Becoming a pro-writer feels like a predestined fate. Because I am a reader. Because words make me deeply happy. Because my big struggle is to find a few moments when the constant stream of imagination stops (almost never).

I have finally decided to just let my stories be outside of me. And it is a relief.

Though I try to avoid violence and explicit gore, I read everything else: flash, nonfiction, fantasy and science fiction, romance, mystery, literature.  I live, read, and write in Camelot, aka Santa Barbara, California, where I picked up writing again in 2012 for therapeutic reasons.

Thanks in advance for reading what I write and telling me what you think. If you love my work, you are cheering me on. If you hate it, you’re making me a better writer.

Welcome to a place on the web where you can do no wrong. I’m so grateful you’re here.

How is Yvette Doing?

I thought it might be fun to keep track of a few things and let you see how I’m doing.

Goal: 100
Current Status: 1
Goal: 1000
Current Status: 9
Words Written
Goal: 1,000,000
Current Status: 300K

enheduanna-final-cover1My Fiction

Roundabout Protection“, my first short fiction submission, has been accepted for publication! Find it in the inaugural issue of the new Salt Lake Pagan Society journal, Enheduanna. The publication contains 28 authors from many Pagan traditions living across the world. 116 pages of content, with poetry, book reviews, short stories, essays, and memoirs, volume 1 is packed full of spectacular new content from brilliant writers.

You can purchase a copy of the journal on the Enheduanna website.

Santa Barbara Writers Conference Outcomes

Some people go to conferences to study specific topics, focus on particular things. The 2017 SBWC didn't hold any targeted interest for me. I don't have a manuscript to pitch, a Work In Progress (WIP) Novel to workshop, or even something I think I'm terrible at that needs rectifying. All I ...
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“What’s your favorite band?” How avoiding bullying made me an agnostic reader (and music listener)

"What's your favorite band?" "I don't have one. I like all kinds of music." "What kinds of music, then?" "All music." "Like what?" "I don't know any band names, I just sing along with whatever's on the radio, the record player, the movie..." "Do you know [   ] ?" ...
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Dad Time

About a year after my father passed away, I found myself needing to "clean out" his belongings. I sorted through all the bits and pieces and found that I had a difficult time managing the detritus of his life. I had helped my father clean out his Arizona home when ...
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