The Stone Circle

The Stone Circle

Not long ago, I mentioned Stonehenge on my list of things to see someday. One of my dearest friends (the same one who took me to Disney World a couple years ago) felt the same way. So it became the first major trip of our visit. My in-laws decided to rent a car, partly because …

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Missed Opportunities

Missed Opportunities

Book blurbs and movie trailers serve the same purpose; to hook the audience. They give you a little taste of what you can expect, just enough to reel you in, then they leave you hanging. Writing a good book blurb or cutting a good trailer are another blog post. For the longest time, it seemed …

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The Sleep Killer

The Sleep Killer

Insomnia is fairly common. It seems anywhere between 48-58% of adults suffer from insomnia on a regular basis. It can be short term (less than a week) or persistent (longer than a month), and is often related to anxiety or stress. Characteristics of insomnia include the inability to fall asleep, difficulty staying asleep, and sleep …

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Get Published Podcast

Get Published Podcast

My co-author, James, and I recently appeared on the Get Published Podcast. We talked about long-distance collaboration, self-publishing and, of course, Island of Lost Forevers. I’m a bit late to the punch with this announcement (sorry about that), but one of the joys of the Internet is infinite shelf space; check it out! Get Published …

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Medieval Guildford

Medieval Guildford

When company came to visit from across the ocean, we put together a large itinerary that would let us hit all the major sites. But when all was said and done, we had an extra day with nothing planned. It fell at the beginning of the trip, so we decided to hit somewhere close to …

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Breaking the Bubble

Breaking the Bubble

People don’t believe me anymore when I tell them I’m shy. “But you’re so outgoing!” They’ll say. “You never seem to have trouble interacting with anyone!” But they don’t know it’s all an act. There’s lots of comics floating around on the Internet explaining what it’s like to be an introvert. Until I read them, …

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Taking the Leap

Taking the Leap

There seems to be an eternal debate between Traditional Publishing and Self-publishing. People will argue over which is ‘better,’ with certain camps believing adamantly that self-publication ‘doesn’t count.’ I’m not here to throw my two cents into the ring; it’s obvious where my opinion falls. Suffice to say, there are advantages and disadvantages to each …

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The Elgin Marbles

The Elgin Marbles

My husband is sometimes sent to London for workshops. So when they sent him on a Friday, the night the British Museum is open late, we decided we’d spend a few more hours exploring its hallowed halls. A friend had already asked what we thought of the Elgin Marbles, so we made that our first …

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Temporary Living

Temporary Living

One of my best friends is a navy wife. A few years back, after a particularly bad move, she spoke to me about living life in limbo. She does this every few years; packs it all up and moves wherever her husband is reassigned. I told her once I didn’t know how she managed. She …

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Island of Lost Forevers Available Now!

Island of Lost Forevers Available Now!

I’m certain you recall my announcement from a few weeks back about the upcoming release of Island of Lost Forevers, my first novel, co-written by the fabulous James Abendroth. The time is now Ladies and Gentlemen; Island of Lost Forevers is available for Kindle! Buy it from: Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk, or your resident amazon address …

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