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I’ve had two short fiction pieces published, “Roundabout Protection” and “Cernunnos, 2016.” Both are available for purchase on the Salt Lake Pagan Society Journal site.

Finishing and submitting the backlog of short fiction drafts from the past few years is a 2018 goal.

Because I love working within a strong community, I participate in five writing groups to meet my writing needs. Some are based on write-ins, offering time to be companionably generative. Others are read-and-critique. Three are local and two are online. Ask me about joining one. The more the merrier!

I am (slowly and carefully) pursuing a personal fantasy: Winning a Campbell and a Hugo Award just so I can celebrate at a fancy costume party with Guy Gavriel Kay, Patricia A. McKillip, Mercedes Lackey, Mary Robinette Kowal, Neil Gaiman, and a cardboard cutout of Douglas Adams.

Wanting to win top awards for genre fiction begins with becoming a fantastic writer, a goal I started pursuing in 2014. Studies as a means to that end include somatic and movement-based writing in Elizabeth Schwyzer Smith’s Write From the Body workshop series, Writing in Scenes, taught by Nancy Kress and Jack Skillingstead, and many intensive workshops at the Santa Barbara Writer’s Conference.

My writing week varies greatly depending on projects. I spend 20 – 50 hours, and I do my Artist’s Way three pages or 750words.com every day, minimum. In addition to writing and editing corporate training content for Mesa Steps Consulting clients, I always have multiple creative projects in progress simultaneously. That way if I get tired of something, I can switch gears. I’m usually working on a lot of different things, from short fiction to novels, and film reviews to the occasional poem.


Recent Posts

New Release: The Body in The Bathtub!

Happy Friday! Have a new audiobook! The Body in The Bathtub written by Shea Macleod and narrated by Yvette Keller is now available! Bunco night seems like a safe bet, until someone finds a dead body in the bathtub. With her friends in shock and topping the local detective's suspect ...
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New (and used) Normal

Two audiobooks in the final release stages, a monthly newsletter out (before the month is over), and a functioning kitchen: January has been a back-to-normal month. (If you didn't get to read the January newsletter that launched today, you are missing out!) Still, normal doesn't mean boring: 2018 is new, ...
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Book Review:

Once Upon A Nightmare: A Novella of the Nightmare City series by P.S. Newman My rating: 5 of 5 stars Once Upon A Nightmare is a fantastically-paced novella set in a fascinating future LA where dreams (and nightmares) can manifest. The twist of having a main character who discovers she ...
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