Monthly Archives: June 2015

My Monchu Man

A few days ago I discussed the importance of monchu. Today I am taking a break from my laptop to spend time with my monchu man, Mr. Smith. How did I wind up being paired with this amazing man? He … Continue reading

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Author Opportunity!

Calling all scribblers of the spooky persuasion! There’s an opportunity to be published in an upcoming anthology to be called Legends of Sleepy Hollow. The stories must be set in the iconic town of Sleepy Hollow, and accepted tales receive … Continue reading

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New Poetry Jam Venue!

If you’re in the Niceville area tonight come by and hear local writers read their work—or even better, read your work! This is the second time Stone Soup Poetry Jam will be at LJ Schooners Dockside Restaurant and Oyster Bar, Bluewater … Continue reading

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Monchu Magic

Not too long ago a good friend told me I was part of her monchu. I had no idea what that meant so I asked her.  She explained that monchu is the family you choose. I love the concept—bring on … Continue reading

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Muse-ics

Writers often work to music. I’ve wondered what was playing in the back ground sometimes when a certain pice of writing was born. Yesterday I shared a few of my favorite musical muses. I often work in silence, but I have a few … Continue reading

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Creative Symbiosis

I didn’t feel like working yesterday, but Edgar Mouse Poe inspired me to continue on. Created by artist Alan F. Beck, his adorably dour looking mouse was based on the image of Edgar Allen Poe most of us are familiar … Continue reading

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Beta Readers & The Braid

My plan was to publish The Braid, the story I’ve been working on, yesterday. Instead, I’ve had beta readers looking it over and I’ve decided to delay until July 13. My typical writing process is to get the story out, … Continue reading

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Dropped sugar, dropped 15 pounds

I’ve managed to easily shed 15 pounds of weight in a month without exercise, starving or drugs… and this is how. It started when we watched Fed Up on Netflix. The movie brings up some scary facts about sugar. I won’t … Continue reading

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Not in pieces

How much can change in a week? In my experience, everything. Last Friday I was stumbling into the weekend stressed out and upset. I felt like a spin-top on its final rotations ready to careen off into the sunset. A … Continue reading

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Women in Horror: Linda Addison

Still exploring women of horror this week and I decided to cross genres and cover a horror poet. I googled “woman horror poet.” The first hit was Linda D. Addison. Looking at the photo of the statuesque black woman in … Continue reading

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