Hello again!

It is that time again. It is November. It is Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) and I have been working on an Epic Fantasy called Whisperwood. The theory behind Nanowrimo, which I call "Ask Daddy, Mommy's Working" month, is that if you write 1667 words every day, you will reach 50,000 words by the end … Continue reading Hello again!

Cancerversary the Second

August 31, 2014 has come and gone. As some of you know, that date marked two years since our littlest boy was diagnosed with Cancer. If you don't know, he was diagnosed three days shy of his third birthday. Spencer spent his third birthday in the hospital, surrounded not only by other children that were … Continue reading Cancerversary the Second

Using the vagina on my face (Women in Horror Month)

There are red lip pictures  all over Facebook. Want to know why? A week or so ago, the Horror authors I know were in a fizz. A man aligning himself with the genre felt qualified to speak out several times about his opinion that Women in Horror Month was counter productive. I watched the post … Continue reading Using the vagina on my face (Women in Horror Month)

Shine a Spotlight: Mark Allen Gunnells

Though much can and has been said about Facebook in a negative sense, (In fact, I have said much of it myself) Facebook truly does exactly what a social media site should. It allows wider networking. Because of the labyrinthine nature of the site, I have turned virtual corners and stumbled into some of the … Continue reading Shine a Spotlight: Mark Allen Gunnells

Horrified Press- Are you KIDDING ME?

Recently, I have been involved in a facebook discussion about a specific company and their practice of not providing contributor copies to the authors that work with them. Now, initially, I didn't even jump in to the conversation. I simply watched with interest as several authors and the publisher hashed it out. However, I started … Continue reading Horrified Press- Are you KIDDING ME?

Ruminations on safety. (LONG)

I posted a picture on Facebook a few days ago and it sparked a conversation I have been thinking about since then. The picture showed a service member and said something to the effect of  'Armed military members would gladly patrol our schools' (I am writing this by hand at the moment, so I don't … Continue reading Ruminations on safety. (LONG)