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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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No Maybe about This Baby

I may be excited. No. Definitely. I have story and my art published over at Scheherezade's Bequest! Please take a look. The online journal has lots of great stories and links. Wahoo! And as always, I'm putting up some of my other stories over at The Imaginary Lake. Thanks to everyone who has encouraged and …

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