Tried and Failed #WIP Wednesday

Hey, everyone. It’s already the second week of April, and it’s been a while since I wrote a WIP Wednesday post. This one is more of a WIHW (What I Haven’t Written) story. I thought by now I would have already written tons of words this year. Wrong! So far, 2022’s word count is shaping... Continue Reading →

On The Road With Marie Sinadjan

Hey, everyone. Normally, I don't post on the weekends, but Marie Sinadjan is hosting me for her author spotlight feature. If you haven't met Marie, you should take time to visit her blog. Marie is not only an author but a singer-songwriter as well. She recently published her first book, Hotel Fin, an urban fantasy... Continue Reading →

Movies, Music, and Writing

It’s no secret that my all-time favorite movie is Casablanca. What’s not to love about this classic with a cast including Bogart, Bergman, Peter Lorre, Paul Henreid, and Claude Rains? It also contains some fantastic quotes. "Here's looking at you, kid." “Play it, Sam.” This is often misquoted as “Play it again, Sam.” (Bogart never... Continue Reading →

My 2022 Writing Goals

Hey, everyone. We’re already well into 2022, so this is a good time to list my writing goals for this year. I’ll also tell you a bit about the projects I’m working on this year. A Book of Shorts (working title) is a collection of thirteen short stories. I’ve shared a couple of excerpts in... Continue Reading →

Special Announcement at Story Empire

Hey, readers. Most of you know I've been a regular contributor at the writing blog Story Empire for a few years. Today we have a special announcement. I hope you'll take a moment to stop by and read our good news. Just click here to read the post. In the meantime, here's a little hint:

2021 Wrap Up

I survived a week of Snowmaggedon... Published two books... Completed five years as a contributing author for Story Empire... Read sixty-five books... and published one hundred thirty-four blog posts. Connected with old friends and made new ones along the way. I wish everyone a Merry Christmas... and a Happy New Year. See you in 2022!

Thank You, John Denver

Inspiration for my stories comes from many different places. Sometimes it’s an observation made in a crowded restaurant. It may be from a photo prompt or from a family story. Other times, ideas just pop in my head. But often, it’s songs from favorite groups or singers. John Denver’s music inspired some of my early... Continue Reading →

On The Road with @MarciaMeara

Hey, everyone. November is turning out to be a busy month for me. Today, I'm excited to be a guest on Marcia Meara's blog, The Right Stuff, for her feature called, "Ten Things You May Not Know About Me." Marcia is a good friend who is very supportive of other writers. She's also a talented... Continue Reading →

Coming Home #WIPWednesday

Hey, everyone. Autumn is in full swing, and it’s my favorite time of the year. Of all the seasons, I think this one is the one that seems to bring about the most change—the cooler temperatures, changing leaves, and migrating birds. While we haven’t yet had “frost on the pumpkin” in Texas, it’s only a... Continue Reading →

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