Unexpected Perspectives - Updates and Upcomings

February 6, 2017

**Originally published in Semaphore Magazine**

The hatch door clanged shut.

“Everything all right?” Susan's voice was difficult to hear through the heavy static of the intercom. Ted pulled off the head piece of his bright yellow contaminant suit. He hit the intercom swit...

January 22, 2017

I will try and talk about this, though it may not be beautiful and it may not be perfect. The world is an imperfect place so I will allow myself to become one with that reality. As today is a nationwide demonstration of solidarity, unity, and peaceful demands for human...

January 20, 2017

"Will you write a social media daily checklist for writers please?"

This was my morning wake-up call from my beloved BB4L (Book Bitch for Life). Hey, I get it, social media can feel like a task x 15, especially when you're trying to establish yourself as a writer and au...

January 12, 2017

The winter has been long and I started the fall semester of school in a bit of a funk. I just wasn't ready. I was engrossed in my writing, after a long and extremely productive summer, and the return to academia felt bumpy, awkward, and jarring. Coupled with unusual co...

September 9, 2016

As a Twitter newb I was thoroughly overwhelmed by the huge and active writers community once I joined. There was so much to learn! So many hashtags to know! (For a whole bible on writer hashtags, check it out here) So many writers and authors to follow and obsessively...

August 25, 2016


Having just recently joined #Twitter I was bombarded by a swath of new #hashtags to learn and how to use them! I have consulted several online resources (listed at the bottom) and through my own experience, I have compiled a vast quantity of...

August 23, 2016

This year has been a year of writing firsts and developments in my fledgling career. So what all did I accomplish and experience thus far?


  • I went to the PNWA Writers Conference

  • I met literary Agents & Editors in-person

  • I pitched a writing project to...

August 4, 2016

I attended my first writer's conference! How fortunate I am to have one of the best conferences in the nation right in my backyard--in this case, in Seatac at the Double Tree Hotel. Now that I've successfully completed one conference, I think I'm hooked. The process of...

July 18, 2016

When people find out I've written "The Valley of Howling Wind," a novel about CHICKENS, the responses vary from intrigue to scorn. After all, what's so interesting about a flock of bird brains? Turns out, "bird brain" might be  quite a compliment!

As science reveals mor...

March 12, 2016


You're beginning to stir. There’s blood on your head, it’s a bad cut. Are you dead? I hope not because I would hate to have to drag your body by myself. I've been alone for so long. I am weaker than I once was.


You're afraid....

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