Category Archives: Writing

Bridges, Old Friends, and Possibility

Written during the fall of 2012… I’m not supposed to walk for exercise, but my dog is old, has been a good companion, and I find it hard to deny him one of his greatest pleasures in life. In full … Continue reading

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How to handle personal flaws

Do you ever wonder, like I do, about your flaws and how they affect your life?  It’s not the easiest thing to think about, is it? Oh, we look in the mirror and pick apart our appearance.  Maybe we even … Continue reading

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My first novel is published!

  From the back of the print version of Chasing… The life of a Chaser seemed to fit Ottum like well-made armor. She hunted and killed evil without questioning the path her life had taken – until the day evil … Continue reading

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Indie Publishing

After seven years of stop and go writing, intensive editing (and yet more editing), and several wonderful people who agreed to test-read, my first novel is about to be published.  Another project will grab my attention first, but I intend … Continue reading

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Ninety-nine Bottles of Fear on the Wall

From time to time I’ll write a short story and post it.  They’ll be diverse and typically I won’t really edit them before posting.  Please let me know by posting in the comments section if you especially like one of … Continue reading

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An interview with Stella about Mel Gibson’s new movie, The Beaver

(Just a bit of warning that this post is more spicy than most of my writing, but I hope you enjoy Stella.  🙂 ) KJ: It’s great to have you with us today, Stella. Stella: When you say it that … Continue reading

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A Kansas Tornado (what my dog has taught me)

The first time I saw Tornado, he was a tiny black bundle of fur wiggling around in a cardboard box, willing to give little puppy kisses to anyone who got close enough.  My boyfriend (now husband) had arranged to pick … Continue reading

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Being a Geek and Author Injection

I’m a geek.  ThinkGeek is a good day of shopping.  Where else can you get a t-shirt with a Ferrous Wheel on it?  Being able to research any question I have thanks to Google is awesome.  And I’m all sorts … Continue reading

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