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…

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…

Y is for Yesterday

Wine & Words was a hit! Turn out was great, and everyone enjoyed the quality and entertainment of the stories, stage-plays and poetry that was shared. So much talent in our area! A big thanks to The Black Dog Arts Cafe’ for providing the venue and great food, drinks and service last night – as always!

S is for Spare Change

Spare Change
Eyes open—propped with latte’s, cropped with bag-and-sag removing eye-opening work
Paid for yearly, dearly, from the surgeons hands.
But they don’t see him on the corner with his cardboard sign.
A sign of what’s to come. What is. His. Nothing.
Need for everything but Need…

H is for Hello!

I’m curious but not nosy, intellectual but not a brainiac, active but not an athlete, and an artist through and through. I’m definitely an introvert, but in the last several years I’ve come to appreciate community, and being a active part of one has helped me thrive. Blogging is much about community for me too. I love connecting with people all over the world.

G is for Giggles – Character Sketch

It was tough to choose a photo to represent Janie. Pretty but never coy, smart but sensitive, savvy but down-to-earth. Her blonde hair and blue eyes prove hard to find in vintage photos, which makes me wonder just how much blonde currently comes out of bottles? So the best I could do turned out to be some Mary Pickford photos.
Here’s a peek at Janie’s character, with a snippet from The Unwitting Journeys of the Witty Miss Livingstone: Book II – Memory Key. Coming October 2017:

E is for Excited! Feeling Human

Shhh… I just peeked and, You can get the Kindle early since you read this post! It’s up and available now….I’m so Excited to share this story with everyone! *Whispers* Get yours today!

C is for Cramming & Compensation

I am busy Cramming in the last minute edits for the Feeling Human book release on April 12th. I’m hoping this lovely photo I took last week will Compensate for an otherwise basic post. 🙂 I hope to do better for you tomorrow.

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…

For the Record…

Yes, I have almost completed the manuscript for Miss Livingstone, Book II: Memory Key, and I did indeed win NaNoWriMo for my 9th year in a row, and my 10th time total. Hooray! and TGIO…lol. -Quinnleeeee

Wrong Place at the Wrong Time

 When Miss Livingstone’s cross-country journey by train was first written, I had her coming to arrive in Seattle area about March 1, 1910. When I checked on what train she would’ve ridden, I discovered one of the worst avalanches in history. She may have lost her life if she’d traveled as I had written, but even if she made it…