Writing Isn’t Easy

Writing is difficult. Sometimes it’s torture. Other times it’s blissfully easy. Most of the time, for me, it’s hard work. Over the past four days, it’s been all of those things. As I iron out the final chapters of The Coven, I’m forcing myself to write one sentence at a time, one after the other, … More Writing Isn’t Easy

Summer Storm

Jane Dougherty’s Poetry Challenge #45 brings us the roundlet, which you can read more about on Shadow Poetry. The image below serves as inspiration for this challenge. photo ©Fir0002 Poem #1 Storm clouds roll by A steady rain begins to pound Storm clouds roll by White lightning flashes through the sky Rumbling thunder shakes the … More Summer Storm

Rhyme and Reason

It’s been a while since I’ve participated in one of Ronovan Write’s Haiku Challenges. It feels good to be joining in the fun once again. This week’s prompt words are Rhyme and Reason. You, my beloved are the reason for this rhyme Our love’s for all time   Please stop by Ronovan’s blog to read … More Rhyme and Reason

Beneath the Cobalt Sky

I am thoroughly disgusted with myself. Here’s why: Jane Dougherty put together a wonderful poetry challenge with an inspiring illustration (which I did not use) and five brilliant prompt words (which I did utilize): Star, gift, wander, soaring, cobalt. I’m starting to think I should give up on poetry altogether. I can’t seem to write anything that … More Beneath the Cobalt Sky


Jane Dougherty’s weekly poetry challenge wasn’t easy for me. This is often the case. It’s difficult, but well worth it to try out different forms of poetry. For this challenge, I am attempting the Minute Poem. You can find out more about this form of poetry here. Daybreak Misty fog rises from the ground There’s … More Daybreak

So Many Freebies

For a limited time, several of my books are free. Yes, that’s right. Free! Here are the details: On Smashwords, for the entire month of July, I’m having a very special sale on the Spellbringers series: Spellbound: No coupon code required for a FREE download! Firebound: Use the code SFREE at checkout for your FREE download! The … More So Many Freebies

Thoughts on Aging

Photo courtesy of tiverylucky @FreeDigitalPhotos.net I recently turned forty-five. For some reason, this age bothers me a lot. It’s not the age, really. It’s the process of aging. I know forty-five isn’t old, but I’m beginning to feel my age. And, to add insult to injury, I’ve had a couple people accuse me of being … More Thoughts on Aging