We’re Halfway Through Summer….What Are You Reading??

Reading is usually my "go to" summer activity. In fact, I can usually get four or five novels in before the school bell rings again in September. But with my "little" writing activity (did I mention I am working on a novel??), my reading time has been seriously cut short. I recently finished a book …

Good Grief (and Chapter 1 again!)

My novel is coming along nicely... My novel is coming along nicely... My novel is coming along nicely... OK, if I keep saying those exact words to myself over and over, I might actually believe them! In reality, I would say my novel is between 85% and 90% complete. And by complete, I mean that …

The Best Book I Didn’t Read This Year

It goes without saying that I love books. I like the way they look, the way they feel in my hands, even the way they smell. (I'm still waiting for someone to develop a Barnes & Noble air freshener!) Reading books helps me escape my world, envision new places, and transform into other people. I …

Telling My Story

Trying to write a novel is daunting enough. Declaring to the world that one is writing a novel is a type¬†of social servitude. I am now committed to writing the damn thing. But the real problem at this point is....telling my story. Here's my dilemma: I have something to say, and I believe that I …

My Side of the Bed: Chapter 1

Below is a sneak peek of Chapter 1 (UPDATED) of my novel My Side of the Bed (unpublished). All rights reserved Feel free to comment and let me know what you think! The Day I Left I left my family on a Tuesday afternoon in June. I did not mean to leave. It just happened. …