• SCBWI 2017

    Apparently, there is a saying amoungst the SCWBI community that I was unaware of:   "Selling a first book takes ten years"     Really? This was surprising and yet, when

  • Star so Bright

    Probably the cheapest decoration on the tree, but it dangles and sways in the fan breeze, catching the light just so, and draws attention. I have been pondering that extra large star so long

  • Haiku

    So what is a Haiku? Allow me to explain within a Haiku, using three lines with syllables arranging in numbers of 5/7/5:   To write a few words to explain a moment in life Precise and

  • PMS

    Pee em ess, What a mess! Unwarranted stress Compressed duress Hormonal vortrex Emotional perplex Seems endless But it's not Dot dot

  • Too Busy

    Pastor Doug quoted this at church today: "If Satan can't make you bad, he'll make you busy." by Dr. Woodrow Kroll Revisiting

  • The Query

    The story I have been working on for quite a while decided, out of the blue, that today was the day that it was ready to get out there. It was like releasing an animal back into the wild - free

  • SCBWI 2016

    Top takeaways from two of the speakers at the SCBWI Miami 2016 Johnathan Mayberry writing is the art of crafting an intimate conversation between writer and reader publishing is selling

  • I have found my niche’!

    SCBWI Conference 2016: in talking to Christian Trimmer in BOOKS & BOOKS, Miami, I found my niche'. One of the biggest questions I had for myself was: "Where do I fit in?" Most of my

  • The Art of Work

    Jeff Goins mentored me through his book, 'The Art of Work'. It all makes so much sense once you've read it and can see how God has brought you to where you are right now and gives you the tools to

  • Reality Check

    OK, so I had the brainwave, the new year's resolution to write one story a night...yeah right! I had scoffed at the one and only story that I had managed to write a few years ago...but now,