Fan Question: Theme
What do you think is the strongest theme in all of your books? ————————- Anonymous ————————- If I could only pick one, it would be redemption. That theme is prevalent in every book in the modern timeline, including the one I am finishing. Can those who have embraced evil become a force of good?
3 Reasons I Love Pinterest
Pinterest is a tool. Forget finding recipes, advertising my books, and procrastinating from writing (gulp), I really use Pinterest as a research tool. I am a very visual person and I can never seem to remember what I bookmarked where. It’s kinda funny since I can plot an entire novel in my head and keep track of…
2014 in review
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,200 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 37 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…
Writing: Other Words for Asked, Laughed, Replied, Sat, & Was
Varying your vocabulary is as important as varying your sentence length. Before you say that “said is all you need.” I agree that you should use said, asked, and replied most, BUT variety can add depth and context.
Writing: Other Words for Whisper & Went
Avoid overusing words and annoying your readers. Here’s a list of synonyms for whisper and went. Variety is fabulous.
Recipe: Overnight Sticky Buns
As I have been prepping everything for Christmas morning, I pulled out my mother’s recipe for sticky buns. It’s a cheater type recipe that is really easy to throw together. I decided to go ahead and share it with everyone. Enjoy!! Printer friendly PDF here: Overnight Sticky Buns What you need:1 Package Frozen Parkerhouse Rolls (Or store…
FAN QUESTION: What Have You Taught?
I noticed in your bio that you are a teacher. What classes have you taught? Anonymous I have taught several different subjects, but English is the most prevalent on my resume (and my true love, theatre a close second). Here is a list, most recent on top. 🙂 1. British Literature* 2. American Literature* 3.…
My Life: A Conversation on Death
So, I was in the car heading back from a family function with my husband (Tim) and brother (Chris). My brother said something about dying. The following is a real conversation: Tim: Don’t worry, Chris. If you kick the bucket we will just cremate you. Chris: Really? Tim: Either that or bury you standing up.…
I just found a message from last year and though you might enjoy it: My school went going bookless, so we were given iPads. We had two days of training from Apple pros. Anyway…I was being trained on the dictation app. I said: “Split the keyboard.” It wrote: “You will die.” My iPad is now named HAL.
In the car with my husband… Me: Hey, there’s Golfland. We went there on our second date. Him: (Pleasantly) Really? Huh. Me: Yeah, I won. Him: Really? Me: Yeah. My mom said I should have let you win. Him: I knew I liked your mom. Me: You would really prefer me to throw the game? Him:…