As proof that it’s been raining daily for what seems like months-it poured down on Houston on Sunday June 12. Silver Street Studio did lose power, and that’s when I left, which proved more difficult than expected since Edwards St. was flooded. My car is pretty small, so I stayed on high ground until the… Read More Pop Shop Houston Summer 2016
I’m proud to announce that my debut novel-a romanic thriller- ‘Blood On The Potomac will be released on May 21 through Inklings Publishing and will be available for purchase on Amazon.com. But right now I’d like to talk about another novel-my debut Young Adult novel-‘Everything That Counts’. In the novel you meet Blake Morgan the… Read More What’s going on with ‘Everything That Counts’?
I had the please of reading my poem ‘Snowfall’ at the release of the collection ‘In The Questions’ from Spider Road Press. You can view the video here.
CHAPTER 1 AUGUST 2004 It was my eighteenth birthday, and I was going to die a virgin. Not because I was sick, or lived in a war torn country, or had to hunt for my food. But because I’m a geek. It didn’t matter if you called me a nerd, loser, bookworm, or dork. I… Read More First Chapter of ‘Everything That Counts’
Here are some comments from two beta readers, a junior in high school, and her mother.
That particular car ride to St. Margaret’s was longer than I had ever remembered it being, and not just because I had to slow down for an endless stream of trick-or-treaters. I picked up Sophie first since she lived only a few blocks away from me. It took all my will power not to grin… Read More Sophie’s 18th Birthday
Before I fell to deep into despair over Chris’s circumstances we were driving down the narrow brick streets of downtown Annapolis. On each side of us were row-houses. Most were brick, others with wood shutters, and they ranged in color from cardinal red to snow white. You could see large Christmas trees covered in lights… Read More Lights On The Bay-A scene from ‘Everything That Counts’
That particular car ride to St. Margaret’s was longer than I had ever remembered it being, and not just because I had to slow down for an endless stream of trick-or-treaters. I picked up Sophie first since she lived only a few blocks away from me. It took all my will power not to grin… Read More The end of Chapter 3-October from ‘Everything That Counts’
I threw myself onto my bed and rolled over. My glasses were askew, and when I straightened them I saw glossy dark leaves reflecting the Moon outside the large bay window. They swayed in the wind and reminded me of my first kiss, five years ago. It was the Fourth of July and my parents… Read More Blake Morgan’s First Kiss
<At this moment in time, this is (in my eyes), the best scene I’ve written.> Homeroom was the place where the last vestige of freedom a teenager held was stripped away. Even the nurse was unavailable to me if I fell to the floor and had a seizure, unless I also had written authorization from… Read More My favorite scene from ‘Everything That Counts’