Free Novel This Weekend!

I often hear: “K. S., I think it’s cool you’re writing. I want to read one of your books….” I also hear questions like “Why aren’t you famous yet?” and “How many books have you sold?” and “Are you even trying to sell your books?” Here’s your chance to help me become famous AND read […]

It takes a village

I am a firm believer in the saying “It takes a village to raise a child.” After all, while I don’t have children of my own to raise, I was raised by parents who readily accessed a handful of people to help us out as needed. Aunts and uncles lovingly sent me gifts. Grandparents, both […]

Rains

This summer, my little swath of the Midwest has been having some drought-like conditions. For most of the summer, precipitation was scarce. Yes, we had a storm here or there, but not enough to do more than moisten the ground before the dry warmth of the summer sun baked it up again. But this past […]

Dust off and get up

It’s just a simple little saying from a Halls cough drop, but I have it taped to the bottom of my computer monitor regardless. It states: “Dust off and get up.” I remember I saved it because I liked it. When I substitute taught years ago, I had it taped to a piece of paper […]

Be the Daylight

When I have time to, I tend to listen to certain songs over and over again. I often do it at home on one of my computers with my headphones on so as to not annoy the other half with the constant repeats. Of course, when he is not home, I am blaring the music […]

Newest Novella Released

If you already follow me on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, you already have seen this, but for my readers / followers on WordPress who haven’t heard yet, the next novella in my Portals Series has been released on Amazon Kindle. This is currently the final novella in the series, as there are two novels in […]

Writer’s Block

I believe I have firmly established myself as a writer. After all, I have been successfully blogging on this blog for almost a full year now. I have been a published author since 2007 and have written an entire series based around the Realm of Original Magic and the Portals. I have been writing since […]

Road Trips: Part Deux

My last blog post dealt with some of my musings from the road trip my husband and I just completed. This post deals with the other half of those musings. Unlike other trips to the Windy City where we stayed with some of the members of the other half’s family, since we had the funds […]

Road trips

Road trips are a beacon of summer.  Mention a road trip to an American and one is instantly transported to miles and miles of connecting interstates and roadways, where at any moment any number of cars are traveling.  Who knows what cars one might see on the road trip too.  There are infinitesimal numbers of […]

“You used to…..”

Every so often, I deal with friends and family I don’t see on an often enough basis. I have gone years without actually seeing some family members face to face, though we talk on the phone often and text almost every day. I spend more time emailing others instead of chatting on the phone since […]