New Year, New Story

Every January since I started running about a decade ago (has it really been that long?! Jeez, no wonder my hip hurts) I’ve celebrated New Year’s Day with a long run. Traditionally, the first song I cue on my playlist is U2’s “New Year’s Day”. (Yes, I’m that dorky. No, it doesn’t bother me anymore.) … Continue reading New Year, New Story

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NaNoWriMo, Indie Style: My Rebel Writing Project for 2017

Heroine vows to undertake a mighty task. Despair and self-doubt gnaw on her, and she loses her nerve. But at the last moment she finds her courage and steps up to the challenge. Plot of my next novel? Not exactly. It's the epic tale of how I came to participate in my first-ever National Novel … Continue reading NaNoWriMo, Indie Style: My Rebel Writing Project for 2017

Recent Reads: “Ancillary Sword” by Ann Leckie

Ancillary Sword lacks some sharpness, but still holds an edge as unique science fiction literature. The story resumes where its predecessor Ancillary Justice left off. Breq, now captain of an imperial ship, embarks on an errand to a neighboring star system where social conflicts simmer. Leckie seems determined to include the panoply of trending laments: colonialism, the plight … Continue reading Recent Reads: “Ancillary Sword” by Ann Leckie

Passion in Publishing: Why I’m #PoweredByIndie

“You’re a published author?” My new acquaintance’s eyes widen in surprise. “Where can I find your books?” “On Amazon,” I explain. “I publish independently.” I watch my companion’s expression for the unmistakable flickers of confusion, disappointment, or even contempt. But only a smile appears. “That’s so cool! What’s it called?” I’ve had this conversation a … Continue reading Passion in Publishing: Why I’m #PoweredByIndie