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Imagination and research

As I dive more fully into my next book, I get to do more research.  Y’all have no idea how much fun it can be to write a book.  Ride-alongs with police, going out to the country to shoot an AK-47, figuring out just what it feels like to come back from a coma.  While most authors tend to base our work in life experience, … Continue reading Imagination and research

Art Crawl for the Coldest Days

Grab a cuppa and check out the best art online. Click each image for a web gallery of work by that artist. Let’s get started. Who Does America Belong To? asked artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh in her popular murals in New York and across the country. The featured image above is one of them, Oklahoma is Black, wheatpaste mural on OKC’s 23rd St, 2016. Now this … Continue reading Art Crawl for the Coldest Days

On Voice

“I’ll be so annoyed if our speaker talks about ‘voice,’” said a writer-friend. Sort of amazed me. At the same time, I can understand how frustrating hearing about voice can be. It’s like saying a romantic interest has that certain je ne sais quoi. Turn on a radio. If you’re lucky, the dj will be playing a rockin’ tune by an amazing artist. If you’ve … Continue reading On Voice

A Passion for Story

Writing for me boils down to one thing:  passion, the drive to tell my stories. To stay authentic, to keep being myself, that passion has to drive all my writing decisions. With my boys gone, I left the day job to write full time. I took on a few more freelance clients to pay the bills, but mostly  I’m savoring every moment of living in … Continue reading A Passion for Story