Contest for ENHANCED the sequel to FLYING!

The Advanced Reader Copies of ENHANCED (the sequel to FLYING) are here, in my house. I’m so super excited, but I’m completely alone here right now and there is nobody to celebrate with. This is sad. I refuse to be sad about a solo-celebration, so maybe I can celebrate with all of you guys? And […]

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Growing Up Poor, Breaking Free, Picking Up the Gauntlet with #Rotary

I grew up poor. There’s no getting around that. My mom tried really hard to pretend we weren’t poor. She tried to hide it from everyone, including my much older brother and sister who grew up 15 years earlier than me in a  much nicer working class reality. But when I came around we were […]

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Hate Shouldn’t Surprise Us

It always surprises me when people are still stunned by hate and racism and sexism and ableism and all the other -isms and bigotry out there. I grew up around a lot of hate. My stepdad was called all kinds of racial slurs. Gay relatives hid who they were while others spouted bigotries. One of […]

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I owe everything to J.K. Rowling essentially, and I am thankful for #harrypotter20

J.K. Rowlng made me believe in more than magic. She made me believe in myself and that I could be a writer.   I don’t usually talk much about my past because I prefer not to let the things that happened to me define me. I much prefer to define myself. I’m ornery like that. […]

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Images Influence Writing

I was thinking today (GASP! I know! I think) about how my writing is typically quite visual and how that’s informed by the things I see around me. I was also thinking (TWO TIMES! ONE DAY) about how I miss taking photos. So, I’ve decided to combine those thoughts and start doing posts about the […]

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It’s Newsletter Time and Tips for Getting Published (sort of)

It’s my newsletter! I think…. Here’s a sharable link, too, just in case you are anti-embed codes.  

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What Has Happened to Me?

So, I was looking at my old blogs this morning and I realized that I used to be so much funnier in a happy way. This is not a good thing to realize. Like, look at this blog…. People, I was looking at Cute Overload and there’s thing that’s happening with dogs in wigs. I […]

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