La Jolla Writer’s Conference 2016

Wow. What a weekend! It was wonderful seeing so many familiar faces from last year’s La Jolla Writer’s Conference and getting to know some new ones. Even the faculty are always so personable, several remembered me from last year and asked about my writing....

Back In The Saddle Again

I know. My title is beyond cliche, but it’s too apropos not to use. After months of research, outlining, and backstory writing, I have at last begun the first draft of my next novel. It feels so good I could almost sing that corny song aloud. (Although,...

The Fog of Fear

I sat frozen with my fingers over the keys for several minutes before forcing myself to type this.  Where to start…. I came home from my first writer’s conference inspired and determined and just a touch terrified. I threw myself into developing my career...

Becoming A Writer

Although I realized at a young age that my brain worked very differently from others, it took me a surprisingly long time to figure out that I was a writer. In hindsight I can see the clues. In the 4th or 5th Grade I entered a poetry contest with the theme...

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