Washington Library Association

People who love books are the best kind of people.  This weekend I handed out Advanced Reader Copies, ARCs, of Serenade of the Sasquatch, to librarians attending the Washington Library Association conference.  I was like Oprah Winfrey.  “You get a free book.  And you get a free book!” They responded with gleaming eyes, excited grins, […]

4 Tips to Break Creative Paralysis, AKA Writer’s Block

I am currently working on Book Two in The Chorus Chronicles and while I have a terrific plot plan, I’m having the hardest time getting through a specific scene.  It is an important scene.  It deals with a sensitive topic, requires respect, has deep emotion, but must also have humor and fun.  All this is […]

Was it Bigfoot?

Number one item in your toolkit The most important thing you should take on a Bigfoot research outing is you! And I mean all of you. Your: Eyes Ears Nose Sense of touch And your brain You will use all these to gather data.  Data are facts that cannot be argued.  But the first thing […]

Want stronger writing? Try this!

A few years ago, I entered a writing contest through Write On The River that required all entries to be less than 1,000 words.  I had a story I wanted to tell, but it was a short story, so I thought this would be a perfect venue.  My first draft was 2,000 words. Normally I […]