Cafe Lizard: Flash Fiction Ghost Story

It was a hot summer. Rust-colored rocks and dirt met dark green cactuses and brush. Sal’s staff enjoyed the lull in customers and prepared for dinner “Cheryl, get over here and look at this!” Beth waved the fellow waitress over and pulled a scarf from her head, letting curly white hair spring free. “What is... Continue Reading →

Public Speaking Terrifies Me

Here are some quick facts about me that you may have already picked up on if you’ve looked through older blogs posts. The first is I have social anxiety, and at times it crippled me to where I couldn’t go into public places without a buddy. This lasted for about six years of my life.... Continue Reading →

Book Cover Design Ideas   

Screwing around with art is much more fun than editing my WIP, especially when, like me, you have written yourself into a corner. Stuck between what the hell am I doing and that sounds horrific, I’m at a part of my novel that seems like it’s one climactic scene after another. It’s causing me to... Continue Reading →

Sweet Birthday Baby

It happened. The earth goes around the sun one more time and I turned forty-two. Last year I posted a note about my birthday. It’s dark and I’m scared of who I was. I talked about how trapped and lonely I felt. This year it was all very different. We hired a sitter and went... Continue Reading →

I Write Everyday, Against All Odds

Someone once told me that a writer should write EVERY SINGLE DAY. At first, I thought it was impossible. Today, I realize this passion I’m trying to grow can’t do so without effort. At this very moment, I am writing at my son’s Ninja Warrior Training course he takes every week. He gets mad though,... Continue Reading →

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