We are Warriors

I have often found it funny (as in ironic funny, not ha ha funny) how we often go through life sometimes absorbed by what we are going through that we fail to look at the pain others may have as well. I am not a stranger to this, for I often emphasize my own struggles […]

Looking back

As a writer who has been writing since I was little, I often write a great deal in journals, scrawling lines and lines in pen. I do also journal in private folders and blogs on my computer, just typing away my feelings. I sometimes go back and read them, but often, I just tuck them […]

Newest Novella Released!

I am pleased to announce that the 14th work in my Portals Series has been released. This, along with Common-Born, are the two novellas that are most near and dear to my heart in the series. If you want to know why, then maybe you should read them! Note: This is the first novella offered […]

I’ve been published…. again!!

I follow a number of blogs on Word Press…. many of them written by people who follow me. So it’s a mutual kind of relationship. Back in March, one of the bloggers I follow, illustrator Andrea Benko, posted an idea she had. She wanted to create a book of her illustrations. Since writing wasn’t her […]

Never too old to learn

I have often heard the idiom “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” In fact, an older person I talked to recently actually used that idiom to complain that he was too old to learn some of the new things in this world. I countered, of course, that he wasn’t old. After all, I […]

A little more good, a little less hatred, a lot more love

Right now, there seems to be a great deal of focus on everything that’s not good in the world. The world seems to be bombarding us with constant bad news. While that focus is warranted, it also can be very overwhelming, especially when one looks around and sees nothing but contretemps, vitriol, frustration, and anger. […]

Summer

“When life gets rough, I like to hold on to my dream of relaxing in the summer sun, just lettin’ off steam….Oh, the sky would be blue, and you guys will be there too.” ~ Olaf (Josh Gad) from “Frozen” At least in the northern hemisphere, today is the first official day of summer. It’s […]

Gifts

Happy Father’s Day readers. And Happy Juneteenth. I could go into some pithy or eloquent blog post about fathers about now…. or write something on the new Federal holiday of Juneteenth. But I am not going to today. It’s not what is on my mind. But I wanted to acknowledge those two holidays since they […]

Edits and Edits and More Edits

Like any good writer should, I do a great deal of editing. Like any good writer, I also hate the editing process. It’s often boring. I’d rather be creating works instead of reading and re-reading and re-reading and re-reading my stuff. But edits are needed. I spend a great deal of time creating new content. […]

Belonging

Like everyone does, I remember feeling like I didn’t fit in when I was a kid. I often felt like a square peg, as the saying goes. I wanted to be a puzzle piece and find a way to fit in. I was too skinny. I wore glasses. I spoke with a lisp. I had […]