Dispelling a few myths

As a writer, I spend much of my time creating fake worlds, fake people, and fake situations and making them look real. Out there in the real world, there’s more than one myth about what I do, and today, I want to take a few minutes to dispel a few of them. Writers make a lot of money. Yes, Stephen […]

Book vs. movie (or TV show)

A lot of books are made into movies – sometimes they’re made into two or three movies, even. And lately, the new thing is to make them into TV shows (Stephen King’s Under the Dome, anyone?) I have watched several movies made from books I’ve read, and I always find it fascinating to note the differences between the two. Sometimes […]

My thumb and its issues

As I mentioned yesterday, I saw my doctor and spoke with her regarding my thumb and the strange things it does these days. I had an X-ray back in November that didn’t show anything. It ruled out the most obvious suspects, such as arthritis and carpal tunnel. When I explained the most recent symptoms, she suggested it may be a […]

I'm not lazy, I promise!

It’s been nearly a full two weeks since I last posted, but it’s not because I’ve forgotten or been lazy. I’ve been hard at work on a new story, doing the final edits on Ripped Away, and doing other things that need to be done. I’ve also been dealing with some pain. About 3 years ago, I think I dislocated […]

Schick Hydro Silk Razor Review

Schick Hydro Silk Razor As a single, work from home, homeschooling mother, my time is precious – as it is for most. So I don’t have a ton of time to stand in the shower, gliding a razor over my legs for an hour to make sure I get every last stray hair. I just don’t have that kind of […]

Who has the real rights here?

I came across this news story this morning. A woman facing financial difficulties decided to become a surrogate for a couple, and when it was discovered that the baby had several birth defects, the couple wanted her to abort. Rather than doing as they wished, she instead moved to another state, where she would be considered the baby’s mother, gave […]

Read an Ebook Week on Smashwords

I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for a good book to read. And being able to find one that I can read on my Kindle is really awesome. Although I still love the feel of a physical book, my Kindle allows me to read a book of any size, and take several with me when I’m out […]


I have finished editing Ripped Away! Thursday afternoon, I finally finished. As much as I love writing, I do hate editing. It’s always a huge relief when I finish and can pass it along to my editor/test reader, who can tell me if I missed anything or if there are any major things that I overlooked that needs to be […]