Monday, September 8, 2014

Which way do I go?

Pioneer Courthouse Square, Downtown Portland

Fall's almost here. Later sunrises, earlier sunsets. Even a drop in temperature (crossing fingers that this time it will stick).

Fall has always been that season where I've made big changes. Moved from Florida to DC. Then after 11 years, moved cross country to pursue my love of writing full-time. But for some reason, all the changes I've been experiencing lately seem to be happening "to me" rather than created by me.

The biggest change: my dear, creative friend has moved to Laguna Beach. But rather than curl in a ball and weep, I'm celebrating the amazing fun we've had together and cheering her on to bigger and better things. Our friendship won't be severed by a measly thousand miles.

So where do I go from here?

I celebrate the awesome life I've created in Portland: a supportive writing and art community; three short stories sold; an intimate connection with nature; and wonderful folks and activities that fill me with joy. There's so much more to experience (publish my picture books and novels; hike new trails; create new soul-full relationships...). So with an open heart and focused outlook I continue on this journey, ready for the next adventure.

Live a life you love,

Monday, August 18, 2014

An Early Treat

For all you horror fans, my second short story "The Anniversary" is now available for pre-order on Amazon as part of the Journals of Horror: Found Fiction anthology. Brought to you by Terry M. West and Pleasant Storm Entertainment, this collection of terror is inspired by the mechanics of the found footage horror film genre. Each story is a horrific encounter committed to paper, item or device discovered later, discovered anywhere, often left behind by a dead protagonist.

Buyer beware: muahahaha. Release date Halloween 2014.


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Mirror Image

What makes July 2014 so?
Other than the 90 degree plus weather with no A/C, that is.

My first published short story is now available! "Mirror Image", a young adult fantasy, is part of the UK anthology Dark Heart Volume 2

If you're looking for something cool in this summer heat, you can now purchase Dark Heart on Amazon. These types of venues aren't in it for the money. Instead, they give newbie authors a great opportunity to get our work into the hands of readers, so any support is appreciated.

Spread the word.

Saturday, July 12, 2014


It's a bird...

It's a tarsier...

It's a squirrel on his throne dining on corn on the cob

Just another typical after dinner walk in Portland.

oh Portland, you never disappoint,