I Have Fantasies, Do You?

Today, we’re going to talk about my fantasies. Not those fantasies. If you want to read about those fantasies, check out my books. To learn about my other fantasy, read on. The fantasy I want to talk about today is the Grand Poobah of all author fantasies: Writing as your one and only career. That’s... Continue Reading →

Dinnertime with the Fam

Is the family dinner necessary in today’s world? I feel like my family is the poster child for the answer. Let me introduce you… Me: Self-published author who also works a job-with-a-steady-paycheck that is located approximately 45 minutes from my home. I spend half that ridiculously long drive trying not to develop road rage over... Continue Reading →

Writing and Vacations

My family recently returned from a cross-country vacation. We drove from Michigan to Dallas, Texas (nineteen and a half hours without spending the night along the way). From there we headed east to spend a few days in north Louisiana, and finally headed further east to Alabama before veering north again and returning home. It... Continue Reading →

Spring has sprung… Hasn’t it?

The weather has been a hot topic of conversation lately. Maybe it’s because I live in the midwest. Or is it the upper midwest? I live in Michigan, and a fair portion of the state is technically north of Canada — Ontario, Canada, that is. So do I live in the upper midwest or does... Continue Reading →

Into the Mind of an Author

I love it when someone finishes one of my books and asks, “How do you come up with this stuff?” I love it because I’m a talker as well as a writer, and I can talk about books as long and thoroughly as I can write them. This question earns an entire blog post because... Continue Reading →

What’s It Like To Be A Writer?

Once in a while, you get the question from readers, friends, anyone who isn’t an author. “What’s it like to be a writer?” It isn’t an easy question to answer. Some people are naturally gifted and thus feel compelled to write but don’t really like the process. Some people have already “made it” and are... Continue Reading →

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