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Manners, common decency, doing unto others…these things, which one might consider to be second nature, oftentimes, seem to be in short supply these days. I applaud the kind and friendly humans I encounter out in the world most of the time. Thankfully, the exceptions to...

February 19, 2017

And here I sit at the edge of tears. The very first All About the Indies Signing has come to its end, and I’m feeling its loss like a sword to the gut. What’s that saying? “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” I’m sorry, but I’m just not feeling tha...

July 25, 2016

“Show me; don’t tell me,” my English professor quipped as she handed back my latest creative work, a flourish of bright red ink gracing the top of the page with a  grade I found much less than desirable.

Learning to differentiate between showing and telling in my writin...

May 29, 2016



Many of us love to read. I know I do! But what keeps that writer glued to their keyboard, oftentimes missing out on social outings or even getting to see the outside of the house—this is my life at most times—so that they keep producing the stories we most enjoy read...

March 11, 2016

Ever get writer’s block? I used to, but don’t have as much trouble with it now as I did in the past. This is due much in part to my use of a visual board on Pinterest, which can be found here: http://bit.ly/1pTacsv . There, I can pin photos of all my characters, locale...

February 12, 2016



Being an indie author is work. Hard work. It takes more time, effort and dedication than I would have ever imagined before I got started. But I love it. Not more than my little furbaby bunnies, but I love it a lot.


Forget the mere hours spent writing…and add to that...

January 24, 2016


As a freelance editor, and avid reader, I wanted to write a series of articles to help writers hone their craft more effectively. This will be one such post.

At university, one writing mistake I made a few times before learning my lesson—doled out by brilliant red ink—...

October 30, 2015

The jack o’ lantern has been one of the most beloved traditions in North America, found casting its sinister glow across nearly every porch on the night of my favorite holiday, Halloween. Their glowing orange faces greeted me at every house in our neighborhood when I a...

October 2, 2015



As most of you know, on September 17th I made the journey from Ontario to Palm Springs, California to attend the InD’Scribe author and reader conference. This was my first conference ever, and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting all the authors in attendance. What was espec...

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