Character Connection

Want to listen to this post instead? Check out the YouTube version. In my forthcoming novel, As Though You Were Mine, my main character, Julie, is confronted with the death of her brother and sister-in-law. When my agent at the time and I sent it around to various editors, we initially received consistent feedback that… Continue reading Character Connection


Roller Rink Character: Origin Story

  So my family and I are at the skating rink – the roller kind, not ice – and I’m sitting out a song or two or three because apparently, I’m not as young as I used to be (or as thin, but let’s not dwell on that one). It’s all good, though, because people-watching… Continue reading Roller Rink Character: Origin Story


Saturday Summation – 09 May 2015

Bits and pieces of things that caught my eye not only for my own interest, but enough to want to share with you, too… Writing Stuff: Whether you are a writer who is white or not, this week Morgan Jerkins on Book Riot offers suggestions for writing characters of color. For my part, I think… Continue reading Saturday Summation – 09 May 2015

Musing · Writing

Moments of Inspiration and Rejuvenation

I have written a lot of stuff in my head in the last month. Too bad almost none of it has actually made it to the print, because some of those words and turns of phrase sounded great and might have actually entertained you. Ha. Does this happen to you? Masterful manuscripts moving about in… Continue reading Moments of Inspiration and Rejuvenation