Page Turner

Originally posted on Elan Mudrow:
Breaking Confinement   Ask a poet for a page turner, She’ll offer you a page That can’t be turned   We tend to view life as  linear , as a series of events. Like art, it has depth. ? Your happiness is a craft that travels within no time restriction.…

A Bit of Tradition

Each year the holidays are filled with nostalgia for me. Much of my family are gone, so when my brother visits, it’s cherished time. Decorating with her handmade Raggedy Ann and several eras of my mums handcrafted egg ornaments adds to the fun traditions. The darkest day has passed and Winter Solstice marks the return of light. Best of…

Book III – I Can See the Light

Quite often finishing the draft of a book feels like coming out of a tunnel for me. The spectacular sunset on the mountain out my window yesterday evening came through my former story fog with crisp clarity. I haven’t fully seen the beauty outside of Miss Livingstone’s world for over a month.  I write my drafts…

Woot! Beta Delivered- Miss Livingstone

Time to celebrate! At long last the Beta version of The Unwitting Journeys of the Witty Miss Livingstone, Book II: Memory Key has been sent out to readers. While it’s out, I’ll do my own read-through of the manuscript, trying to see the arc of the storyline as a reader instead of a writer. The story…

I Will Never Forget

Originally posted on sheri j kennedy ~ Riverside:
For those of you outside of the US, this day may be just like any other, but for me September 11th is always momentous. On this day in 2001, I was up extra early and caught the news after the first plane had hit the World Trade Center. I saw…

Getaway

Sometimes a writer just needs a getaway to bring the story back into focus…A few of my photos from last weekend’s WA coast trip – Ruby Beach

Cat’s Got Class

I took an online course today from Cat Rambo on Description and Delivering Information. My favorite tip was: Always choose to describe what’s distinct for that moment in time. That ignites my imagination to see every level of what’s happening in my scene: physical setting, feelings, filters, predicaments, other characters, reactions. I think it will allow me to…

Coming Soon…Can I Sleep First?

Yup, I was down to the wire, but met my Camp NaNoWriMo goal again in July. 3630 more minutes on Book II of The Unwitting Journeys of the Witty Miss Livingstone. I’m working hard to get it out to you this Fall! …but now it’s Nighty-night time. Zzzzzz

A Writer’s Life

A Writer’s Life…is awesome! I wouldn’t trade it for — almost anything. And yes, this is a sneak peek at a pivotal moment in The Unwitting Journeys of the Witty Miss Livingstone, Book II: Memory Key.

A Mad Dash

Here’s a snippet of the Beta version – Chapter 6 In Which Miss Livingstone Doesn’t See What’s Coming to Her…

“That was a sudden departure, Caprice,” Mr. Scott called as he offered his arm and glanced after the girl and her brother.

“Mr. Scott, please!” I looked up and down to see if anyone had observed his over-familiarity — most especially Abigale. But she was still busy marching off. Master Henry turned his head and shot me one more crooked grin.

Super Excited about CapitalIndieBookCon2

I’ll be at CapitalIndieBookCon2 this Saturday, May 13th at Olympia Center along with my Author-friends in FVP Books and a ton of other Indie Authors from around the Pacific NW! This event was fun last year and there’s a huge variety of great books to pick up and have signed when you meet the authors. Love to read? Come on down… 11am-6pm, FREE admission too!

A Couple Key quotes- Miss Livingstone Book I

“The journey for knowledge and the experience of the heart is a path worth pursuing, my dear. All the mechanisms in the world can’t replace what you know and feel.” -Father

“So many thinking people are taken with mere mechanism and dry observation. I would be ever grateful that he brought me to be with him in the West — for education, and affection.” -Miss Livingstone