It’s August, so the cicadas are whirring up a racket outside my windows. Days are hot, but the mornings are already getting a bit of that pre-autumn chill to them. And–are you ready for this–yesterday I walked ALL THE WAY AROUND THE BLOCK!!!!!!! Considering that last fall I was having to hold onto the wall […]Read more "Sultry Stories for Late Summer"
Happy June, everyone! Gosh, where is the time going? Seems like 2019 just started, and here it is June already. That means my medical leave is almost up, although classes don’t actually start until the end of August. I was hoping to be miraculously cured by now, but alas, that is not the case. The best I […]Read more "Get a Sneak Peek of the Cover for “Half a Dream”! Plus This Week’s Selection of Giveaways"
Happy December! Yes, it’s the last month of 2018 already! How did that even happen? Somehow it seems like this has been such a long year…and at the same time, such a short one. Have I really accomplished anything in the past year? Have any of us? What are we doing with our lives?!?!! (howl […]Read more "Checking up on Chekhov, Part II: Other People’s Suffering (Plus free books to cheer you up afterwards!)"
Last week I wrote about writing with/about altered perceptions. This week, in keeping with the same trend, I thought I’d write a little more about altered perceptions, and some of the sources of inspiration for my characters and stories. Having your perceptions altered in some way can be terrifying, and certainly makes things difficult, but […]Read more "Synesthesia and Other Sources of Inspiration"