Category Archives: Fiction

If You Give a Person a Special Person, they’re probably going to need…

So, after Valentine’s Day…. I’ve been on the advise-offering end of relationship conversations for years, I think, because I can listen very well, for hours, especially if I’m sipping vodka. That, and I keep a leprechaun in my basement, making … Continue reading

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Published: TERMS of Derangement is on Amazon

TERMS of Derangement is published on Amazon. What more is there to say, other than thank you, to all my beta readers, those who have been reading each week online and my wonderful team. This is a story of intrigue, … Continue reading

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Permission to Fail: Word Count, Productivity, and the Commute

  Word count. It used to be the bane of my existence as a writer. If I wrote five hundred words in a day, I was ecstatic. The first day I did a thousand, I vaguely remember being ridiculously pleased … Continue reading

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Modern Myths: The Active Audience, Imagination and Why I Love Fanvids

Stories are alive. As long as they are read, watched, discussed, they live on in the hearts and souls of every one they have touched. Th author has little control once the tale has flown from their fingers, it grows, … Continue reading

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Surviving the End: Sterlizing the Hero and the Lie of Omission

Even when you win, you haven’t finished. What you’ve really done is survived.  In many works of speculative fiction the last chapter, the final few moments of the show or the movie is full of fireworks and toasting. We survived! … Continue reading

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The Blurred Lines of Genre and Why We Still Need to Know Them

When I was thirteen and first wrapped my mind around the concept of genre while gobbling up all the ‘how to write’ books at my local library – back before there were many blogs and online chatrooms or I had … Continue reading

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