Reflecting on two years of being a published writer and of course a Goodreads Giveaway! … More Goodreads Giveaway for Into the Night & Reflections on Two Years Later
Recently, I had the pleasure of writing a guest blog post for my friends at Stillhouse Press, a craft publisher which values working closely with emerging authors and putting out some pretty kick butt books. Called “A Lesson in Tension,” my posts discusses a workshop I took with Leslie Pietrzyk, the author of This Angel on My … More A Lesson In Tension
Saying the term “ship graveyard” conjures images of jagged reefs, pirates, dense fog, and a ghost or two. But what if I said that I found the largest shipwreck site in the Western Hemisphere and it was actually…pleasant. Nice, even. The name Mallow’s Bay makes the place sounds more like it belongs sandwiched between graham … More Mallow’s Bay– Massive Ship Graveyard near D.C.
Like a gunshot under their feet– that’s how many Antarctic explorers like Ernest Shackleton, Robert F. Scott and more describe the explosion of sound from the thick ice cracking beneath them. It was frightening at first, then disquieting, and then finally it just became part of the journey. These men forged tirelessly across miles of … More The Crack of Ice from Below
Yesterday, as is tradition in my family, I rolled up my sleeves and measured, mixed, kneaded (and then punched down!), kneaded and braided my favorite recipe of all time: Swedish Coffee Bread: It’s only my second year making it by myself, and I’m so happy with how it turned out. But as I was hand-folding … More Bread, Tradition & Memory
Okay, so a couple of weeks ago, I made a plug for #ArchivesMonth in my post on defeating writer’s block. Well, yesterday, I took a trip (for a class) to the Library of Congress in D.C. and through some individual research and a meeting or two with amazing librarians, was introduced to the behemoth that … More Discoveries at the Library of Congress, or how I finally got into that gorgeous reading room.
There it is, that blinking line– the cursor flashing black on the white page. You sit and stare, wishing it would go away. No, wishing that it would move on its own to produce line after line of exquisite prose; something reminiscent of Joyce, or Woolf in its complexities and implications. But instead, the line … More On Defeating Writer’s Block
Last night I had the immense pleasure of meeting actor and comedian, Hal Sparks. Most people know him either through his stand-up, or through his appearances on the VH1 series, “I Love the 80s.” I grew to admire him under very different circumstances. I first knew him as Michael Novotny on the five season run … More Stand-up Comedy, Hal Sparks and Storytelling
Have you seen those crazy Vine’s that Audible dubbed #VineThatLine? Two of my favorites are rapper, Ice T’s version with some very necessary swearing, and Joy Smith & Amil Dave’s Morse code version. So if you haven’t stumbled on this on Twitter, or if you have never made it to the Vine corner of the internet … More #VineThatLine is awesome
In keeping with my dancing celebration gifs, here’s a snazzy one from Harry Potter. I think it captures my excitement over my impending 5/19 cover reveal for Into the Night. Get jiggy with it, Dumbledore.