No matter who wins when the final count is presented, a number of things have become very clear. There are too many folks who prefer a deadly pandemic over affordable health care. There are too many folks who accept a nepotistic dictatorship over democracy. Too many folks are okay with persecuting immigrants in a country … More Divided States of America
“Take your power seriously. Keep each other safe. Be indomitable.” Above is the ten-word signature line used by a character I write for, a young woman who was put into an impossible predicament and tasked to claw her way out, eventually turning her situation fully to her advantage. She was inspired by many women I’ve … More Take Your Power Seriously. Keep Each Other Safe. Be Indomitable.
Am I the only one who sees the irony in being a Grim Reaper cosplayer before and after almost becoming his most recent acquisition? No wait; don’t answer… there’s more! There’s nothing quite like a near-life experience to remind you of priorities and those I’ll-get-to-them-eventually plans. I came quite close to death a year ago, … More After Knocking On Death’s Door, I Redecorated His Office
I’ve talked previously about the inspirations for my vampire novel series, The Matriarch Vampires. The central West Virginia locations, Glenville State College, and the character nods. After shelving the original first drafts of the book two decades earlier, why did I feel it was time to dust them off and finally finish the story? One … More Local Color and Vampire Inspiration: The Big Easy