Book Launch & Badges

Someone propped open double glass doors and a registration table greeted us inside the auditorium. Sign-in sheet, name tags, brochure, and bulletins with a space for notes. I scanned the room for familiar faces, waved at a few folks I knew, and found a round table with my critique group peeps. White table cloth, Christmas-green…

Kindness Anthology

#KindnessMatters #kindness #stranded Does anyone dislike kindness? It’s a virtue—some call it “considerate” and others call it being “nice” when you think of others and their needs. The Kindness anthology book launch is on December 8th! My story, Stranded, depicts a young twenty-something woman stranded at an oversees’ airport. In the 1980s, payphones were the…

New Anthology Excitement

#Anthology #amwriting #shortstories Grace Publishing shipped me a sweet and anticipated cardboard treasure box which arrived today. It contained not gold and precious gems, but books, with one of my stories printed on page 63—Soles, in the Short and Sweet goes fourth anthology. Words from my fictionalized non-fiction story dripped through my fingers—hot sun, cold…

Non-Mundane Story

I’m elated for my short story in Short and Sweet Goes Fourth going to print in August. The reactions and comments from readers satisfy my heart. The setting is during a lunchtime break at a building project in Mexico. In the midst of that ordinary day, something unexpected is discovered and spins the mundane into…

Accepted

My excitement hasn’t diminished with the acceptance of one of my short stories for publication. It’s still unexpected when an editor enjoys my quirky tales. I like this kind of surprise—like opening Christmas gifts. This story will be published in an anthology titled, Kindness. It fits into the, “You reap what you sow” or the,…

Tech Fears Conquered

Overcoming Tech Fears: A Personal Voyage of Discovery, Part 2 Part two of my guest blog post regarding our fears of creation and administration of our own websites. We write stories, but can we learn the tech world, too? If I can, anyone can. WordPress is easy to use for beginners, but it was still…

Tech Fears

Overcoming Tech Fears: A Personal Voyage of Discovery My recent, two part, guest blog post encourages writers to explore the tech world, social media, and create their own websites. As a muralist, computers intimidated me. I understand the scariness of a machine. Now, I’m surprised that I daily use my laptop and phone. I even…

Consent For Publication

June was a very good month. Some of my short stories were accepted by various publishers. I’m humbled when someone else finds the subject of my story as fascinating as I do. Within the next few months, be on the lookout for the anthology title and a Link posted on my Published Page. The desired…

Book Launch!

Another short story published in an Inspire #Anthology is humbling. I enjoy friendship with some of the people in the group, and being a part of this book with talented writers in the region. Message to “future” writers—grab courage, override your shaking hands and knocking knees to join a writer’s society, a critique group…then go…

“Short and Sweet Too”

Announcing the publication of my very short—275 single-syllable word story, Sword of Truth, in Grace Publishing’s Short and Sweet Too anthology released TODAY. I am thankful for my editors!