Fast Fifteen with Author V. R. Craft

Here's our second Fast Fifteen of the year. Please help me welcome author V. R. Craft. V. R. Craft always heard you should write about what you know, so she decided to write a book called Stupid Humans, drawing on her previous experience working in retail and her subsequent desire to get away from planet … Continue reading Fast Fifteen with Author V. R. Craft

Write Drunk, Edit Sober?

If you're a writer, you've heard that saying. (If you skipped the title, look up or at the graphic.) Have you ever tried it? The first part, I mean. I have to say, I haven't. But there have been days I considered it. Oh, there have been days... Editing, however, is another matter. That's when … Continue reading Write Drunk, Edit Sober?

A Visit and a Chat About Cathedral Lake

Where is Cathedral Lake, you ask? It's a fictional town in Western Pennsylvania and is the setting for the Cathedral Lake series---a trilogy about the dysfunctional Keller family comprised of Type and Cross, Out and About, and Pride and Fall. The history of the town is revealed in Out and About and explored in "The … Continue reading A Visit and a Chat About Cathedral Lake

Fast Fifteen with Author Cecelia Wilson

Here we go---the first Fast Fifteen of 2018. Today we'll learn more about author Cecelia Wilson. For more than a decade, Cecelia has been the Feature Writer for Searcy Living magazine.  Over the years, she has penned articles introducing readers to governors, senators, Grammy Award-winning musicians, and individuals from all walks of life. In addition to … Continue reading Fast Fifteen with Author Cecelia Wilson

Happy 2018!

Dilly dilly! (Sorry. Couldn't pass up a chance to be socially relevant to start the new year.) 2017 is officially in the past. Happy New Year! Welcome, 2018! A few days ago I posted my "2017 Year in Review" post. In the spirit of endings and beginnings, I have my "What to Expect in 2018" … Continue reading Happy 2018!

Good Riddance, 2017

I've been blogging for several years now. Some years I write a "year in review" post; others I don't. I was going to skip it this year, but a friend and fellow writer (C. S. Boyack) wrote one, as he does every year, and when I read both his post and the comments, I realized … Continue reading Good Riddance, 2017

‘Twas Just Before Christmas

One writer's take on a popular holiday poem. Enjoy! ’Twas just before Christmas, ideas had been humming Fingers clacking the keys and suffering from numbing Time to shut down for the end of the year Munch on a cookie, drink a cold beer The house was so quiet because I'd been up late Drafting a plot … Continue reading ‘Twas Just Before Christmas

Oops, I Did It Again

This really isn't like me. I swear. I've just been so busy, I haven't been able to keep track of things. I need an assistant, but no one works for homemade baked goods. Especially when it involves a telecommuting job. ("Wages" would be stale by the time they were received.) Anyway, I wrote a post … Continue reading Oops, I Did It Again

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Conversation

It's a Wonderful Life is one of my favorite holiday films. I was talking to my mom about it the other day, and she said she'd never seen it, although she'd like to. I told her when I saw it run, I'd tell her about it so she could watch it or record it. She said she doesn't … Continue reading It’s a Wonderful Life: A Conversation

Cats, Christmas, and Romance

By now, you guys know I love to host other authors on my site. Today I'm super-excited because I get to host one of my favorite writers. She's also a dear friend. Please welcome Mae Clair back to the blog! Staci, thanks for inviting me to hang out on your blog today. I’m uber-festive right now … Continue reading Cats, Christmas, and Romance