When I was eight years old, my maternal grandmother gave me a typewriter and taught me how to type on it. Both of my grandmothers worked at Arizona State University back in the day. Anyway, g-ma Ethel was my first typing instructor and what she taught me that day stayed with me until my freshman… Continue reading Once Upon a Writer
Hey. I know. I've been quiet. I've had a lot going on in my life. I'll eventually get to the point in which I'll share it with the world, but for now, I need quiet. I need distance. I need solitude. I need peace. I haven't forgotten about you, though. I see you from afar.… Continue reading A Drop in Time
One day I realized I was letting that bitch take my creativity from me.... Something happened several years ago that resulted in the loss of friendships, the loss of someone I'd considered a brother, but at the same time helped me break free from a cycle of manipulation that, under different circumstances had I not just… Continue reading On Writing and Life…oh, and a New Book!
I'd started this post last week, but then it became entirely too personal. Depression had reared its ever-so-ugly head yet again, but I've got a handle on it now and can write somewhat sanely about it. You know that edge of depression, where you're fucking teetering, about to lose your balance and fall over? I'd passed… Continue reading The Secret Life of Jinxie G: Part III
I watched The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (the remake with Ben Stiller) last night and thought about how similar to Walter's life mine is. I mean, I’ve seen the movie before and knew then that I am oh-so-much like Walter Mitty, but in subtle ways I’m different. For instance, the fantasy at play within my… Continue reading The Secret Life of Jinxie G, Part I
...or, my plans to take over the world. Wait...forget I said that. I can't tell you my plans. That's completely negating everything between now and my monologuing end (I hope it's a good death). *sigh* Fine. I'll tell you a story. Sort of. I write because of the need to escape the reality I've lived most… Continue reading Why I Write
...and my hope for you is that this year and beyond is prosperous and filled with happy memories. I started this post yesterday, and then got distracted by several things and forgot about it until now when I came to do something else on my blog and, "Oh hey, I started a fucking post… Continue reading Happy New Year!
...and I'm not in your bonnet. I'm super busy today and trying to get my past-due Vegas post finished for you, but I can't because this damn phone keeps ringing (I know! How dare these people make me work), so here's an image that I found on Pinterest of Tom Hiddleston for you to drool over.... You're… Continue reading Busy Bee…
The next night is Girls’ Night Out, and boy do I ever need it. Killian’s not happy that I’m running off with the girls, but he gets it. Sometimes, you just need a night out with your friends. Once the last gal—Lillian—climbs into our rented limo, we’re off, and I sigh heavily because my best… Continue reading Sneak Peek: ASSASSIN, Take 3
...which I probably promised you MONTHS ago! Bear with me, folks. I'm a damn busy woman. So, here's a second scene from Assassin: Book 2 in the Kick-Ass Girls Club series. The first part is here and this one is actually from chapter 2 of Assassin. ______________________________________________________ I’ve only been dating Killian for a few… Continue reading A Scene from ASSASSIN