It's Friday again! This story is a little more upbeat than last week's story. I personally needed to write something a little happier since that one was pretty heavy. Sometimes we just really need someone on our side. Prompt: "I'm going to pretend that didn't happen." Emilianna threw her socks at the door, … Continue reading Writing Prompt: The Best Birthday Ever
Well, my friends. I did it. One year after my decision to take writing seriously, I am published in a short story anthology. We, the authors, are doing a SUPER FUN book release party on March 24th and we'd LOVE for you to join us. There will be some fun, some games, chances to win … Continue reading Heart of a Child: I’m PUBLISHED!
Time to meet another author friend of mine whose DEBUT NOVEL is coming out in just a couple weeks, on March 27th! I am so excited for this AND I've been able to read the book but.... YOU will have to wait to see what I think about it until next week. I know, bummer … Continue reading Meet the Author: A.M. Deese
It's Friday and time to share stories with you! This is one of the more serious stories I've written and I am SO thankful for my writer's group because I reached a point where I had no idea what to do next. I'm not familiar with police protocol (which is probably still VERY evident), and … Continue reading Writing Prompt: Sleep, Little Baby
Short post today: I want to PERSONALLY invite you to my author page where I will be doing a facebook live reading of some of my short stories. You'll probably recognize them if you've been reading the Friday shorts, but hearing them read out loud will be VERY fun! Details When: Sunday, March 11th Time: … Continue reading Facebook LIVE reading!!
What the book is about: Franka Gerber finds an unconscious airman in a Luftwaffe uniform in December of 1943 in Nazi Germany. As a trained nurse, she takes him to her family's isolated cabin in the Black Forest. When he wakes, they struggle to trust each other with truth that could endanger their own lives … Continue reading Book Review: White Rose Black Forest by Eoin Dempsey
It's FRIDAY, the day I share my writing! I work three nights a week and lately, I've been driving home in the dark and snowy weather. Some nights, it's not so bad, others, not so good. This is my somewhat humorous poetic take. Prompt: I survived the cold Feel free to write something of your … Continue reading Writing Prompt: I Survived the Cold
Last week, I shared a post about two different kinds of critiquing and the term I apparently made up called in-line critiquing. I have met a number of writers who are unfamiliar with the comment features on two common writing and sharing programs - Microsoft Word and Google Docs - so I want to do … Continue reading In-Line Critiquing in Word and Docs
What it's about: This huge fantasy story follows the story of Shea Ohmsford and his brother, Flick, as they are thrown headlong into a race to save the world from the advance of the dreaded and evil Warlock Lord. What I liked: The characters - each character has his place in the story and adds … Continue reading What I’m Reading: The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
It's Friday! The day I show off some of my own writing chops. Happy 100th post, too! Hard to believe I have 100 of these puppies under my belt and that it took me nearly a year to get there. Thankfully, you're not getting rid of me THAT easily, oh no. 200 will come MUCH … Continue reading Poetry: Ode to the Writer