• General Thoughts,  Novels

    Thanksgiving

    I have so much to be thankful for this year. On Monday, I received word from the publishing company that Caroline’s Lighthouse was available on Amazon and the Archway Bookstore. Very briefly during the second day after announcing its availability via Facebook and Twitter, my Book was #95 in the top 100 of one of my categories. I’ve dropped out of that now, but I was there! Soon, the Ebook version will be available, which will be a cheaper option for those who wish to read it in that format.  I am thankful for the amazing support of my friends and family and humbled by the positive messages people have sent me about…

  • Artwork,  Essays,  General Thoughts

    My biggest fear

    Fear. It can be crippling. It can also change as we age. What’s your biggest fear right now at this moment? Will you have the same answer tomorrow? When I was little, my biggest fear was abandonment. After my father passed away, my mother remarried the man who would end up raising me and shaping my life in ways I didn’t know were possible at the time. I was only four, which is how old my daughter is now. I didn’t understand everything that had happened. I just had a fuzzy memory of my mother holding me over the side of my father’s hospital bed and telling me to say…

  • Novels,  Poetry

    Love me more (Taylor’s Song)

    This is Taylor’s song from my current novel-in-progress, Jordan’s Sister. The sound I have in mind for it is reminiscent of 90s Pop because the entire music scene of the 90s is something that my character, Taylor, gravitates toward because she grew up listening to it. It’s a love song with intentionally ambiguous lyrics. I’ve mentioned before that most songs are about love, sex or drugs. “Love me more” If you could love me more I think I’d run away I never thought that I would feel this way—again But I never want to leave this place I think so every time I see your face—I do I do I do— Baby,…