Sunday, November 29, 2015

This Amazing World

It's is a cold morning but there is something wonderful about today. FROST. The frost left my front lawn a pale shad of green. No big deal. And then while traveling in the car I saw the frost shimmering in the sun. BEAUTIFUL.
Rooftops sparkle and the grass does too.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Quick November Update 2015

Hello Readers,

Anyone here from Goodreads will see that I stole this post from my author Page ;)

Here is a quick update since its has been awhile without one.

It is suddenly cold here in Michigan and today is the second day with snow. B-e-a-utiful. With a fresh sparkling layer of snow, the world looks like a Christmas card. It is hard not to have Christmas on the mind. I could do without the cold weather though.

Anyway, on to books. Here's what's new: PRICE DROPS. It is time to knock a few bucks off my books, both print and ebook. And all Kindle MatchBooks for the print title are FREE.

The Incredible Boy
Print: $9.50
Ebook: $0.99

Be Normal
Print: $11.00
Ebook: $0.99

American Princess
Print: $12.00
Ebook: $0.99

Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Eat, read, and have fun :)


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September: 2015: past and future

September Closes

As September closes, I am thinking of the past and the future...

Right now, I am still working on the same three projects set aside at the beginning of this year. Endless Rhyme, Justin!, and Rag Doll. They are all in some form of completion.

I have been writing long enough to know that some projects just take a long time to complete. I started writing stories when I was 16. I had fantasies of one day publishing my stories, but my enthusiasm waned as time went on. I no longer believed I would publish a story, yet I still had ideas and stories trapped inside of me. I continued to write everything down. Random bits and stories without endings. Finally, I had a good idea -- a story worth telling. I persisted although it took years to complete. It took three years and I did publish.

I suppose my diligence, persistence, and patience comes from many years of drawing. I learned a long time ago to never give up on a drawing. Sometimes a masterpiece takes many tries and many years to complete. At times, I was frustrated when I could not get a drawing to come out perfect. I was still determined to complete it. Thankfully, this determination and patience carried over into my writing.

Some writing projects need to sit for a while. I needed to step back and look at what I made. Often when drawing, one needs to take a break, step back, and look at the whole picture. This process will help to find flaws and help the artist to see where to proceed. I apply this basic technique to my writing so that I can see it with fresh eyes.

I am looking with fresh eyes.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

August 2015

Summer, Sun, and Schedules... 

     Well my summer has not included a lot of time with  me sitting in front of my computer. It has included a lot of me in the sun. So my summer has been a little unexpected and off schedule. 


Saturday, March 21, 2015

March B-izzzzness 2015

Hello All,

After a total of 60-70 separate illustrations, the new children's book is coming to to life. My job for the next few weeks is coloring. Coloring! Yay!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

Hello Readers!

It's a brand new year filled with new possibles and... new books!

Books, books, books... I already have a list of books I want to read this year as well as the books I am currently working on. 

As of now, I am working on 3 things this year. The Curious Boy - a picture book for young childrenEndless Rhyme - a poetry and art book for young adult readers, and Rag Doll - a story for anyone who has or once had a doll collection.