Fairy tales like drama, specifically uncertainty. They fixate on main characters who often are in situations most of us would consider cruel and unusual and then give them over to situations that sound better, but just as unsure. Why are they okay with this and more importantly, why are we? Last weekend I saw Ralph … Continue reading Fairy tale Endings and a Passel of Princesses
So, I finally did it. I’ve joined Twitter. I resisted for a long time because deep down I don’t really enjoy social media. Oh, there are bright spots—those rare days when I get real comments from other bloggers and readers—but mostly, I consider it a chore. It’s something I do for my career, like peeling, … Continue reading The Goldilocks Problem
There's still four weeks for anyone to participate in OOO October's Outta the Drawer Originals and I really hope you guys will help it catch on! This week I have a double post because I was lucky enough to be tagged by Ari Meghlen for a Writer's Tag, created by Ari and Lorraine Ambers. Thanks … Continue reading Writer’s Tag and I’m it!
First, I would like to thank The Cozied Reader, for nominating me (and saving me from a blank page this week!) Check out her blog, a great place for readers, writers and everyone in between who like their reviews frank and funny. Thanks again! Here we go: This award was created by Okoto Enigma. The … Continue reading Mystery Blogger Award
DREAMS Friday night’s dream, on Saturday told, Is sure to come true, be it never so old. -Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme My Friday night dream for some time now has been to be a published author. Today that became a reality. By the end of the day my book, A Smuggler's Path, will be … Continue reading Book Release Day and Mother Goose
Most fairy tales have a common event. The wait. It's when everything has already happened, but the ending has yet to arrive. It's that period before the resolution. The shoe fits. The poisoned apple is dislodged. A kiss awakens a long-sleeping princess. The woodcutter splits open the wolf's stomach. But before that, it's the wait. … Continue reading Waiting with the Fairies
In a few days, my first book is being released. I am both excited and exhausted. For those of you who have gone through this process, you know what I mean. I'm at that nit-picky stage where a missing punctuation mark feels like a cosmic calamity. Today I discovered that multiple corrections to my cover … Continue reading Joys and Sorrows of a Indie Newbie
Exciting news FF readers! After years of writing (and rewriting and rewriting and rewriting…did I mention rewriting?) I finally have a publication date for my first novel, A Smuggler’s Path. It’s available for pre-order through Barnes & Noble Digital, iBooks, Kobo & Kobo Plus, tolino, Scribd and 24symbols right now. https://www.books2read.com/A-Smugglers-Path A Smuggler's Path will … Continue reading A Smuggler’s Path – Available July 24th!
I hope you’re all as excited as I am to start the ball rolling on the FTBC. There is still one more week before I open the forum to comments about The Goose Girl. As an added bonus for our inaugural club “meeting”, anyone who posts a comment will automatically be entered in the random … Continue reading Fairy Tale Book Club (FTBC) update
As a young girl, I wanted to be a witch. They were mystical and wise. People came to them for help. Most importantly, witches had magic. They could conjure spells, brew potions, and divine the future. In short, they effected real change with power, knowledge and will. Who wants to be a princess when that's … Continue reading The Witch