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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Fear the Trees? A Chat with Author Tara Campbell

I had the opportunity recently to chat with spec fic author Tara Campbell. I first encountered her two years ago, when I read her clever and fun scifi  flash fiction piece, “Happy Planet Nursery.” I liked it so much that I included it in the first anthology I edited for Spider Road Press, Up, Do: […]

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My Treat For You: A Free, Otherworldly Short Story

Happy Halloween! It’s one of my favorite holidays. Both sides of my family come from Ireland- so the Celtic holiday of Samhain and its roaring bonfires may still burn in my bones. To celebrate, I’m gifting you with my latest otherworldly tale. The bond between sisters is a common theme in my work, and you will […]

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Lucky & Tough: Gratitude & An Excerpt from "Kit-Cat Clock"

I can’t believe that we recently celebrated three years of publishing at Spider Road Press! It’s been challenging professionally (and, at times, financially), but it’s the best creative adventure I’ve taken so far. I love content editing and I’ve pushed myself to learn more about publishing and marketing. I’ve stared down the barrel of creating […]

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Celebrating Women Writers

As my wee son recovers from cleft palate surgery, I have not had time for much writing beyond a few poems. However, I have continued to make time to celebrate writing by and/or about strong women. That’s why I am so thrilled to recognize writers Andrea Barbosa, Mel Algood & Jennifer Leeper at the upcoming […]

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Guest Blog: Recommended Read by Kessika Johnson

  Looking for a book with a unique point of view? Allegorical or not, “Watership Down” is a literary adventure that you won’ forget. Here’s what Spider Road Press staffer Kessika loves about it: I decided to attend summer school after my junior year of college so my mom wouldn’t learn about my newly acquired […]

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