Robinson Jeffers Poetry

While watching Ghost Adventures one day, they did an episode on Robinson Jeffers' house. Robinson Jeffers was a poet from the central California coast - born in 1887 and died in 1962. Zak Bagans from Ghost Adventures read a poem that Robinson Jeffers had written and I was in awe. I went to the library,…

A Little Adventure – Lake Junaluska, NC

I've had these pictures on my computer for a few months now and I'm just now getting around to posting them. While going through them, I couldn't help but think of my favorite poem by Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken. Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both…

Making Time to Write

If you're a writer, you know it takes time. It takes a lot of time. I've written multiple books, short stories, essays, blogs, etc. And while doing so, I spend a lot of time sitting on the couch typing away at my computer. I type pretty fast, too. I used to write at night time…

Expectations Around Mental Illness

I've been reading Rules by Cynthia Lord and I've got to admit... it's a breath of fresh air. I've not finished it yet. And yes, it's a book for younger children. I try to read books before I give them to my seven-year-old son to read. Rules talks a lot about siblings, one having issues…

My Best Selling Novel & New Cover Release

Hey, guys! It's been a while since you've heard from me, hasn't it!? I know. I deeply apologize for that. The past year has been a whirlwind. It's been one crazy event happening after another - sometimes positive and sometimes not-so-positive. We moved houses, which means we transitioned to a new town, new house, new…

Ghosts that Haunt Me: Part 2

Here's another ghost story for ya. I've always been afraid of the dark. Yes, I'll admit it. I'm an adult and I'm still afraid of the dark. But it's not necessarily the dark itself. It's what's in the dark that makes me uneasy. Or rather, the unknown... not knowing if something is in the dark…

Ghosts that Haunt me: Part 1

You wanna hear a ghost story? Not the kind you were told as a little kid. But rather, the kind that are real. Life changing. Terrifying. (Wait, what? "Ghosts aren't real," you say? Then this posts isn't for you.) I'm going to try to write these short stories in parts. This is part one. These…

Character Questionaires

Hello, fellow writers and aspiring writers and anyone who might find this blog to be helpful. Beginning Comments: Please keep in mind that these tips may not work for everyone, but it is what has worked best for me and my writing. So hopefully it'll help you, too. I come to you today with a…

The Best Writing Advice EVER.

Two words. Brandon Sanderson. Whenever people ask me for creative writing advice, the best (and shortest) answer I can give is "watch Brandon Sanderson's lectures on YouTube." Why? Because if you plan to be a better writer (don't we all?), then I highly suggest you watch every video of Mr. Sanderson's lectures. It's like... taking…