Poetry for People who Don’t Like Poetry. No, really. This stuff will knock you flat.

To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour. ___ William Blake I have a confession to make. I love poetry. Yes, I'm one of those people, but I have a theory for those of … Continue reading Poetry for People who Don’t Like Poetry. No, really. This stuff will knock you flat.

Black Friday; everything you always wanted to know, but were afraid to ask.

I'm not much of a shopper, unless I'm in a saddle shop surrounded by the scent of new leather and a life-sized horse mannikin. I've never gone wonky over a sale on big screen televisions and I don't get the vapors over shoe sales. Sad to say, all the media hype around Black Friday does … Continue reading Black Friday; everything you always wanted to know, but were afraid to ask.

The Booklist; great books to read over the holidays.

Many of you will be getting together with your quirky relatives over the holidays. Why not bring along a book with interesting characters? You know, for the downtime when Aunt Martha is sleeping off her third glass of port. Alias Grace is a favorite of mine. After reading the book, indulge in the miniseries. It … Continue reading The Booklist; great books to read over the holidays.

5-Rules for Writing About the People You Love

It's easy to tell an embarrassing truth about someone else. Actually, as a writer, I get a perverse pleasure from it. I can tuck the truth into a piece of fiction and no one will ever be the wiser or I can tell it outright in an essay and call it art. Still, sharing other … Continue reading 5-Rules for Writing About the People You Love

Where Inspiration Lives; treat yourself to an Artist’s Date.

Writers and visual artists are often asked this question; Where do you get your ideas? I'm one of those people who is never short of ideas. It's bringing them to fruition that challenges me most. But, if you're a writer or visual artist, engaging in new experiences can spark an idea for your next project. … Continue reading Where Inspiration Lives; treat yourself to an Artist’s Date.

The Booklist; great books to read on the throne.

Are you a closet bathroom reader? (You can lie about it, but you'll have to live with that lie for the rest of your life.) Anyway, here are a few of my favorite books for reading on the throne.   The connection between our gut and our mood. This makes perfect sense to me. Fascinating! … Continue reading The Booklist; great books to read on the throne.

The Booklist; books from the Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City 2019

I recently attended the Writer's Digest Conference in New York City. The three keynote speakers perfectly complimented each other, although they write in very different genres. Here is a book sample of each writer. Check them out!   The Fifth Season is the first book in The Broken Earth trilogy. It won the Hugo Award … Continue reading The Booklist; books from the Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City 2019