I talk a lot about my mom. In addition to being my mentor, she is my sounding board, cheerleader, and friend. But… my father is my backstage manager. We haven't always had the most harmonious of relationships. I was a girl, he was a father… it was like Oreos without the milk sometimes. The intentions... Continue Reading →
21 days until moving day. We started this process 8 days ago. 8 days ago, the decision was made to uproot the family and travel 2,084.9 miles to Mount Vernon, Washington from Fairbanks, Alaska. There is never a right time to move. There is never enough money. You will always have too much stuff. Hotels... Continue Reading →
The weather has changed here in Alaska. 2 weeks ago, half the city was walking around like dehydrated red lobsters, trying to tell ourselves that we LOVE 90-degree weather. We don't love 90-degree weather! We don't move to Alaska to bake in the rays of the golden sun. We move to Alaska because after one... Continue Reading →
Loki, the Norse Goddess of Hell, Saint Nicholas, and Christmas- all linked together to form the very real myth of Krampus! I really need some sleep....
So 2 weeks ago I read a blog about some woman who was on You Tube talking about Historic Fiction writers, and her tips for us to make sure that we are writing correctly. It was actually a bash on the book 'Mrs. Poe' by Lynn Cullen. She goes on for 10 minutes about all... Continue Reading →
Let's travel back to 1919 when 2 million soldiers returned to celebrate World War I's victory. World War I victory parade: Sailors march past the reviewing stand in front of the Public Library, New York, 27 December 1918 (NH 2650). As the war veterans march, a cheering crowd of optimistic Americans can be heard for... Continue Reading →
I have taken to waking up early and instead of running, I have been writing. I usually wake up at 3 in the morning with inspiration, think it out until 3:45 and then tell myself that I will remember it all by the time I am done with my morning smoke and coffee break. Never... Continue Reading →
I have had my share of embarrassing moments in life. Aside from being short, I have terrible eyesight, have worn braces twice, and have difficulty pronouncing words such as spaghetti, hamburger, and supposedly. Talking to coworkers makes me nervous, my jokes are only entertaining in my head, and my ‘go-to’ line in heated arguments is... Continue Reading →