This past weekend, I decided to pull another short story of mine out of the weary "drafts" folder and put it out into the world. It's a mostly-proper fairy tale, the first I've ever attempted. Because of that, the intended audience is considerably younger than what I usually write for. But hey, if Neil Gaiman can do it, so can I. (Hopefully!) Although this a digital download, I'm hoping it will also have a life in the physical realm one day. I have talked off and on with a friend of mine who … [Read more...] about New Fairy Tale: Ada and the Oarsman
I had some time to reflect on our country and our history while watching a fairly gluttonous fireworks display on the 4th of July. I listened to songs about people who fought and died for our freedom, knowing that freedom is still unequally applied. I thought about how distanced we have grown from the WWII generation. I thought about my grandfather, who was an Air Force pilot. I like to think I knew what he thought about people based on the way he treated them, though to be fair we never really … [Read more...] about Let Freedom Ring?
I'm still pinching myself, but I'm really trying to accept the fact that my husband and I actually bought tickets to see our first-ever Broadway show this fall. As soon as we heard about Hugh Jackman and the revival of The Music Man, we knew we wanted to see it. And in a few months, we actually will. The Music Man holds such a special place in my heart, as it does for so many people, for so many reasons. For me, it was the first show I ever performed in. It was at the Engle Lane Theatre in … [Read more...] about Next Stop: River City
If I’m being honest with myself, I will admit that I have come back to this blog mostly because I have come to hate most social media outlets, but I have not broken myself of the habit of sharing random thoughts that hit my brain now and then. That said, I have finally started watching Only Murders in the Building on Hulu, and it is positively delightful. That is all. … [Read more...] about Micro Post #1
If you know me, you know that I'm a wee bit obsessed with visual media -- film and television in particular. Maybe it's because I struggle with visualizing in my mind. I can do it, like when I'm reading a book. But I find myself immensely relieved when I can enjoy a movie based on that book, because I am shown far more than I ever "saw" before. Also, I just love how all of the pieces come together. The words of the story combine with just the right view from the camera plus music and motion, and … [Read more...] about Crashed Into Something Good
Originally published by Pagan Writers Press as part of HerStory: Fiction Honoring Women's History Month, my first published short story is now available as a standalone story. "In the Company of Spirits" is the story of the innermost thoughts of a woman alone, with nothing but her mind for company. Her story, and her surprising role in history, will make you rethink a tale you thought you already knew. Available for immediate digital download at barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com. … [Read more...] about In the Company of Spirits Now Available