Month: October 2016

Fun & Humor

Halloween Favorites

Happy Halloween

I’m a big fan of Halloween, although not in the classic sense of dressing up, going to parties, and hosting trick-or-treaters. (Although as a kid I loved trick-or-treating. Picking my costume was the highlight of my year.) As a writer of fantasy, sci-fi, and paranormal, I love that it’s the one day where my interests …

Books, Reading, & Libraries

Library Haul & Reading List 10/28/16

Library Haul & Reading List 10/28/16

Halloween is almost upon us! Oddly, I’m not reading anything scary or thrilling this weekend. I usually try to, but what came in at the library was a fairy tale and Bridget Jones. That’s okay, these both look like easy-breezy reads which I need since NaNoWriMo starts next Tuesday! I’m in a frenzy making some …

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Fun & Humor, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Bet You Didn’t Know That Your Toys Chose Your Career


I’ve been busy cleaning out my parent’s attic over the last few weeks. What I’ve discovered up there is nothing short of a trip down amnesia lane. Many of my old toys are up there, including a lot of action figures, dollhouses, and Fisher-Price play sets. As I take each one down and look it …

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Productivity & Time Management, Writing Tips & Career Advice

NaNoWriMo: 14 Years Later, Why Do I Still Do This To Myself?

NaNoWriMo Coffee Shop

I just checked my computer and discovered that I first participated in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) way back in 2002. It doesn’t feel like fourteen years have gone by, but obviously time flies when you’re having fun. When I mentioned this to a friend and told him I was doing NaNo yet again, his …

Books, Reading, & Libraries

10 Most Anticipated New Releases

Winter Reading

The shocking news this week is is that I don’t have a new reading list! I’ve fallen so far behind in both my reading and writing that I’m still working on books I posted in prior weeks. So instead of the normal reading list post, I thought I’d share the ten books on my library …