29 Oct, 2019

Where the Train No Longer Runs: A Flash Fiction Ghost Story

2019-10-29T18:35:57+00:00October 29th, 2019|

Ashley Pemberly stood at the door looking barely a day older than the day Sarah Goodsen watched her descend the front stairs and walk out of her life for good. That was twenty years ago, but there had rarely been [...]

1 Oct, 2019

Writing About Existential Questions and Radical Hope

2019-10-01T21:44:34+00:00October 1st, 2019|

Writing books is always thought provoking. The human condition does not easily lend itself to words. I have been missing in action. MIA. Sidelined by research, writing, and editing. Novel #2—the first in a trilogy—is done for now. A speculative [...]

28 Aug, 2018

5 Reasons We Tell Stories

2018-08-28T20:00:49+00:00August 28th, 2018|

We tell ourselves stories in order to live.--Joan Didion Stories. It has now been a couple of months since Entangled Moon was published. Between marketing, attending writing conferences, working on my second book(s), and enjoying summer activities with family and [...]

12 May, 2018

Lavender Adventures on my Mind

2018-05-12T21:53:08+00:00May 12th, 2018|

Lavender evokes a million emotions. It is not just the senses of sight, smell, touch, and taste. Once you have experienced a warm day, the scent of blooming lavender floating on a soft breeze, and the gentle buzzzz of bees [...]

5 Apr, 2018


2018-04-05T00:48:36+00:00April 5th, 2018|

Girl hitches a pin to the torn and tattered frock surrendered to dance upon a dry fall breeze. She tenders the clothesline across the yard filled with the rusting cadavers of a decade. A toaster from her mother's marriage lays [...]

14 Mar, 2018

Words, Wine, and Spirits in the Hills

2018-03-14T18:23:12+00:00March 14th, 2018|

Of Words and Wine at Messina Hof, Texas Hill Wine Country Wine does more than nourish the body. There are some who would say it does the exact opposite but I have always believed that whatever benefits the [...]

5 Nov, 2017

The Power of Truth Empowers Us All

2018-02-27T18:43:05+00:00November 5th, 2017|

The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. - Carlos Santana In preparation for NaNoWriMo 2017 (National and International Novel Writing Month), I made the declaration that I would not put a single drop of alcohol to [...]

1 Nov, 2017

Embracing the Ebb & Caring for the Soul

2018-02-03T02:19:07+00:00November 1st, 2017|

The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter, and the spirit heals with joy. ~ Proverb This has been a hard year. In the midst of so much sorrow, I watched as some profited from others' misfortunes. There [...]

31 May, 2017

Today, I Am Crazy

2018-02-03T02:19:27+00:00May 31st, 2017|

When little things feel big, it's time to stop and reflect about those things that really matter.

28 May, 2017

Life in Texas …

2018-02-03T02:19:47+00:00May 28th, 2017|

... or is it just for the moment? Yesterday, someone asked me where I am from. I struggled with the question and more with the answer. It turns out it's not as easy as it sounds. Well where were you [...]

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