Playlist: Cold Dark Night #WIPWednesday

Hello, everyone! Before I continue, the release date of Cold Dark Night has been delayed a few days. I've had some unexpected personal things come up and need a few more days to prepare. Anyhow, instead of May 24, the new date is Tuesday, June 1. Most of you who have followed my blog a … Continue reading Playlist: Cold Dark Night #WIPWednesday

House of Sorrow Playlist #WIP Wednesday

Hey, everyone. It's been ages since I've done a WIP Wednesday post. The past few weeks, I turned my focus from Cold Dark Night toward finishing the short story prequel. Originally titled Woman in Black, it has a new name, House of Sorrow. As is often the case, the story took me in a slightly … Continue reading House of Sorrow Playlist #WIP Wednesday

Unwind ~ Fiction in a Flash Challenge @pursoot #IARTG #ASMSG #WritingCommunity

Hey, everyone. Once again, I'm participating in Soooz's weekly flash fiction prompt. Each week she shares a photo and invites writers to participate by writing a fiction or non-fiction piece not exceeding 750 words. For more information on how to participate, visit Soooz by clicking here. And now, here is this week's prompt and my … Continue reading Unwind ~ Fiction in a Flash Challenge @pursoot #IARTG #ASMSG #WritingCommunity

Unclear Purposes Playlist #WIPWednesday

Hey, everyone. For today’s WIP Wednesday, I’ll share the third and final playlist for the Driscoll Lake Series. For this one, I began selecting songs while still brainstorming the plot. I shared in a post a few months ago, where Lyin’ Eyes inspired the storyline. (You can click here if you'd like to read that … Continue reading Unclear Purposes Playlist #WIPWednesday

Unseen Motives Playlist #WIPWednesday

Hey, everyone. It’s time for another WIP Wednesday. This week is another “work in publication." The idea of creating a playlist, or soundtrack for my novels didn’t occur to me until after I had published Unseen Motives. Given the main character in Unknown Reasons was a part-time drummer who loved music, it seemed fitting for … Continue reading Unseen Motives Playlist #WIPWednesday

Unknown Reasons Playlist #WIPWednesday

Hi, y'all. Time for another WIP Wednesday. Today's post is about a "Work in Publication." Yesterday, my book Unknown Reasons got some attention over at Marcia's blog. (If you didn't read the review, click here to see the post.) I decided to share a little more about the background to this story. When I began … Continue reading Unknown Reasons Playlist #WIPWednesday

Lyin’ Eyes

Sometimes the inspiration for stories come in the oddest ways. I often use real-life events in my books—either personal experiences or things I’ve read. I change the situation enough so as not to be recognizable. It’s been a long time in coming (much longer than I expected), but the first draft of Unclear Purposes, the … Continue reading Lyin’ Eyes

Beatles, Memories, and The Week in Review

  I can't remember the exact occasion when I heard the Beatles on the radio. It was probably sometime in early 1964. My older brother was a big music fan and therefore, I was introduced to several singers and groups from that era. I was a big fan of the Four Seasons - until The … Continue reading Beatles, Memories, and The Week in Review