What Seeds May Lie in Dreams: An Interview

In this interview, I talked with Sandra R. Campbell, author of The Butterfly Harvest and Dark Migration, about her just-released novel, The Dead Days Journal. Prepare to enter a radically-upended world… (Excerpt included at the end) How would you describe The Dead Days Journal?  The Dead Days is tragic tale of fear, family and love: a… Continue reading What Seeds May Lie in Dreams: An Interview

Author Takes on Alzheimer’s Disease in Debut Novel

I introduce to you Ellen Smith, debut author of Reluctant Cassandra. I had the opportunity for an advance read, and it is an intriguing story (and includes a cute dog!) that I thoroughly enjoyed. Ellen takes on big issues, drilling down to what they mean on a very personal level. Here’s more: What is Reluctant Cassandra… Continue reading Author Takes on Alzheimer’s Disease in Debut Novel

WIP Blog Tour

1) What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person? Naomi is a fictional character going through the motions of living her life, when the collective life everyone has known disappears over the course of a few days. 2) When and where is the story set? The story is set… Continue reading WIP Blog Tour

Failure of Imagination

  As part of my research for a book I’m writing, I am reading “The Great Deluge,” by Douglas Brinkley. I’ve actually been reading this book for some time, taking it in small bites for a multitude of reasons. One of those reasons is that it will serve as material for just a section of… Continue reading Failure of Imagination

Two Weeks to Rites – update

A quick announcement: The latest chapter of Two Weeks to Rites has been posted at http://waterfrontwriters.com/. Also, the “Read to Win” Contest is in full-swing… if you’ve been keeping up with the web series, be sure to enter! The clock is ticking…  

Two Weeks to Rites: Story Origins

Writers are often asked where they get their ideas. Actually, no one has ever asked me that – but I’ve had many very nice offers to write various individuals’ stories because their lives have been so interesting. I aspire to be the person who tells a writer that I’m so interesting, my life absolutely must be written about.… Continue reading Two Weeks to Rites: Story Origins

Reading Nook

Early Eclectic Reading Nook

Who knew a simple reading nook could be such a draw to a diverse range of ages and interests? I created a little reading nook for myself in my postage stamp-sized living room. It’s where my big TV used to sit, the focal point of the living room. When I canceled cable in hopes of… Continue reading Reading Nook

Bookshelf Bonanza

I love visiting a Facebook site called “No, I do NOT have too many books!” Featured are dream photos that any book lover would enjoy: books stacked, arranged and otherwise stuffed in ways that span the spectrum of book storage. Some photos show the simply utilitarian method, shelves stocked, every last inch of space taken with… Continue reading Bookshelf Bonanza