Book Review, Gift Ideas, & Kitten Update

Happy Fall! I hope this post finds you will with a cup of coffee in your hand, a book with a well-worn bookmark by your side, and — if you’re really lucky — a warm furry creature in your lap. All of those things are true for me right now, and I’m happy to sayContinue reading “Book Review, Gift Ideas, & Kitten Update”

Darkness Follows, Then Laughter Follows After

That’s how my short story, “Darkness Follows,” begins. With a drink and a memory and a knock at the door. I first started this story in 2016 during a Writers’ League of Texas workshop. It was just a page of notes then, but it soon grew into a full story. I titled it “Knocking” andContinue reading “Darkness Follows, Then Laughter Follows After”

The Ghostly Tales of Austin

In October 2015, I went on an Austin ghost tour with some fellow members of the local chapter of SCBWI. We met at the Omni Hotel, then strolled around downtown, visiting the Driskill and the Texas State Capitol and other buildings with haunted histories while our guide, Monica Ballard, regaled us with stories of sinisterContinue reading “The Ghostly Tales of Austin”