Quote of the Week, Take Two

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 | Quote of the Week | 2 Comments

Glacier National Park

“Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.”
― Neil Gaiman

Photo of the Week

Monday, March 16th, 2015 | Quote of the Week | No Comments


Touring the Past on Sourcebooks Casablanca

Thursday, March 12th, 2015 | Jane Austen, Sourcebooks | No Comments

Today I have the pleasure of blogging for the Sourcebooks Casablanca Authors’ Blog, and this month, I am touring the past, namely Regency England, musing on Jane Austen and dreamers everywhere…


Touring the Past

Writing and What It Teaches

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 | Gratitude, The Writing Life | No Comments

I haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about the role of writing in my life lately, because I’ve been under deadline. I don’t spend a lot of time ruminating when I am under the gun of the daily word count. Actually, I should be writing my next novella right now, but I wanted to stop for a moment and reflect on why I spend so many of my waking hours at this task, and why I love it so much.



I find that opening a blank page on my computer and asking my characters to tell me their story holds up a candle and a mirror to my own inner thoughts. I learn more about the things I value, like love and friendship and family, and I remember why those things are so important to me.

I remember why I like happy endings, and why joy is such a blessing and yet so hard to capture on the page.

I remember why I am in love with love, and how deep a part of me that love will always be. My love affair with love is something I came to accept about myself long ago, which is why I am still writing at all.

I remember the joy of discovery and how it happens on every page, in every scene. Characters I thought I knew surprise me, and I surprise myself. There is joy in that, too.

So as I swim down the river of yet another adventure, I want to thank the gods of inspiration and the gods of caffeine, all I have read and all I will read, all the things that go into the alchemy that is creation, and the ability to sit at the computer, day in and day out, and do it again.


Quote of the Week

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 | Quote of the Week | No Comments


Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.

–Vera Nazarian

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