Is it Time to Pivot?
As I write this, the world is dealing with a global pandemic. I work as a consultant to writers all over the planet and I’ve heard the same stories from folks all over the world. We joke about toilet paper. We end every meeting with, “stay safe.” For some, life is business as usual…but those…
How I Got the Idea to Write Dominion
The very first inspiration I had for Dominion of Darkness came during a Medieval Fair held at Santa Clara University. I was on top of a building hanging a banner over the side when I looked down at the colors and pageantry. Music and bustling people created such a stunning scene, I knew I needed…
Sisterhood Has a New Look
I’m excited to share the new cover! I didn’t hate the old one, but certain important marketing venues did. You see, there was smoke coming out of Dana’s pretty gun which was deemed as encouraging gun violence. As a result, about the only way anyone was going to find Sisterhood was if someone recommended it….
Acquaintance or Friend: How well do you know your character?
Today I have something special for you — a guest blog by Rhay Christou. A word of introduction is necessary. Some of you know that I teach at Lawson Writers Academy. Rhay is one of my fellow teachers. She wrote this to share, and graciously allowed me to reprint it here. This is a powerful…
My New Reading Haven
I was walking through the hardware store when I saw it: the chair. It wasn’t just any chair, though. This was a tomato red egg chair. To my credit, I walked away. I walked away the next two times I saw it, too. But it kept popping into my head. My daughter loves to curl…
Backlit Colemak Keyboard!
My adventures in searching for the perfect Colemak keyboard.
Let’s Change the World
2019 is about to rush onto the stage as 2018 slinks off in embarrassment. The world isn’t the best place to live right now. Has anyone else noticed? People are at each others throats over politics, religion…just about everything. Seems to me, we’ve got a lot of nervous energy being directed at anyone who looks…
Why I Love Inbox Zero
Inbox Zero is attainable! Here’s how to quickly get to the bottom of the virtual pile.
What’s Wrong with American Democracy
Right now, do an exercise: Pick one hot topic that you feel strongly about. Pick something you feel so strongly about that you are willing to fight for it. Now, describe someone who holds the opposing view. Did you come up with words like stupid or idiot? How about the more intellectually appropriate word: uninformed?…