Books are magic, and writers are wizards, and some spells do their work over time, space, and inside readers’ beings. None of this is easily or tritely quantifiable.Read More The Time It Takes
After realizing how little I’ve used this space the last two years, I tried squirreling out of more blog posts with a Twitter poll. Alas, the results were not in favor of me remaining quiet. I’ll be posting monthly again, starting next week, and I’d really like to know from readers what you’re interested in […]Read More Y’all Asked For It
It’s emotionally risky, this writing business, so please respect your time, protect your energy, and cherish those CPs you hope to keep.Read More Critique Partner Horror Stories: Red Flags & Relationship Ruins
Thank you, Tribe. I am so grateful for Tribe Con and to every one involved for sharing your stories (and smiles and tears and chocolate) with me.Read More Another Kind of Conference
When I get stuck on a writing project, it feels exactly like driving through fog—I can’t see far enough ahead to feel comfortable where I am, the clear road behind is as shrouded as the way forward, and there’s no telling when some swift insight will blow through so I can go back to “normal.”Read More Four Ways to Write Through the Fog #AuthorToolboxBlogHop
Who knows the right way to grieve, to honor the passing of another’s life, to channel and heal the hurricane of emotions? Oh yeah? You all know how? And your way works for everyone? Every time? Thanks, Dude. I can always count on you for support at least. I don’t know the right way for […]Read More The Right Way to Grieve a Human Being?
I was Robert Cook’s first wife and the mother of his first child. When I met Robert, I was young, vulnerable, and eager to belong. I was swept away by his confidence, his talent, and his potential. When his abuse began in earnest, it crippled me–mind, body, and soul– and I am lucky I escaped […]Read More Grieving My Abuser