Dusk and Summer by Joseph A. Pinto Available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle formats. The first time I read this book, it held me captive, curled beneath my comforter until it was done with me. Recently, it was released under a new publisher and with a new cover. Dusk and Summer kept me prisoner for … Continue reading Book Review: Dusk and Summer
The end of summer is rapidly approaching and I am worn out. Summer isn't really a restful time for me, like many teachers I try and squeeze too much into the school free days. There is really never enough time to do everything. Over planning and underfunded mean that most of my school free days … Continue reading The End of….
There are always people who will make it work and those who will make excuses. A witless quote loving person might say in order to inspire others. The world is full of false inspiration wrapped in idol hope. Everywhere solutions promise to be the last one that you will ever need. But need and want are … Continue reading Solutions
Thus far 2014 has been going smoothly, my resolutions are still in tact and the first storms have been weathered. Pages are flowing together and life is moving forward. There is another storm on the horizon as Luke will need to go back to the vet this week. A week ago he was attacked and … Continue reading The Pages So Far
Where to begin? The first sentence of any piece of writing is often the hardest. My first lines generally pop into my head and once I get it down on paper the story or blog takes off from there. Since my process is so organic it is difficult for me to just take a topic … Continue reading Writing Blood Child
Yesterday evening, I launched my first KickStarter Project to help cover the publishing costs of bring my novella, Blood Child, to life. It is bit scary since all Kickstarter Projects are all or nothing affairs. If I don't make my goal of $850.00 then I won't receive any of the funds pledged. So any and … Continue reading KickStarting Murder
Recently, I discovered that one of my favorite authors was ending a series that I have been reading for the better part of ten years. It saddens me, but I get it. She needs to me move on and it is time for us to let go Sookie Stackhouse and her fangy friends. Charlaine Harris's … Continue reading Letting Go..
The challenges of finishing Blood Child, a horror novella, have been adding up over the last week as my writing sessions have become less and less productive. Still, I am not giving up and will un-bury the ending. It is in my mind I can see it, but the words are slow in coming. So … Continue reading Working Away
Today, I am honored to present the work of Marshall J. Stephens, friend and writer. I am grateful for both his friendship and the talent with which he weaves his words. Enjoy friends and readers. Grumble These are the days when we say We could have done so much more The lean days, the poor … Continue reading Day 4 of Gratitude: Poetry & Art
Last week's unstated theme was obsession and addiction. My worst addiction is a life long one. My addiction to the written word began when I was an infant. My family read to me, my teachers encouraged me and in books I found the friends I was unable to make in real life. And it all … Continue reading Never Too Old For A Storybook or Three..