Boxes and Wedding Parties
action figures / art / Doctor Who / fairy tale / handmade books / story / Story-a-Day-May / The Fairy Tale Asylum / writing

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

My Story Unicorn
art / books / cancer / death / effort / fantasy & sci-fi / fear / frustration / hair / health / life / novel / Story-a-Day-May / The Fairy Tale Asylum / The Plum Tree / wishing / writing

My Story Unicorn

How do you think a unicorn starts its day? As a kid, I wanted to be a unicorn. Sometimes I would wish to turn into one. Ah, childhood. I don’t suppose I can be a unicorn and a writer. Unicorns can’t type. As far as I know. Tomorrow will be a year since my surgery. … Continue reading

art / books / cancer / effort / facebook / fairy tale / health / life / other blog / publication / short story / Story-a-Day-May / The Fairy Tale Asylum / The Plum Tree / writing

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

Agent Dale Cooper / blogging / character / e-publishing / effort / facebook / fairy tale / fantasy & sci-fi / murder / other blog / publication / speed skating / story / The Fairy Tale Asylum / Words Are Art / writing

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

effort / fairy tale / life / neurotic thinking / novel / passion / publication / short story / story / The Fairy Tale Asylum / wishing / writing

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

blogging / dad / fairy tale / life / memory / mom / other blog / Story-a-Day-May / The Fairy Tale Asylum / The Plum Tree / writing

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

contests / fairy tale / other blog / short story / story / Story-a-Day-May / The Fairy Tale Asylum / The Plum Tree

May is here. May is here. Life is stories, and life is fears…

I think the loveliest time of the year is the pub date, I do. Don’t you? Course you do! Wait. What? (A gold star to whomever gets the reference in my blog post title.) I’m taking part in Story-a-Day May. Are you? I’ll post the stories over at The Fairy Tale Asylum. At the end … Continue reading