It’s the end of the year, soon to be the beginning of a new one, and we’re all getting ready to drink champagne, eat Chex mix by the handful, and stay up to half an hour past our bedtime for the midnight cheering. Sitting there, musing to yourself, you might begin to think of all… Continue reading 5 Baffling Things People Do At New Years
I’m one of those people who prepares for a flight like I’m getting ready for a weather emergency. Do I have water? At least one meal? Shoes that I can run in? Okay, I’m ready. In my teens I was once stuck on a train for fourteen hours, traveling up through Kyushu and Honshu to… Continue reading Airline Travel: Like Survivor, But More Stylish
Mailing lists are one of those author “musts.” If you’re an author, I hope I’m not the first to tell you this; if you’re not an author, welcome to the secret society. Because if you know one thing about the writing world, you should know we love mailing lists. Man, I should not be writing… Continue reading Hear Ye, Hear Ye: The Importance of Newsletters
Christmas is one of those days that echos, haunted by its past selves. The good, the bad, the fun, the lonely, they hover over our shoulders, taking notes. This is my third Christmas away from my family in Ohio. The first was spent in Japan. I was supposed to have a date Christmas day, but… Continue reading Ghosts of Christmases Past and Present
In a post late this November, I mentioned how I was finished writing my Saint Flaherty series. That’s my psychological suspense literary novels, for those who don’t know, and at the time of that post, I’d just written the final words of the third and final book. Not only that, I mentioned how I was done with… Continue reading The Process of Writing: It’s Kind of Addictive
Three years ago, I was preparing for a similar trip to the one I’m making today: flying to Scotland to visit Husband’s family for Christmas. The first time I did this, of course, he was not yet Husband, he was The Last Boyfriend, and we were both living and teaching in Japan. For our first… Continue reading I’m Going On a (Christmas) Adventure!
This website is under construction today! You may not notice anything, or you might find things rapidly changing while you are here. If something fails to load, please click refresh, it’ll probably work in a moment. Construction’s all finished! If I tweak anything else, it won’t be big. Hope you like the new layout as… Continue reading Under Construction!