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,

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Meet S'mores

Meet S'mores. He loves chocolate SO much that he followed his keen scent into a 375 degree oven the second his human exited the kitchen. Mr. S'mores wears his singed ears, cheeks and paws--even his toasted grey and white tail--with pride. It was all worth it for the moist and delicious chocolate chip cookies.

When I first pulled this polymer clay cat out the oven, I was quite disappointed. He no longer looked the way 'he was supposed to.' But when my creative pal commented, "His cheeks are blushing," it opened my mind to a different point of view. I let go of my desired outcome and appreciated his unique beauty. And then his name and story above hit me, and I fell in love.

let go and love,

Monday, June 30, 2014


Imagine driving home after an amazing dinner and conversation when suddenly a pack of cyclists are zooming past in the opposite direction and taking up the entire neighboring car lane. And no, I'm not talking muscular men in cycle shorts and helmets.

Picture blinged-out bikes and your average everyday citizen. Some in costume. Some sporting a blaring boom box. Bikes glowing in the dark or pulsing lights. Tall bikes. Extra, extra towering bikes.

Then, traffic comes to a halt and the pack becomes a never-ending swarm of hootin' and hollerin' commuters on two wheels. So what do you do?

It's Portland. You roll down your window, blast Follow Your Arrow by Kacey Musgraves, cheer along and hold out your palm to high-five the cyclists that roll on by.

Nothing weird about a Loud'n'Lit bike ride. Just another typical Saturday night in Portland.

I love you just the way you are Portland!