In hindsight, what felt like toilsome growth for indies, up until 2019, turned out to have been an ideal par for the course situation...
A year ago, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.
We are not out of the woods, to be sure, yet we have Rain, Sunshine, Flowers, and Hope is in the air!
Another lunar cycle begins today—Happy New Moon, everyone!
Love and Gratitude are in the air this month, and that’s my truth!
Welcome to what promises to be,
at least for me, a hybrid year;
part supernatural, part scientific.
Are you ready for this?
Promptly at the beginning of this, the last month in 2020, I checked my horoscope. And what did the stars tell me about December?
Well, there were quite a few paragraphs, but I’ll share this one sentence...
My first virtual event met and surpassed
my most magical expectations!
Yes, a Blue Moon coinciding with All Hallows Eve lit the auspicious path toward launching my 5th novel...
Blue Moon, and
Love & Homegrown Magic
Folk Magic is, as ever, the magic of the people and as such,
it lends itself to customization.
My new novel, Love & Homegrown Magic, offers its own brand of it.
I have completed the rough draft of my latest manuscript—ta-dah!
This twenty-five-hundred-year-old bit of wisdom found me a few days ago and kindled a light at a time when civil unrest and racial injustice roil the airwaves, stirring every feeling of rebellion, clamoring for change—real change, now.
“text that is so extravagant, ornate, or flowery as to break the flow and draw excessive attention to itself.”
...should be avoided at all costs in contemporary works, they say...
Right about now most of us are practicing varying degrees of self-isolation and social distancing. We are adjusting to this paradigm shift as best we can and finding that...
We are about 50 days into the reprising roaring 20s, and already I am overwhelmed by a sense of my sails having caught an auspicious wind—eyes fixed on the dazzling horizon!
We’re about half-way through the first month of a new decade and, before we go any further, I’d like to acknowledge to you my theme for 2020—it is based on a bit of wisdom I came across...
The 2019 trip around the sun is coming to a close with as festive a spirit as I could wish for.
This whirlwind year ─filled with love, adventure, and hard work, saw me...
It went by quick, didn’t it? It’s already been a year and some change since the launch of award-winning Seven Ghostly Spins: a brush with the supernatural, on All Souls Day 2018—so happy belated birthday to my most recent supernatural escape!
You know you’re a procrastinator if there’s a task to be done and instead of tackling it, you divert your attention to unrelated activities.
I might be a lost cause...
Made it back from FanX in spectacular Salt Lake City!
I got to take part in yet another unforgettable event and my heart is filled with gratitude for the organizers, for my supernatural entourage (you know who you are), and for all the fans...
This month brings a short and sweet newsletter as I am in a flurry of activity preparing for my annual pilgrimage to a comic convention—
Disclaimer: I am writing this while under the influence of the full moon (July 16) and therefore, surrendering to its radiant clarity...
A few months ago, I read a compelling marketing pitch online that ended with a tantalizing goad: schedule your free consultation only if you are serious about achieving your goals...
Far from afraid to admit it, I acknowledge that I am obsessed with my journey. For 3 years I have been a full-time indie writer...
Three years ago, I embarked on a journey that will last the rest of my days—a multidimensional voyage, if you will...
"These things, I warmly wish for you: Someone to love, Some work to do, A bit of o’ sun, A bit o’ cheer, And a guardian angel always near."
“All You Need Is Love” chanted the Beatles a few decades ago, and for all the complexities a four-letter word may encompass, that short sentence is a simple truth…
Did you formulate resolutions on New Year’s Eve? If (like me) you did not, how about this alternative?
“I know you think you have the next Harry Potter book, but still, don’t call me, and whatever you do, don’t show up in person with your offering…
Allow me to explain;
After declining a contributory publishing contract a few days ago, just as it has happened with other literary proposals, I was left wondering…
This month brings another short and sweet newsletter as I’m in a flurry of activity wrapped in anticipation! When you read this…
A flurry of activity ensued on July 31, after I closed the beta-reading stage of my Seven Ghostly Spins; I spent five days…
I’m always looking to broaden my perspective, especially if a new age twist is involved, so over the years I have dabbled in esoteric interests…
I’ve retreated into my cave, where my days breakdown into spells of anguish, hourly bouts of procrastination, wondrous flashes of cosmic hope…
The dictionary says; met·a·phys·ics is the branch of philosophy that deals with first principles, including abstract concepts such as being, knowing, substance, cause, identity, time, and space…
Someone told me once that happiness expands when shared, while sorrow diminishes…
Way before indoor plumbing, electricity and telecommunications, knowledge was recorded in cave walls, in parchment scrolls, and in the minds of bards who sang to their tribes…
Being an indie author is a daily struggle to stay emotionally afloat, to keep chasing after my dream, to build myself up when outside forces chip at my self-confidence…
I loved spending Christmas and New Year's with my kiddos and my honey—yet the magic of it dimmed a little with the unexpected visit of a cold on December 24th…
Heat waves, small earthquakes, wind advisories, raging wildfires, evacuations—Is 2017 shutting down with a bang?
When I set out to write Faery Sight, my intent wasn’t to produce a full-length novel, much less a series. I just wanted to entertain people in my family…
Through my mind flit crazy superstitious thoughts, like, if I pour coffee into this cup, which innocently bears the definition of ‘writers block’, would the meaning of the words seep into the brew and infuse it with a curse?
Says A.J. to Bear and Lev, right before they purposely launch off the asteroid’s surface. (Armageddon 1998) The brief euphoria of having pulled off the gutsy move fizzles out…
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