa had quite an adventure on her first camping […]

Making Time To Read

Making Time To Read

When I was a kid it was no surprise for my family members to find me tucked away with a book for hours at a time. I loved to read, still do. I’m assuming this has something to do with the whole writer thing. Fast forward several years, where does the time go? Seriously, I […]

Movie Review Ben Hur

Our family rarely goes to the theatre to watch movies, but we made our second visit to the local cinema within the last twelve months. The first was of course for Star Wars Episode VII. Our second time was last night to see Ben Hur. Oh my goodness, we loved it! I’m really surprised by the negative […]

Creating Memorable Characters Part Two: Uniqueness

Creating Memorable Characters Part Two: Uniqueness

A few weeks ago I started a new series on Creating Memorable Characters. In Part One, I talked about giving your character a flaw of some sort to make him or her relatable. Not only must your character be relatable, he or she must be unique. Just as no two people are exactly alike, no […]

Ten Random Things

Ten Random Things

Ok, so today I’m listing ten random things about myself, which you may or may not have figured out already from my earlier posts. At the end of this post I’d like you to comment with at least one random, crazy thing about yourself. It’s sort of like one of those tag ten friends, Facebook […]

Expectations Exceeded

Expectations Exceeded

  One of the first books I read when I started writing was Finding Angel by NAF alumna Kat Heckenbach. I fell in love with Toch Island. The descriptions are so vivid I felt like I was there. Something like Narnia for teens. Back in the day when I hated science fiction and fantasy, I would […]

Star Trek: The 50 Years Club

Star Trek: The 50 Years Club

On the @DoctorWho_BBCA Twitter page, the moderators offered best wishes to Star Trek this way: Happy anniversary, @StarTrek and welcome to the 50 years club! 🖖#StarTrek50 #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/gOUSHT85jf — Doctor Who BBCA (@DoctorWho_BBCA) September 8, 2016 Doctor Who, of course, had its 50th anniversary back in 2013. And I’ll be having mine shortly. I was born the same […]