Welcome to my blog! From research, writing, and publishing to travel, adventure, and misadventure, I share what inspires me in hopes of inspiring you.

Butterflies on flowers

Creativity and Kinship: the Birth of WordCity, a Literary Journal

Snapshot of me hosting launch

A Virtual Book Launch: Facebook Live

Books on display

Wait… You Want my Autograph? My First Book Signing

Me and my Siberian husky

How Inspiration for Compelling Characters Might be Right in Front of You—or Curled up at Your Feet

Laptop and tea

Dear Emma: My Letter to a Young Writer


In Pursuit of Authentic Writing: How I Accidentally Became a Certified Archery Instructor