Category: Life

things of 2020

So, you might think with all the things 2020 has been I wouldn’t do an annual post. I mean, really what happened this year other than sitting around the house and watching a lot of tv? Oh, I also read quite a few books. Turns out I also did one or two interesting things. And […]

January 18, 2021 | Posted in Life
things of 2019

2019 seems, in many ways, to have been a quiet year.  The sort of time that one is content to live in and others find rather boring to discuss.  I worked but didn’t travel enough for my tastes.  I worked out which was actually a lot of fun.  I spent a lot of time with […]

January 1, 2020 | Posted in Arizona, author events, Books, Helion Chronicles, Life
NovaTeen 2019

NoVaTeen is a book festival put on every year in the DC area by One More Page Books and a couple of county libraries (there’s several counties all clustered together around here). The focus is on YA books and authors and every year it’s a great blend of interesting, serious topics with lighthearted, frivolous fun. […]

April 8, 2019 | Posted in author events, Life
things of 2018

When I lived in LA I had this theory. I never seemed to remember exactly when things happened – if it was this year or last or three years ago. I decided it was because there are no seasons in LA and so nothing to mark time. Now I’m back in a world with seasons […]

January 5, 2019 | Posted in author events, Blogging, Life, travel
things of 2017

I have been abysmal at blogging this past year. Truly. I am making up for it gradually and it begins with a look back. There is speculation that 2017 was a jubilee year. Jubilee hasn’t been celebrated since ancient times (around 720 BC) so there is no way of really knowing. Gen. George Allenby led […]

January 3, 2018 | Posted in author events, Helion Chronicles, Life, travel
Two Days as Penny Lane

I tried to write this post once before but couldn’t find the words. Because it isn’t about the facts. It isn’t about back to back concerts. It’s not really about the music, even though that’s the heart of everything. Getting lost in a world for even a little while, letting friends create a community, living […]

June 11, 2017 | Posted in Life
New Zealand

The tale of an epic quest through New Zealand. It began at 7 am on a Monday at, of all things, a rental car office. Though it was May, the air held a chill bearing the onset of fall and I had a video to watch. On driving on the left side of the road. […]

May 31, 2017 | Posted in Helion Chronicles, Life, travel
things of 2016

2016 is a bit odd to look back on because things have changed so much. It feels like years have passed between now and March and yet, oddly, things in December are beginning to look a little more like they did earlier in the year. I know, cryptic. It’ll all make sense once I get […]

December 12, 2016 | Posted in author events, Enchanted Storms, Life, Tattered Heart, travel
Why everyone needs to see The Huntsman: Winter’s War

I had planned to do the first of my DIY Publishing posts today but then I saw The Huntsman: Winter’s War and kept thinking about it and decided I wanted to talk about this instead. Everyone needs to see The Huntsman: Winter’s War for one simple reason: so they make more. Those who know me […]

April 25, 2016 | Posted in Life, Story Courses
#AmCurrently

I’ve decided to occasionally do update posts that aren’t just for the entire year. I stole my #AmCurrently format from Cait at PaperFury because it’s so shiny and versatile. She has agreed to forgive me as long as I feed her lots of cake. #AmCurrently Writing Nothing! I almost feel horrible about it, but not […]

April 11, 2016 | Posted in Arizona, Blogging, Enchanted Storms, Life, Tattered Heart