Boxes and Wedding Parties
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Boxes and Wedding Parties

May 2014 ends today. I spent the last few days in Las Vegas for a friend’s wedding, and I completely dropped the proverbial ball on writing for Story-a-Day May. I didn’t gamble in Las Vegas, not even with a slot machine. Most of the time, lights, sounds, people overloaded my senses. But I had a … Continue reading

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Welcome to Twin Peaks

Recently I wrote about Star Trek‘s place in my life. But I first fell for Star Trek as a child. Some loves came into my life later. Twin Peaks premiered after I’d moved to Ohio for grad school. I’d made a few friends at Kent, but I felt alone and out of my depth in … Continue reading

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Change and Other Cool Things

Publication! My publisher, Plum Tree Books, is launching two children’s books that I illustrated! I’ve been distracted and more unorganized than usual because of a cancer diagnosis and chemo brain, but I’m trying to get my life and my attitude back on track. I’m excited about my publisher’s work and I want her books to … Continue reading

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Brimming Over

Sometimes the mind just brims over with ideas. Do you ever have trouble deciding what to focus on or what to pursue? I’m going to pursue as many as I can. One is the idea of a princess detective. I want to try to write a princess that isn’t what most people think. I’m writing … Continue reading

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Just Give Me My Poisoned Apple Already

I wouldn’t literally eat a poisoned apple, but metaphorically I think I already have. The evil queen in disguise is my own psyche, and the apple is seeds of doubt fleshed out with insecurity, neurosis, and fear. Hard to believe anyone takes a bite of that. How long has it been since an agent asked … Continue reading