Category Archives: #KCLocal

Local Author Fair Panel #1

It’s the official start to the 7th Annual Local Author Fair hosted by Mid-continent Public Library’s Storytelling Center. One of the best things about moving to Kansas City has been this library system and the center. HUGE support for literacy, … Continue reading

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“Soft Deadlines” Stays on Deadline

I have 1,616 words to write this evening to stay on target for NaNaWriMo. So far I’m slightly ahead of schedule. Because I don’t know much about writing a romance, I researched it. There are certain milestones that make a … Continue reading

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Stand United!

It’s finally Election Day. It’s a day we have dreaded and looked forward to. Usually I’m pretty meh about politics, but 2020 is unprecedented in all kinds of ways. This Election I got myself out there and voted and even … Continue reading

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What’s Happening: November 2020

That was probably the busiest October I’ve ever experienced. Multiple Zoom panels, workshops, projects… but it was probably the best October I’ve ever had. Last thing I did for the month was vote. November promises to be a lot quieter, … Continue reading

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Writing a Romance for Nanowrimo

I admit I have strong genre bias. I’ve often boasted that I’ve read 1.25 of a romance novel. It was in middle school and I was temporarily parked in Sweetwater, Tennessee. All the girls carried around Harlequin Romance paperbacks. The … Continue reading

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On the Thirteenth Day of Halloween: Happy Neewollah!

Happy Halloween! On the Thirteenth day of Halloween my true love gave to me… a reading of “Happy Neewollah!” Written just for the Horror Writer Association’s Poetry Gallery for the holiday. It was published in the October 2020 newsletter, only … Continue reading

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On the Twelfth Day of Halloween: No More Sunday Drives

On the twelfth day of Halloween my true love gave to me… a reading of “No More Sunday Drives.” Again written for Nina D’Arcangela‘s Ladies of Horror monthly photo prompt, this also appears nowhere else but her blog Spreading the Writer’s Word. … Continue reading

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On the Eleventh Day of Halloween: Paper Cuts

On the eleventh day of Halloween my true love gave to me… a reading of “Paper Cuts.” Another for Nina D’Arcangela‘s Ladies of Horror monthly photo prompt, this also appears nowhere else but her blog Spreading the Writer’s Word. Why did I … Continue reading

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On the Tenth Day of Halloween: Post Consumer

On the tenth day of Halloween my true love gave to me… a reading of “Post Consumer.” Again, written for Nina D’Arcangela‘s Ladies of Horror monthly photo prompt, it isn’t included anywhere else at the moment. It will be included in my … Continue reading

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On the Ninth Day of Halloween: Parade of the Raven Prince

On the ninth day of Halloween my true love gave to me… a reading of “Parade of the Raven Prince.” Written for Nina D’Arcangela‘s Ladies of Horror monthly photo prompt I can really tell which of my ‘unpublished poetry’ folders Ryan favored. … Continue reading

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