Befriend My “Eleven O’clock Woman” During National Poetry Month

Poetry celebrates emotion. Imagery sharpens and defines diffuse feelings. During National Poetry Month in America, our culture gives poetry the emphasis it deserves every month. In recognition of the power of poetry, I am sharing my poem “Eleven O’clock Woman.” Women perform many jobs, both paid and unpaid. We are breadwinners, caregivers, creators and bulwarks against […]

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Drumroll, Please…. Discover The “Enduring Spirit” Cover

Drumroll, please….  I am thrilled to share the cover for my new chapbook of literary & speculative short fiction, Enduring Spirit! In it, readers will befriend resilient girls, women & ghosts. From women discovering disquieting crimes, to literary glimpses of families changing, to ghostly sisters holding their own, the stories will intrigue & move you. […]

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Travels

Summer is a time for canvas beach bags, flip-flops, suitcases, long drives in sandy cars and making memories. In honor of summer trips-across the country to the lake house or across the city to the splash pad, I’m sharing my poem about a truly kind friend who left Jakarta before me and went to live […]

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Sparkle & Butterflies

It’s thrilling and terrifying to read new stories. You make yourself vulnerable. You share the characters who have stolen your heart with a room full of strangers, and hope that the characters’ journeys will move the audience, too. Reading aloud makes my stomach clench. The butterflies inside it aren’t merely fluttering- they’re beating their wings […]

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Poet Spotlight: T. Haven Morse

  Do you love evocative poetry? I am pleased to know poet T. Haven Morse, and I’m excited to tell you about her new book, “Flooded By: A Persona Poetry Collection.” This unique read contains interesting glimpses into the psyches and souls of sixty emotionally driven individuals. People filled with anger, jealousy, joy, and wonder. I […]

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Writing in Times of Change

Let’s get this straight, I respect fiction writers of all political opinions. A well-crafted story is a well-crafted story. However, I do think that it is the writer’s responsibility to hold up a mirror to their society. This may be done directly in a poem or a memoir, in a story with characters going through […]

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Happy Book Birthday to A Compelling Collection

  I’m delighted to announce the publication today of “Approaching Footsteps-” four suspenseful novellas that add up to one compelling read! Don’t miss these four tales by award-winning women writers. Get your copy today for $16 from Spider Road Press’s website or Amazon. Or download the Kindle ebook for only $2.99! Editing this suspenseful anthology […]

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