Child of the Sage

I figured that since I am currently offering the novella for free, I should probably share the story of how Child of the Sage came to be. After I finished writing Portal Seeker in the early summer of 2021, I thought I was done with my series. After all, I had three loose stories that […]

Two years ago

The first of February marks a milestone for me, one that I celebrated with a post last year that you can read if you would like. The day marks my two year anniversary at my present job. Many of you will note that I don’t share on public social media what my job is. I’ve […]

Portal Seeker

I get people who ask me where I come up with the ideas for my novels and stories in my Portals Series. Since I already wrote blog posts on both The Keeper of the Key and Last of His Kind, I figured I would talk about Portal Seeker in this post. This is my favorite […]

January doesn’t stink

A local car salesman in my little swath of the Midwest has an advertisement I have been listening to on the radio a great deal going to and from work, since it plays almost ad nauseum. “January stinks!” is the punchline of the ad, indicating the slowness of sales in the post-holiday rush. Well, Mr. […]

Anthologies Now Available!

For those of my readers that have been paying attention, I had released 12 different novellas in my Portals Series as Kindle editions over the last year. Because of their size (as each was only between 50 and 90 pages long), it was not economically feasible to release them as paperback copies. Being mindful of […]

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 […]