Summer Vacation Brain Funk

August 11, 2015 | Is there a difference between brain-fog and stupidity? I hope so!

Some people forget to pack their shorts or extra underwear or hairspray when they go on vacation, but this summer I forgot to pack my brain.

Help marketing your book

May 13, 2015 | Start learning how to market your books.

As an Indie author I’m fully aware of the difficulties of getting your book noticed. I’d just like to create stories and have the marketing end of things fall magically into place. Is that so much to ask? I’m guessing yes. Unfortunately, to get readers to gravitate to your book, you need to be “known” or have excellent marketing skills. I can assure you, I don’t claim either point. But I do what I can, learning as I go, and I like to share what I know.

Another Short Story

March 10, 2015 | The beginning of a journey into writing short stories.

Okay, I’ve written yet another short story. A “real” short story, not a short, short for a contest entry. But I’m not going to print the story here or say what it’s about (Ooh! How mysterious, right?). I’m mentioning it because as I take baby steps and sometimes giant, scary leaps into this “side adventure” of writing short stories while still working on my second novel, I hope and plan to share with you what I discover on my journey.

Foot in mouth moment

February 2, 2015 | what not to do. Ever.

As I stood in Pete’s waiting for my tea order, I noticed how few people were there that morning. In fact, I was first (and only) in line. Then a man walked in with a baby in the stroller and ordered a drink. Moments later, the barista made eye contact with me and assured me my drink would be ready in just a minute.

All the Ways I Love Tea

January 29, 2015 | Tea as a source of comfort.

There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea - Henry James