So, I’ve decided to write a #slasher…

I often have so many ideas floating around in my head, and I’m never sure which one I’ll pluck to write next, but I’ve decided to write a slasher. Yes, a serial murderer stalking victims slasher. It’s a bit of a departure for me as my previous books have had supernatural elements to them. Yet…

It’s Arbor Day. Show a tree some love.

It seems silly to profess my love for trees. Who wouldn’t love trees? Oddly, I had a friend visit once, and she declared, “I don’t really like forests,” as we walked through one of my favorite forest preserves. I tend to think she was having a bad day or purposefully being difficult. Too many studies…

Dark Quotes: Poe, Alone

I was quite young, maybe third grade, when I discovered Poe on the family bookshelf in a bound compendium of his work. While my love for his stories took a bit of time to grow (they were a bit a slow burn for me), I was immediately taken with his poetry. Still today, the casual rhyme,…

#QuoteGarden: Trees, ashes

                “In a moment the ashes are made, but the forest is a long time growing.” Wise words before we throw away anything that has been a long time in building — relationships, cities, civilization. Taken literally, we still have time to stop the destruction of our environment. Just…

Food rant

If you’re at all like me, you care a great deal about what you eat. I grow as much food as I can, I buy organic, and I cook from whole ingredients. They are a part of our values as a couple. That’s why, I find news like this disheartening. Who is behind organic brands? …

#Otherworldly Words: Siren

All this month, I’m looking at less-than-flattering words for women. Next is that dread of all the seas, the siren. A siren is: Classical Mythology. one of several sea nymphs, part woman and part bird, who lure mariners to destruction by their seductive singing. a seductively beautiful or charming woman, especially one who beguiles men: a siren…

#Writing Prompt: The Big D

March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. This month is all about scenes that could be filled with anger or sensible adults talking something out. You decide! This time, there’s no working it out. It’s time for the Big D. Some people divorce with such panache it gives you faith…

#Writing Prompt: The Big Flirt

March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. This month is all about scenes that could be filled with anger or sensible adults talking something out. You decide! Up Next: Most relationships can handle a little flirting, but when your paramour gives all of his or her attention to someone for an…

#Otherworldly Words: Succubus

It’s March, and I’m continuing to look at less than flattering words to describe women.  (You can see why, in my first post!) The second word this month is succubus. As you can see from the illustration, a succubus is a type of temptress. (The male form is incubus.) Looking at the words this month,…