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

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…  

The Number One, Must-Have Survivalist Tool

I attended a Preparedness & Survival Expo in August.  One excellent speaker, Jay Blevins, who has been featured on National Geographic Channel’s “Doomsday Preppers,” talked about the 6 foundational aspects of prepping. At the top of the survival list? Having the proper mindset. This means having the will to survive, even when things get downright ugly, insecure and… Continue reading The Number One, Must-Have Survivalist Tool

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