Category Archives: Writing Life

Birthday Was Happy

It’s a new year for me as I turn 49 years. I spent my birthday celebrating quietly. As the clock turned over I was busy finishing a story for the Kansas City Star on  The Roasterie Kansas City Air Roasted Coffee and … Continue reading

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The Roasterie: Local Coffeetopia

I just discovered another reason to love Kansas City—The Roasterie. Air roasted coffee heaven done fresh right here. We can take a factory tour and I’m told that the smell of roasting coffee wafts through the city in the winter. … Continue reading

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Available Now! Spiders Are Everywhere

Spiders Are Everywhere is finally all done and live on Amazon. This is probably the most beautiful book I’ve ever put together with all the color and the full bleed illustrations by Amber Beach. My name is on this one … Continue reading

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From Soraya: Interview with Owen King

Another interview today from my friend, Soraya Murillo Hernandez, from Spain. Soraya speaks Spanish, and I only speak English, so our friendship has leaned heavily on technology and Google Translate. She has sent me a dozen or more of these … Continue reading

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Review: Small Spirits by Marge Simon

Dolls: replicas of people made of cloth, clay, wood, bone, porcelain… used for religion, ritual and play. From the wooden paddle dolls left in Egyptian tombs in the 21st century BC to the plastic, highly stylized dolls of today, these … Continue reading

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From Soraya: Interview with Peter Straub

I am excited to introduce a personal friend, Soraya Murillo Hernandez, from Spain. Soraya speaks Spanish, and I only speak English, so our friendship has leaned heavily on technology and Google Translate. When I was accepted for Borderlands Press Boot … Continue reading

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Learning From Trees

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Mobile Tech & What Jesus Teaches About Writing

After my recent computer near-disaster, I’ve taken steps and reorganized myself to protect my work. Now all my work is saved to Google Drive and I use Google Docs. Besides protecting all my work in the cloud, I found flexibility … Continue reading

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Computer is Back!

Just a quick post to say my computer is back and my files are fine. Everything has been recovered. Happy happy joy joy! I did take one, grumpy day to move all my writing on to Google Drive and made … Continue reading

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Computer Woes

My power tech is gone. My two screens sit blank, their soul gone to sit at Happy Computers to be fixed. I blog from my phone. How lucky we are to live in an age where ideas are not limited … Continue reading

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