I didn’t want to do a series. Originally Yosemite Rising was a two part book. I drafted Yosemite Falls during NaNoWriMo (National Writer’s Month) and stopped 10k words short of the finish line. At that moment I knew I had to stop. Anything that came after would have to be cut. As is, most of Book Three–thousands of words, 10ks… Read more →

One Year & surprises!

A year has passed.   Yosemite Rising came into the world a year ago to date.   It’s been a wild ride and I’m so excited to share it with you.   So the question is: Where’s the next book?   After completing Yosemite Rising, I took a break and drafted a whole separate stand-alone novel.   Then NaNoWriMo (National… Read more →

Notes to My Children: One

My kids keep asking me to write them a story. I spend so much time writing and nothing to read to them, other than other people’s stories. And I’ve tried. Let me tell you. I’ve tried. Each story comes out twisted, dark, too adult to read aloud to them. So here is something that one day they may read. Most… Read more →


Im still in the tunnel Looking up Feeling like I’m drowning at the bottom But now I see the light I know I’m in tunnel The water feels different Theres a taste in the air But I can’t place it Looking up the tunnel I know it won’t be long I’ll taste it Wondering how I couldn’t before Mesmerorized that… Read more →

Spreading Roots

Some things in life reach your roots in a completely different direction than you originally thought. This last Thursday was one of those days.   I read from Dragonfly, book two of the Meadowlark Series. It started as the short-story series Anna: unedited. I found that as I drafted Yosemite Falls, the next in the series, I had to tell… Read more →

Musical Vibrations

Music moves you. Different beats call to different people. Some choose to hear one beat, one type. Others branch out, picking a few that resonate within. I’ll try them all, just as long as it moves me. I’m getting too old to listen to music that has no meaning. It’s been so long since I felt moved. I can’t stop… Read more →

Waking Earth

Popped over to Youtube to put on some music as I write. I’ve been in the world of Youtube for about a year and I love the fact that you can watch music videos over there–total girl of the 90s.   There’s nothing like a song coming on and being able to feel the summer warmth pushing sweat from your… Read more →