Garden of Belonging

Parched, cracked slabs of grey-brown earth reaching to a brown-grey horizon. Desolate expanse of lifelessness. Helpless, hopeless, barren, alone. A curled figure sits on the ground, knees drawn to her chest—a fragile shell encasing a broken soul. A faint sound. A vibration through the infertile terrain. A second figure approaching. At his step, moisture bubbles … Read more

The End of the Trilogy

I drafted the final scene of the final book of the Forgotten King trilogy today. It feels strange. Do you know that listless, bittersweet feeling you have when you finish reading a great book? You’ve invested so much emotionally into the characters and their lives, it’s hard to say goodbye. Finishing writing a book, especially … Read more

Book Reviews: A Gift for Self-published Authors

For self-published authors, marketing is not easy. We need to sell the vision—the story, the characters, the world—we put so much of our heart and soul into with a very limited budget. Authors with greater resources can afford to buy advertising, but most of us don’t have that luxury. So, we have to market to … Read more

Personal Political & Social Views: Accountability

“Who am I to judge?” This is a statement you have likely heard many times. Often it’s spoken by someone who judges without a second thought, until they are caught making an error in judgment. Judgments are a reality of life. We all make them. We all need to make them. They range from the … Read more

I Control Time (a poem)

I control time. The hands of the clock surrender to my fingers. Forward and backward, inside-out and outside-in. The past is the future and the present is timeless. Actions of today become feats of a past year. Words understood before they are spoken. Thoughts and feelings erased from existence. Time measured and time felt. Time … Read more