Writing is like Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream

What’s the best thing about being a writer? This is a question I received from someone on Goodreads. And, the first thing that came to my mind was pumpkin pie with whipped cream, plenty of whipped cream. So, if answering a question with a totally absurd mental image makes one a writer, then I haveContinue reading “Writing is like Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream”

The Wickham

If you like Pride and Prejudice and Star Trek, as I do, this is a story I did combining the two. This story can also be found in the Wicked Wordsmiths’s anthology book, “Stories From the Stacks,” which can be found on Amazon. The Wickham “Did you get it?” “Yes, well, sort of.” “What doContinue reading “The Wickham”

Strange and Exciting

  This morning my husband came back from the post office with our stack of mail that was on hold while we were on a Christmas holiday road trip. My first published book was in the stack of mail. Having the e-book on my iPad was nice, but this somehow made it more real. I wasContinue reading “Strange and Exciting”

A Novel of Color

As November approaches, once again I am gearing up for NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. I recently completed an online writing course, Writeriffic, taught by Eva Shaw. There was an assignment were we had to write as if we were a color. I chose orange. I Am Orange  Originally I had other ideas floating aroundContinue reading “A Novel of Color”

I Am Orange

Taut strands of warp swallow soft fibers of weft as the shuttle makes its way through to create me. I am carefully removed from the wooden frame and then boiled in a mixture of roots and tubers, plants, bark, leaves, flowers and fruits, and then beaten against rocks to assure my hue. It is aContinue reading “I Am Orange”

Stories from the Stacks

I belong to a writing group called Wicked Wordsmiths of the West. I discovered them through NaNoWriMo last November. Hard to believe, it is coming up again so soon. A year of writing flew by fast. The writing group does a yearly anthology. This year the theme or setting is a library. Also, the nameContinue reading “Stories from the Stacks”

I Am Color

I am currently taking an online writing course. The latest assignment was to become a color and write from that perspective. Here is my piece: Taut strands of warp swallow soft fibers of weft as the shuttle makes its way through to create me. I am carefully removed from the wooden frame and then boiledContinue reading “I Am Color”

Short Story Book Cover

Along with the novel, “Jessica Lost Her Wobble,” I am also working on a book of short stories. This is my attempt at drawing my own cover. “The Missing Butler” is the opening story. It is an expansion of the shorter story that I had entered into the NYC Midnight writing competition. I only didContinue reading “Short Story Book Cover”

The Cookie Jar

The round green object sat atop a pink counter that I was too short to reach. I eyed it, particularly the ceramic lid three white cats that shot up acting as its handle. It always held a reward, usually store brand chocolate chip cookies. Although my mother was big on cooking, baking cookies was notContinue reading “The Cookie Jar”