Already Amazed

I’m Already Amazed at how much work I have to do on Miss LiV Adventures, Book II this month. I’ve signed up for 75 hours of editing as my goal for Camp NaNoWriMo, and I’m also taking the A to Z Blogging Challenge to post each day this month for you here on the blog….

Conflicting Ideas

In a mere 15 minutes things went from a normal drive home to near chaos. Not much fun when commuting, but absolutely critical when writing. Creating conflict – putting your characters in peril or moral dilemmas or perhaps threatening their relationships – is key to keeping pages turning. Miss Livingstone’s story has been entertaining to me…

Tasty Tunes & All That Jazz

Emmet Cohen Trio’s stop in Snoqualmie Valley (North Bend) last week was a real treat. They brought some 1919 ragtime jazz in with modern phrasing and complex innovation. (Perhaps like Miss Livingstone showed up from 1910 Snoqualmie and walked into Piccola Cellars to sit at my table and jive with me that night!) Add to that, playful humor and…

I’ve Got a Brand New Pair of Rollerskates

Well, alright, so they were brand new around 1905 or so. My character Miss Livingstone undoubtedly would have tried these if she could get her hands…or feet…on some. First thing I wondered is, ‘Where the heck are the brakes?” But I would have tried them too. Researching characters is such fun. You never know what…

Mt. Si – The Perfect Backdrop

Mt. Si is the perfect backdrop for a story. Its many moods and ever-changing beauty can be counted on to inspire the writer and readers. And if a reader happens to be in the area, it would be an amazing daytrip to visit Mt. Si and the other places in Snoqualmie Valley that appear in the Miss…

How Amazing to be There!

Another tidbit from researching Miss Livingstone’s fictional life was an event I would have loved to have seen. An outdoor Houdini stunt in her home town. She would have been 21 in 1908, and living in Boston as an adventurous gal, I’m sure she would’ve gone to see Houdini jump from the Harvard Bridge into the Charles River to make his…

Rather Odd

  I had so much fun at this event in June, that I’ve joined another Indie Authors booth at OddMall Holiday Event this weekend. I’m a lover of art as well as literature, and if you are too, then don’t miss this exhibition and sale of unique and excellent wares. It’s at Everett Community College…

In the Same Week-Way Back Wednesday

In the same week that Book I: Journey Key happens, the Boston Marathon was won by a Nova Scotian. Miss Livingstone was from Boston and had settled in the west, in the small but valued Washington town of Snoqualmie. It’s remarkable how the two coasts contrasted in infrastructure. It would have been difficult for her. And…

Whoo hoo! First Amazon Review!

The first review is up for The Unwitting Journeys of the Witty Miss Livingstone: Journey Key…And it was 5 stars too! Let the celebration begin! And in regards to the wait…sorry about that. I’m writing and editing as fast as I can! -KJQ

Have Some Fun!

Bard & Starlet Radio Hour is back!  This year’s show is Ghosts of Future Past. This 40’s style radio play is written by 5 authors local to the Seattle area and will be performed live on stage by local actors. FreeValley Publishing is presenting the show Free to our community to thank them for supporting us and our local…

It’s Coming!

The Witty Miss Livingstone is boarding the steam train and traveling through time to Amazon…Release date for The Unwitting Journey’s of the Witty Miss Livingstone, Book I: Journey Key is October 25, 2016. A native of Boston, Miss Livingstone has settled with her inventor father in the foothills town of Snoqualmie, Washington in 1910. When…