Strangest Google search in service of Story

Strangest Google search in service of Story

November 6 question – What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever googled when researching a story? Thanks to the awesome co-hosts of the IWSG – Sadira Stone, Patricia Josephine, Lisa Buie-Collard, Erika Beebe, and C. Lee McKenzie! Ah, you...
The Losses of Senses that Impact a Writer

The Losses of Senses that Impact a Writer

The first thing I recall losing was my haptic sense, the ability to field just one page from a stack. While this may not seem like a significant loss, think what a hindrance it might be for a writer who wants to quickly thumb through a manuscript. It hobbles my beta...
Why I write

Why I write

500 words personal essay, Orange County Roadshow/Podcast, 1888 Center, April 9, 2018   Because I’m compelled by blood. I honor my heredity: my parents and their highly literate minds.   Because my first fully-formed memory shows my mother and me as ensemble. She took...
Shenanigans vs. She nods off again

Shenanigans vs. She nods off again

I’ve never been a late-night person. What about you? For the past week, my husband and I have been decidedly early-night people as jet lag pummeled our spirits, bodies, and souls. What to do with early-morning wake-up calls, when one’s sleep spirit is on...