The Longblood – Virtual Audiobook Tour!

Get your imaginary passports and your actual calendars ready! It’s almost virtual travel time, everyone! I’m so excited to announce that Audiobookworm Promotions is organizing a virtual audiobook blog tour for The Longblood! The tour will run from Apr. 13th-19th – just in time for the spring sunshine! Instead of city-hopping, I’ll be making “tour…

Just Be Your Weirdest Self

“Just be yourself.” How many times have you heard that old treasure? I’ve said it; it’s been said to me. It’s usually doled out right before a big interview or presentation when you’re on the verge of flop sweat. As if the panic state is ideal for a deep dive into selfhood followed by an…

The Longblood Audiobook Update: U.K. Codes Are Available!

Hello, everyone! Thank you all so much for your amazing support for The Longblood audiobook! It’s been a wonderful experience so far, and thanks to your enthusiastic response, I’m already out of U.S. promo codes! I do, however, still have a few free U.K. Audible promo codes left! If you would like a U.K. promo…

Emotion’s First Law of Motion

Law One— Emotion will not move unless a force is acted upon it. Notions move emotions. By law, if we want to change what we feel, we must change what we think. The rain is just the rain; it’s what we think about the rain that determines how we feel when it falls. And it’s…

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! The Longblood Audiobook Is Here!

I love books in all forms. New books, old books, 1980s Fabio-emblazoned romance books, coffee table books, books about coffee, books about tables . . . But I love, Love, LOVE audiobooks! Seriously, I’m addicted. Every time I listen, I feel like Fred Savage in The Princess Bride. Worries drift away, and I slip into…

Fool’s Gold

What are you not doing because you’re afraid you’ll be deemed a fool? I have news; we’re all fools at one time or another. It’s part of the human condition. Embrace it. That’s a heck of a lot better than nurturing some idealized version of yourself, scrambling to protect it, and agonizing when you fall…

If Drama Were a Llama Would You Save It for Your Mama?

After last week’s post, I can’t stop thinking about inner worlds. And I don’t mean to be dramatic, but . . . okay, well, who am I kidding? Yes, I do. I mean to be dramatic. I mean to get melancholy when I ponder Batman’s backstory. I mean to cry at Hallmark movies. I mean…

The Makers of Secret Worlds

I’m sure you know who you are on a Tuesday in traffic, but do you know who you are when you read fiction? Have you ever thought about this version of yourself? Have you pondered your power? It’s a remarkable power seldom remarked on. It goes unrecognized, camouflaged so well some lives pass without ever…

Chasing Undulatus Asperatus

I was with my sister when I saw them. It’s good to have a witness—someone to tell you the ghost or noise was real when you try to talk yourself out of it later.   We saw the rare Undulatus Asperatus—the clouds of the Gods—on a cool Virginia afternoon. Cars pulled over. Strangers stood shoulder-to-shoulder,…

Why All Readers Are Golden

I don’t know you, but if you read The Longblood, you’ll know something about me. Maybe after, you’ll say you loved it and can’t wait for the sequel. Maybe you’ll say it wasn’t your slice of cake. Either way, I’m grateful because the cooperation between readers and writers is sacred. And though your reaction to…