You’ve Got This

Often, when someone is doubting their abilities to do something, usually out of the ordinary, someone inevitably tells them; “Don’t worry, you’ve got this!” But what is the “this” that one’s got? Often, the “this” is a task or challenge that might seem difficult. It’s an obstacle in the way, or a mentality one cannot […]

It’s been a wild and crazy year

One year ago, I started a new project…. I started actively blogging on this very site. I had started blogs in the past, notably the genealogical history blog I still write on Blogger, but I hadn’t actively aimed to do more than a post a month or so. My goal with this blog wasn’t really […]

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 […]

When the Going Gets Tough

There’s an American proverb that states “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” Of course, the flip side to that is “when the going gets tough, give up.” I’ve also heard a few other options of this proverb like “when the going gets tough, run away” and “when the going gets tough, you […]

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 […]

Newest Novella Published

I’d like to take the moment announce that the next book in my Portals Series is now available on Kindle! This is the eleventh work in the series, for those who are keeping trask. Like all of my novellas currently, this one is only available as an e-book on Kindle. I am planning to release […]

Trees

If you follow me on Instagram, you will notice I post a great deal about trees, especially right now. I have always had a love for trees. I have no recollection of when I first fell in love with them. but I remember many a time spent outdoors, old blankets stretched out on the lawn, […]

Spring is coming

Though it’s been a bit chilly the past few days here in Iowa, there’s a bit of a change in the air. The days are getting longer. It’s no longer after dusk when I come home from my full time job after five in the evening. I am able to marvel most days at the […]