Beginning of Fall

The summer has been full of events and travels and meeting people and all sorts of good things that make for wonderful stories… or at least interesting conversation. In the last few months, I had the fortune to experience the power of pop culture (it's a geek's world!) as well as sights that take the … Continue reading Beginning of Fall

How do We Remember the Creators of Books… or Really, Anything?

I recently had a discussion with a colleague at the lab about the responsibility of artists and writers and anyone who creates something – an idea, a painting, a song, a poem, a book, an opinion, even a meal – and puts it out in the world for people to see and absorb. We talked … Continue reading How do We Remember the Creators of Books… or Really, Anything?

Living the Life, Writing the Memory (Musicals, Concerts, Vacation, and Book Recs)

Every time I remember the title of this story blog, I smile. Tragic Speech Delay says it all; thank goodness for the disclaimer. Otherwise, I’d feel like I’m lying. It’s been almost 2 months since my last post… speech delay indeed. Let’s see. Why haven’t I talked your brain off recently, you might ask? The … Continue reading Living the Life, Writing the Memory (Musicals, Concerts, Vacation, and Book Recs)

Green Day, PAX East, L’Oreal, Geek Events, and of course, The Closest Star News

Hi, folks! Been quite some time (almost a month) since I’ve posted. Anyone who knows me “in real life” might chuckle that though I’m pretty longwinded and can talk your head off (especially when the subjects are books or music), it doesn’t come naturally to me to provide a play-by-play of my life’s events… Pretty … Continue reading Green Day, PAX East, L’Oreal, Geek Events, and of course, The Closest Star News

Time for Music

Who am I kidding? It's always time for music. Melody, harmony, songs, lyrics, humming, whistling, tapping, strumming... music is just storytelling if you think about it. And boy does it ever influence me in EVERYTHING I do. Everything. For instance... as I begin this post, I am currently listening to Low Rider by War. I'm … Continue reading Time for Music

The Closest Star has a Book Trailer!!!

Explaining stories through music, writing with music, dreaming by music... it's always been one of the most impacting ways to stretch the imagination. The melodies, the rises, the falls, the intensity of notes, the purposeful cacophony, the excitement and thrills brought forth by well-placed crescendos... I am very aware that I am a fortunate girl. … Continue reading The Closest Star has a Book Trailer!!!

Somehow the Universe Worked Out After All

Funny how my very first novel should be entitled The Closest Star then, huh? In the middle of a very busy day in the lab, a sweet friend of mine moseyed on over to me during a much needed eats break and commented on Book Launch Day (yes, I've capitalized it). To which I proceeded … Continue reading Somehow the Universe Worked Out After All

March 5 : The Center of My 1st Self-Publishing Date Universe

The following is what I refer to as good news (really awesome news) and not-so-good news. Of course I'm going to provide the not-so-good news first. The Not-So-Good News: The Closest Star will not be available on Amazon for the next week or so (5-7 business days to be exact). I'd like to consider this … Continue reading March 5 : The Center of My 1st Self-Publishing Date Universe

Almost There

As of this morning my very first novel is ready to be published on the Kindle. All I have to do is click a button. I'll be receiving a proof of the paperback in a few days. Chapter Samplers will be available in the next couple of days. Swag is almost complete. I'm kinda buzzing … Continue reading Almost There

Doodlers, Short Stories, and Writing Origins

The first things I ever wrote were a line or two here and there of random thoughts and dreams, usually accompanied by an elaborate doodle framing my entire notebook. Of course, this occurred while I was in class with every intention of paying attention to the teacher at the front of the room and that … Continue reading Doodlers, Short Stories, and Writing Origins