Thought you'd might get a kick out of this list. The books and media I checked out from various libraries within Pinellas County since 2013, when I started research for my novel, I Blew Up Juarez. Consider this the collective conceptual framework for a collaborative, technologically-driven society: Title / Author Checked Out Returned Strange Flesh … Continue reading My St. Petersburg Bibliography
Teachings From the I Ching 03.05.17 last edit 03.30.17 Chapters 4, 9, leading to 13: 4. Innocence Innocence gets through successfully. Though you do not seek the innocent yourself, the innocent seek you. The first augury informs, the second and third muddle. Muddling is not informative. It is advantageous to be correct. Enlightenment is realized … Continue reading Teachings From A Bull
I can't rant today, I feel too much to poet. My nieces and nephews are on my mind. But what I can do is let my art speak for me. As my voice, I offer an excerpt from my 2012 National Novel Writing Month novella, The Black Parade. It's sequel, The American Manifesto, was completed … Continue reading Smells Like Sulfur
Be proud of me. This is my 1st event flyer of 2016, and it's August. This represents a huge sigh of relief. A difficult start I had this year, but I'm proud I was able to recover within the 12 months. It's the Ishtar in me, I suppose. Can't keep a woman down too long! … Continue reading My Upcoming Gig
NOTE: EVENT WAS CANCELED DUE TO TROPICAL STORM COLIN DAMAGE. THANKS ALWAYS FOR YOUR SUPPORT! 1st gig since the back-to-back hospital stays. Admittedly a bit nervous, but the Bull in me says, 'uh uh sister, time to get back on that saddle!' So join me and my friends in merry Gulfport!
The distinct smell of National Novel Writing Month is in the air, wafting curls of pumpkin spice-flavored coffee, donuts, and fear dancing in the four winds. All of November, local coffee shops morph into coliseums, where literary warriors compete against the clock and indirectly with each other. It is a feat of near mythical challenge: … Continue reading FOMO on NaNo
Inside this anthology you'll find yours truly in both prose and poem form! The story I submitted is from the perspective of a social predator locked in a holding facility, terrifying residents and staff alike. Oh and the evil person happens to be female 😉 There's three poems dedicated to women in the throes of … Continue reading Just In Time For Halloween
Here I thought I had a sure project: a handyman I met through my neighbors eager for me to work with him on increasing visibility for his mobile business. Currently he's using Craigslist, but wants to get beyond that in order to attract a more reliable clientele and demonstrate credibility. That's super easy, I said, … Continue reading Sweet Lurline, Did You Just Pet Me??
My mind is so bored. I wish to be inspired. Help me! I'm having a hard time working through contemporary fiction novels as of late. Once the story gets going, I feel less involved and more talked down. Once the story reaches it's epoch, I feel a, 'yeah, so?' instead of an investment. Endings leave … Continue reading Instead of “Why Me?” Can We Do “What If?”