Tag Archives: literature

Best advice for new writers?

READ! Seems pretty commonsense, right?  I don’t understand when students or writers say they don’t read. I think it’s common knowledge that reading helps you gain knowledge. Some of the most intelligent and sensitive people I know are not (or … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Existential Crisis or not?

After the farmer’s market, some mornings, I drive around, usually down Ventura Blvd. It’s been conducive to considering life, writing. I find that I usually stop somewhere for a coffee and write. Even though I’m widely published in literary journals … Continue reading

Posted in Essay, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Do Published Authors Know?

Recently, I read a mini article posted on a blog of sorts, wherein the writer called out Stephen King’s book On Writing, concluding that “famous writers don’t know Jack.” WOW! Really?   I was shocked and offended. And I assume … Continue reading

Posted in Adventures in Los Angeles, Essay, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Death Watch

Do you know how everyone loses their minds when a parent passes away? My father experienced a slow decline; soon after Memorial Day two years ago, he passed. My father was a big man, over six foot tall, strong and … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Delphinium – with care, blooms twice

Sticking to their word, Delphinium blooms again. The lovely editors at REaDLips have promised to give some of the proceeds of Delphinium’s Summer Issue 2017 (and going into the future) to literacy programs.  I’m beginning to appreciate Delphinium and those … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction, Poetry, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Namas-Cray

My friend Laura LaBrie from Lovely Lattitudes, first said this word to me.  It describes life, don’t you think?  My new book was all set to go, it just needed a title.  I felt like this word, “Namas- Cray” accurately … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dark Times and Edgar Allan Poe – What more can a girl ask for?

Was asked by the lovely crew from SuperNews Live to come down and have a chat about Edgar Allan Poe on their show Dark Times! You can see the whole interview here.   Enjoy!

Posted in Poe, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment