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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

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Belief

Have you ever seen something–a garden gate perhaps, a picture hanging on a cafe wall, an odd, unexpected object in an odd and expected place–that made you stop and look again. That stirred your heart, maybe your gut, a place deep within? I love connecting with a picture, a story, a random object. Imagine if … Continue reading

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String Theory Childhood

Have you heard the theory that there are countless parallel universes, that at particular moments in your life when one decision was made, another universe began with another you who lived the choice you didn’t make. What moment in your childhood would change where you are now? Of course, perhaps it the small forgotten decision … Continue reading