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
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
I have been asking myself for a while now what it is about the term "white privilege" that causes such a visceral, negative reaction in me. This term—and others that are similar—get thrown at people like a slap in the face, in the hopes of getting them to wake up and shake themselves out of their own perspective, for the betterment of the common good. But that's not the effect it has on me. I hear "white privilege" and something in me just shuts down, pushing me out of the conversation entirely. … [Read more...] about What is Privilege?
Happy Tuesday, everyone! I think it pretty much goes without saying that anytime I read a good review of HerStory, I get happy. There are a bunch of wonderful stories in there, and I'm in great company in terms of quality writers. But I just had to share a review I read today that not only included a brief teaser of my story, "In the Company of Spirits", but gave it a bit of limelight all to itself as well. I'm pretty sure this is the first time someone I don't know has referred to my writing … [Read more...] about Tuesday Teaser: A Review of My Contribution to HerStory
Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King My rating: 4 of 5 stars Can't help but enjoy S. King's writings. For the first time, though, I have been made to feel uncomfortable, uneasy, in a completely unique way. These stories were dark in a different way than King's usual writings--more personal, and therefore more visceral. Do read, but be aware, when the title says "Full Dark", it really is fully and completely dark. View all my reviews … [Read more...] about My Review of Stephen King’s FULL DARK, NO STARS