• Excerpts,  Words

    Excerpt: Til Death Do Us Part

    I became a bonafide published author with the release of Til Death Do Us Part through Bannerwing Books. It’s a short, fun read that has received a lot of praise. When Ian buys Elizabeth a Tiffany’s engagement ring, he unwittingly sets off a series of deadly events as the ring goes full circle — passing through the hands of a hopeful co-worker, a young delivery boy, a beloved daughter and her father, a drug addicted twin brother, a drug dealer, and a pawn shop — to be reunited with its intended. “Each vignette is carefully crafted and woven – just a snippet in the life of the person holding the…

  • Lessons Learned,  Words

    So You Want to Be A Horror Writer?

    So you think you might want to be a horror writer but not sure how to scare your readers? Do you find your writing taking on a dark aspect that others claim is scary, but you don’t know why? Maybe you just want to write like Lovecraft but aren’t sure you’re up to the task? Welcome to the club. For the longest time I had issues declaring genre because while I write dark, it never scares me (and I still do). My first book is classified as a “romance,” “horror,” and “occult,” all of which (except maybe the romance part) made me go “Hmm…” I mean, yes, my plot is all…

  • Lessons Learned,  Words

    Unbound

    I am not bound by my current circumstances, my unforeseen future, or my troubled past. Who I am makes me what I am. What I am completes who I am. I am mother. I am daughter. I am sister. I am friend. I am wife. I am a writer. I am a designer. I am deaf. I am diabetic. I am a victim. I am a survivor. I am loved. I AM CHOSEN. What am I? I am all these and more. These do not define who I am, but play important roles in the making of me. I am kind. Compassionate. I’ve got a ready ear and a strong…