Monthly Archives: May 2016

Melanie Lane: Mentor’s Return

Congratulations to author Melanie Lane on her latest book, Mentor’s Return. This is the sequel to her first book, published at 19, titled Slam. Both books are based on a true story. From Amazon: Just when Mel thought James was gone, he … Continue reading

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Sugar Junkie Confessions

It all started with a cupcake at a wedding. I had reached my weight goal on April 1 and I decided to celebrate a little with something sweet. Just one wedding cupcake, I told myself. What could be more innocent than … Continue reading

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Scribus: New Trick in the Bag

I spent the day exploring a free, open source desktop publishing program. The two industry standards are InDesign and Quark, both pricey. InDesign has gone to a cloud based subscription plan and Quark is almost $1,000. Scribus is free, and … Continue reading

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Accepted to HWA Poetry Showcase

I am pleased to announce that my recent poem, Death Waits, has been accepted into the HWA Poetry Showcase Volume III, set to be published as an electronic chapbook later this year. My poem, The Braid, was accepted and included … Continue reading

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Personal profile set to vanish…

For awhile I’ve been plagued by Facebook redundancy. I had 2,500 people on my page and 3,500 friends. When I posted something to my page I felt like obligated to share it with my friends and vice versa. This meant … Continue reading

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Why Authors Need Open Mics

The last three years I’ve been forcing myself to participate at open mic performances, and this last week it paid off. I had an opportunity to read to an audience at StokerCon 2016 alongside Jonathon Maberry, a New York Times … Continue reading

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Back to the miles…

After a week of debauchery in Las Vegas it’s good to be home. Somehow I lost a few pounds at StokerCon despite the indulgences and I think it was due to starting each day with my 310 Nutrition Meal Replacement Shakes and … Continue reading

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Reading Locally

This Thursday locals will have a chance to support their Panhandle authors and poets at the first birthday of Stone Soup Open Mic held every third Thursday on the month at LJ Schooners beginning at 7 p.m. All are welcome to … Continue reading

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Back from StokerCon 2016

How can I possibly express what it was like to be at StokerCon 2016? The best of the horror community walked the halls, mingling with the up-and-comers. It was a blur of friends, new and old. There were workshops teeming with more … Continue reading

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Eating LOCALLY @Cafe Bienville

The other day I went to lunch a a chain restaurant (I won’t name) that claims to be gourmet and upscale. I was extremely disappointed. I admit, I might be spoiled by Cafe Bienville but they deserve the spot as #1 … Continue reading

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