Monday, October 12, 2020

2020 NaNoWriMO!

 Watch for me in NANO this year. I'll be working on a youth novel called "The Dreamcatcher."It follows a young boy who discovers he can enter other peoples' dreams and fight off the Nightmare. Though he feels invincible in the dream world, what he doesn't know, is that he can bring dangerous things into the real world. He must turn to ancestors (both sane and insane) and friends to put things right and save the sanity of his friend's little sister.


 Sorry I haven't blogged in so long. I've (kind of) been on sabbatical for ages. A lot has happened in my personal life that threw me off kilter, including open heart surgery, a sudden move from Texas to Arkansas, a flood resulting in in-laws living with us and the pandemic! That's probably enough to throw anyone into a spin!

I think I'm finally coming out of my writing funk, so I made my blog page my home page to remind me to keep everyone updated. I'm currently stewing up a (hopefully) scary story for Halloween. When I finish it and get it critiqued by most patient writing group, I'll revise it according to comments and post it for you.

Monday, August 29, 2016

The Snow Dragon is Now on Amazon

The Kindle version of The Snow Dragon is now available on Amazon. I am organizing the second and third books of the series. I completed the second book, but as I got into the third one, I realized I needed to edit the second one to fit into the series better. So, it may take a while for me to get that done.

The Snow Dragon is Now on Amazon

The Kindle version of The Snow Dragon is now available on Amazon. The paperback should be ready by the end of September, provided the latest proof, which should arrive next week, is good. I am starting to organize for the third book of the series, Mentor's Mind, while I edit the second book, Guardian's Challenge.

After that, my plans are to develop a youth steampunk mystery series, The Perplexities of Prentice Peyton. I have not forgotten the editing tips, just been a little busy. Look for those coming soon.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Coming: Blog Posts on Editing Your Own Manuscript

I'm working on a series about editing your own manuscript. It will include aspects of the difference between editing and rewriting; pitfalls in tense and POV; mechanics; and continuity. It will also cover the why's and why nots of editing your own work.

I will be calling on my experience as an Associate Editor for for the past three and a half  years. I hope to launch it starting next Monday. Once it's completed, I plan to publish it in ebook format. It should turn out to be a helpful handbook to use in your editing process. I look forward to your feedback.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

My Newly Created Website is Live

My new site is up at! Go take a look and let me know what you think—especially if there are any broken links, typos, misplaced items, or if I just plain made a mess of it. It's the first site I've designed with Dreamweaver. Nothing fancy, but hopefully accessible and useful.

Friday, June 17, 2016

New Web Site Coming!

Working on rebuilding my web site and learning Dreamweaver at the same time! Watch for an update when it goes live!