Why Writers Write…and All the Rest

(We have two events coming up, at OHS in Portland, and Vintage Books in Vancouver, WA! See details below) The book is released! And my spirit feels like it has been released as well. As I drove home after the launch party for The Grasping Root, I felt valued. All...

What to do when you lose the magic

Warning: No easy solutions appended. I’ve been feeling the loss of magic in several areas where I usually excel at conjuring: walking, cooking, writing. I usually love getting lost in a character’s journey. I feel satisfied with myself when I walk a few...

The Eclipse, The Tower, and Ploughing On

Today is the day of the Solar Eclipse, the only total eclipse I know of until my generation is expected to die. The week preceding the eclipse has been a challenging one personally, with health issues in my family and the end of a potential relationship before it got...

The Beginning of the Launch Rollercoaster

We are starting our ascent, ladies and gents. I can feel the tick-tick-tick-tick of the chain pulling the car up its first incline. Soft Launch That incline is heading to the soft launch for The Grasping Root. This is a new step in my process. I will also be doing a...