Aug 18

August 18, 2014



The past week was interesting to say the least. On the homefront. -My niece had baby. -Daughter number one celebrated her twenty-fifth birthday. We wore masks and ate cupcakes. -We got my youngest settled into her dorm and ready for her freshman year of college. I ate the best guacamole of my life at the Avenue Pub in Tuscaloosa. On the life front. -Got my hair colored and eyebrows waxed. This is a highlight because I always feel ten years…

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Aug 5

August 5, 2014

more pretty sky


First watch this. What do you do when your favorite book ever is made into a TV series? You stalk social media sites to glean any bit of information about character casting. Watch any and all Youtube videos that relate in any manner. You stay up and watch the midnight premiere. You watch it again the next morning. A day later you enlist your techie daughter’s help so you can watch it on a big screen and force your significant…

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Jul 17

July 17, 2014



People may love it. People may hate it. They may fall somewhere in between. It doesn’t matter. I wrote another book. This is the point where I pat myself on the back. I’ve posted this before, but this is the final high resolution cover for Waterdreamer. Final stats: 99,880 words. 287 pages. 25 chapters. If you’d like a sneak peek, you can read an excerpt here.  And that blurb, GAH! Working on it. Now, the waiting begins. Waiting to get…

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Jul 9

July 9, 2014


Covers and Turkey Sandwiches

   Waterdreamer. 96, 515 words. 280 pages. 24 chapters. Shiny new cover. Yay! Throws confetti. Drinks a bottle of wine. Cover. I really struggled with this, because I wanted a girl on the cover. Didn’t work out. My fault. I have a clear picture in my head of how my characters look, in this case Caris, and wasn’t happy with any of the images. So, we have an object as the focal, and I like it. It’s relevant to the plot,…

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Jun 11

June 11, 2014


That Feeling

That feeling you get when you walk into the house for the first time after the cleaning ladies have cleaned, and everything smells so fresh and… clean. That feeling you get when a character finally decides to open up and tell you what he really wants. That feeling you get when you sit down to a plate of tater tots. That feeling you get when you’ve completed the fourth and final round of this: 500m row 20 shoulder to overhead…

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