Sunflowers for Tina

On August 23rd, we lost Tina Downey, a dear member of our writing community, known by many for her generous, loving spirit as well as witty, homespun posts. At least that’s how I remember her. We chatted a few times on each of our blogs on the subject of memoirs and life in general, and … More Sunflowers for Tina

Blog Train: This Ain’t The Hogwart’s Express

As you see from my scant recent musings, blogging hasn’t exactly been at the top of my “to-do’s” lately. I like to blog, though—really, I do. It affords the opportunity to share my opinions, talk about my interests, hone my craft—you know, write when I don’t really have much to say—but as you also know, … More Blog Train: This Ain’t The Hogwart’s Express

Redirect to “The Writing Nut” for Wednesday Writer’s Workspace with Nutschell

Today I’m over at Nutschell Windsor’s blog, The Writing Nut, as her Wednesday Writer’s Workspace featured author! Ever since the year started, I’ve been on a mission to declutter and repurpose my bedroom into a combination bedroom/writing workspace. I even purchased a new desk, hutch, tech station, task chair—the works. Did it come together in … More Redirect to “The Writing Nut” for Wednesday Writer’s Workspace with Nutschell

PBC: “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”

Another third Wednesday rolls around and catches me completely off-guard. Yes, it’s time for the Progressive Book Club, and this month I haven’t completed an entire book cover-to-cover, but instead have four works of fiction underway and a couple of reference books tapped. Such is the life of a busy reader/writer with a couple of acres—many demands … More PBC: “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”

Cover Reveal and IWSG

What an exciting day! As you may remember, last year I collaborated on an anthology benefiting those affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Twenty-nine writers, each inspired by a musical composition from the album, Composers for Relief, wove tales which intertwined flawlessly with their chosen song. Since then, Samantha Redstreake Geary and The Publishers That Be have been compiling … More Cover Reveal and IWSG