I’m Glad We Have Each Other

It’s been a bit tough to post lately. There’s been so much uncertainty here in my home state of Washington, and when we went on lockdown with nearly everything closed, it was as if a weight hung over my head. But things are looking up a bit, and we’re adjusting to our ‘new normal’. And…

A Little Drama

I took time out from editing to attend ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ at our local theatre Valley Center Stage .  I’m always amazed at the imaginative sets and acting talent that come through this theatre. This near life-sized train engine wall mural, with actual lights embedded, greeted patrons as we entered, setting the stage…

A Glowing Opportunity

Mt. Si glowed gorgeously out my window all day today, matching my mood. I’ve been a bit down about the delays on Book III’s final edit. Though I’m determined and marching forward to complete and publish it as soon as it’s brilliant – or at least up to Miss Livingstone’s particular standards. But today I…

The Mermaid and the Bear – Book Review

I don’t often review books on Miss LiV Adventures, but The Mermaid and the Bear, by Ailish Sinclair, may be of interest to many of my readers due to its genre and style. I’ve also enjoyed following this author’s blog, ailishsinclair.com and you may too! REVIEW: I teetered between 4 and 5 stars, but decided…

Time and Time Again

It’s possible that it’s completely appropriate to be writing Book III of Miss Liv Adventures time travel series yet again. 🙂  Still aiming to publish by the end of the year. Wish me luck and safe NaNo travels!

A Fun and Successful Summer Camp

I’m a big participator in NaNoWriMo events. Even as a more seasoned writer I find the challenges and group support a great motivator to keep moving ahead. This July I completed my 60 hour editing goal on Book III of Miss LiV Adventures. Still working hard to perfect that twisty time travel plot and make…

I’ve Got my Towel…Time to Travel!

  I can’t wait to arrive at Norwescon! Come on down to Seatac DoubleTree and join the fun! I’ve got my new steampunk trope Octopus towel at the ready for this year’s theme, and a table lined up to share with my esteemed colleagues Rachel Barnard, Sheri J Kennedy and Victoria Bastedo on Writer’s Row….

Miss Livingstone in gif

Describe your main character in 3 words and a gif is the challenge. I came upon it through my friend Tam Borgia and her NaNoWriMo blog. So of course we must do this for Miss Livingstone! Impetuous, Passionate, Witty. Since Impetuous came to mind first, that’s what I went with to find a meme…and then I…

Ninny Rhino Achieved! Camp NaNo Challenge Accepted!

In the month of March I took up D. Wallace Peach’s Ninny Rhino challenge – mostly because I wanted the awesome Rhino Badge, but also because I needed to get back on track with disciplined writing sessions and immerse myself in Miss Livingstone’s twisty time travel plot until I solved the remaining plot knots. It…

On the Road Again

I promise I’m working hard on completing Book III for release, but it’s been great to be out the last 3 weekends meeting readers and finding new inspiration at book booths with NiWA and my friends at Clockwork Dragon. Here’s a photo from the So NW Women’s Show in Tacoma. Next stop, Norwescon at the…

NIWA Book Booth

It was such fun selling books with NIWA (Northwest Independent Writers Association) this past weekend at the Tacoma Home & Garden show. It may seem an odd place to sell books, but we were very well received. The crowd was eclectic and interested in some of everything – which is exactly what we had to offer. It’s…