Tag Archive | i am ocilla

Help an NAF Alumna

Help an NAF Alumna

The post “Blah! Blah! Blah! Another Year” by NAF founding member Diane Graham is consistently one of our most-viewed posts, mainly because her hair apparently turns up in image searches:  (And Robynn calls me lioness… Like many of the founders, Diane was a contestant in the Marcher Lord Select Premise Contest, in which her book I am […]

I Am Ocilla- Sneak Peek

I Am Ocilla- Sneak Peek

See that eye? It is part of the super secret cover for I Am Ocilla. The dragon was drawn by none other than our very own Keven Newsome. Cool, huh? The cover design is by his lovely wife De Newsome of Newsome Creative. She is on facebook if you want to look her up. With […]

I’m Late! I’m Late!

I’m Late! I’m Late!

I’m late! I’m late, for a very important date. This seems to be my general mindset in recent months. An epic panic attack is waiting like an anvil around every corner and I can’t seem to keep up with my ever-growing list. Is it the holidays that play so much havoc on the masses at […]

Crazy-Hair Flies

Each day millions of people dream. Thousands more dream of writing. Less than that become obsessed with the dream and begin to write. Even less still finish the book. A fraction of a fraction sign a contract and a fraction of a fraction of that are successful. One must keep the proper prospective or risk […]

Whether Or Not You Write Well, Write Bravely

The above quote is from Bill Stout. Ok, this is where I write something. Let it be known, my wit knows no bounds. But it seems that right now, someone or something has placed it in a box. This is my debut post and I really want to write something that will incite a reaction. […]

This Is Who I Am!

I like books where the protagonist changes. I prefer books where he changes for the better, but I’ve read books where he changes for the worse. Once upon a time, Keven Newsome wrote a post about the Hero’s Journey. He revisited the concept in this post where he applied it to various movies, but the […]


I have found through my journey as a Christian, there are a few things that must be adhered to or you will constantly be a slave to sin and death. I’ve talked about love frequently but forgiveness is just as important. They are tandem in fact. In my book I Am Ocilla, it is the […]

Butterflies, Bats and Smack-downs

  So, I am going along in life, minding my own business and WHAM! Anvil drops and I get a one-two punch to the gut that will dictate my life…if I can get up off the dang floor. I call these moments the proverbial smack-down. They are turning points in one’s life where the future […]