Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Sylvia Platt

I spent the afternoon relaxing, hanging out with P-Dubs.  We picked out this quote for the week, then sat on the couch and contemplated how it pertained to me and my writing, took several phone calls, and eventually fell asleep for a cozy late winter nap under my warm and fuzzy corduroy throw. Continue reading

Leader of the Free World

NaBloPoMo_2015This was written in response to today’s NaBloPoMo prompt: What did you think was the coolest job in the world when you were younger? Do you still feel that way now?


Did I ever miss the boat when selecting a career; I paid little to no attention to the clues of my childhood.  The likes and dislikes of my childhood were like breadcrumbs left on the path to happiness and I pretty much ignored them throughout my early career leaving things to chance. Continue reading

Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Anne Rice

This is the last Writer’s Quote Wednesday of October, the month which I focused on horror writers.  I started out the month with Stephen King and considered ending it with him as well.  King is after all as quotable as he is prolific.  Since I am giving away a copy of Stephen King’s latest book, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams on October 31st as part of my Facebook promotion (entries accepted through 5 p.m. EST on October 31st) it would’ve been logical to revisit with King.  Yet if Stephen King is to be considered the king of horror, no month devoted to horror writers would be complete without paying homage to the queen of horror, Anne Rice. Continue reading

Writing, Chocolate, Vino and the Blood Moon

This was written in response to Writing 101, Day 11: Writing and not writing.

Writing, Chocolate, Vino and the Blood Moon

An Interview with Lynne Brown from the blog, from the sticks to the bricks and back again

Earlier this week, I sat down with Lynne Brown, a blogger who blogs at from the sticks to the bricks and back again.  Lynne, who is sometimes referred to as sticks, has been blogging for just over two years now.

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Stephen King

Thanks to Colleen over at Silver Threading for facilitating this weekly community event.


As we head into the month of October, my featured author for Writer’s  Quote Wednesday is Stephen King.  King, a prolific American writer of horror has published 54 novels to date.  Information on King can be found on his author’s website and his Wikipedia page. Continue reading

Goals & Objections

goals-2As the first assignment for this month’s Blogging University’s Blogging 201 workshop, we were asked to set three goals.  I did a similar exercise in Blogging 101 last fall and my goals and objections at the time were:

  • write 5 – 7 days per week, whether or not I hit publish or not;
  • publish 75 – 150 posts; and
  • reach 200 WordPress followers.

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Through the Attic Window


This was written in response to Writing 101, Day 4: A story in a single image.

Through the Attic Window

Looking through the attic window reminds me of what I’ve always known but never sought out.  I was never supposed to live a 9 to 5 work a day away type of life.

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