30 years ago and 25 years ago today…

As a preview for April, National Poetry Month, when I will share more poems. I don’t write a lot of poetry, but I do write it when inspired. I wrote this six years after the Challenger loss. This was near another more pleasant anniversary, the first birthday of...

My Path to Indie Publication: Part X—Finding Equilibrium

Path to Indie Publication Series is a companion series to Marshall Ryan Maresca’s Path to Publication. I have been avidly reading Marshall’s posts since I discovered his blog. Read Path to Indie Publication: Part I. Part II. Part III. Part IV. Part V. Part VI. Part...

Vikingcon, Novella Cover Art, and other news…

VIkingcon 2014 was awesome. 17 newsletter signups, panel with Greg Bear, Jason Andrew, Susan Matthews, met Alma Alexander, Jennifer Brozek, and John Patrick Lowrie. Hung out with daughters & grand. Sold 9 novels and donated one for the WWU Associated Students...

Debuts of another sort.

Secret’s out. I’ve got my new glasses on. My hands look wrinkly. “Jes call me, grampa.” Poppy actually. Sitting here with Nonna Elena. Toasting the new babe with dark chocolate and a Syrah. Sheridan M. Musick Slater and Cameron Caya had a baby...