The Only Thing That Stays The Same Is Change*

Though I blog every second Tuesday over at Women & Words, I rarely write a personal blog. I’m not sure why. I think part of it has to do with the fact that I really don’t have that much to say (despite all evidence to the contrary). I think, too, I don’t have much [...]

By |September 21st, 2015|General|0 Comments

All We Lack (Sample)

So this is how it ends.

That was the totality of Maggie Anthony’s thoughts as the fifty-passenger express bus swerved, fishtailed, and then began what felt like an almost painfully slow series of barrel rolls down the steep embankment. She took a deep breath and gripped the armrests on either side of her seat. The [...]

A Cup of Chai

I was recently honored to join a very talented group of fellow Kansas City writers on ARTSPEAK RADIO's  Valentine's Day show:  Mi Amor-Love Stories (Or Not). Over the course of 90 minutes, we each shared stories (real or, in my case, imagined) about love ... or not. What follows is my short story contribution [...]

By |February 12th, 2015|General|0 Comments

The Addendum

Editor’s Note

When I was approached to edit The Addendum, I was more than a little concerned about what I might be getting myself into. My reaction was much like that of Sarah Sheppard’s. I was skeptical that what I was being asked to do was one big joke. But as I read The Addendum [...]

All We Lack (Sneak Peek)

Prologue
Maggie
So this is how it ends.

That was the totality of Maggie Anthony’s thoughts as the fifty-passenger express bus swerved, fishtailed, and then began what felt like an almost painfully slow series of barrel rolls down the steep embankment. She took a deep breath and gripped the armrests on either side of her seat. The [...]

“Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?” or “Exploring the Commonalities of Religious Belief in the Novel NUDGE”

I recently had the opportunity to do a presentation on my most recent novel, NUDGE, at the New Smyrna Beach Book Festival in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Let me begin by saying that I could not have had a better time. My thanks to R.E. Bradshaw for mentioning me to the organizers, to Sandra, [...]

By |October 9th, 2014|General|0 Comments

My Contribution to the 2014 Meet My Character Blog Tour

A couple of weeks ago I got an email from my good friend and Bedazzled Ink colleague, Jeanne Barrett Magill, to participate in the great 2014 Meet My Character Blog Tour. Of course, I jumped at the chance.

For those of you who may not be familiar with Barrett’s work, you should definitely check it [...]

Tag, I’m It …

So ... there is this "blog tour" game going around the Internet (#Mywritingprocess). The way it works is that authors blog about their writing process and then tag someone else to do the same. I was tagged by two of my favorite people, Baxter Trautman and Marianne K. Martin. (In full disclosure, Baxter asked [...]

Nudge (Sneak Peek)

Prologue
Sarah sat in the high, uncomfortable chair and squinted up into the powerful lights that hung overhead. It seemed unreal that after so many months of scheming, planning, and anguish, she was finally here. Perspiration ran in rivulets down her back and sides, causing her blouse to cling to her skin. She had opted [...]

The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

In honor of my first-ever appearance on The Liz McMullen Show and our conversation about women's gender roles in the first part of the 20th Century (you can listen to the podcast HERE) I've decided to dedicate this month's blog to discussing how changing gender expectations in the 1920s, 30s and 40s informed and [...]

By |September 28th, 2013|General|0 Comments
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