Writing Inspiration: Keep Going

Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes; work never begun. -– Christina Rossetti Horrified by the racial prejudice, bigotry, threats, violence, threats of violence – displayed during the primaries leading up to the 2008 Presidential election, I was desperate for comfort and hope. I prayed that the behavior displayed by some of my […]

Writing Inspirations: What’s Your Story?

Don’t forget — no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.-– Charles de Lint Several years ago, early into my fiction workshop at VONA, our facilitator expressed a similar sentiment. He started the discussion: “Why are you the one who […]


A successful life is one that is in balance. My soon-to-be-completed novel, KAOS, features not only a protagonist, as mentioned here last week, but also his nemesis, not to be confused with the antagonist, who I’ll introduce at a later date. By definition: Nemesis, winged balancer of life, dark-faced goddess, daughter of Justice, Other definitions: […]


The protagonist in my soon-to-debut novel, KAOS, is Detective Micah Langston Hughes. He’s a Memphis cop, task force leader and boy, does he have problems with the ladies. In the book, I’ve described Micah as six-feet four, caramel complexion, with hazel eyes. However, in his more dangerous moments, when he is creating havoc and chaos, […]

Work Smart, Not Hard

Enjoyed a very well-done presentation  today on marketing and self-promotion by Heather Miles this morning at the River City Romance Writers monthly meeting. I’ve been slacking . . . or more precisely, I haven’t given social media the time and attention it deserves. She made me realize I’ve got to step up my game. I […]