I had a Twilight marathon yesterday. I do it every few months. It always feels like I’m doing a spa treatment or a food cleanse or something. Relaxing. Fun. And always, as soon as I’m done with my marathon, after I’ve convinced myself to not rewatch them, I have ideas for my novels. I immediately … More Twilight cleanse
When I was growing up, I read these Christian mystery books about a girl named Mandie Shaw. They were annoying, and never really involved a real mystery, but I loved the idea of them. Many years ago, a friend showed me the movie “Freaks,” an old movie about a circus freak show filled with people … More Life is a circus
Lisbeth is a fun character I’ve created. I read a lot of vampire novels, a lot, and one day I just looked over at my vast book collection and said, there’s none here about a female vampire. One that had been that way for a very long time, the way men vampires are portrayed. There’s … More Pretty woman
I despise monotony. Doing the same thing every day, eating the same food, looking at the same walls. I have to have new. New furniture arrangement. A different menu. Seeing the inside of the grocery store instead of my house. Even if I don’t have the money, I’d rather go to the store every few … More Over and over
I’ve been in a creative lull lately, which is in part to the fact that my SO got me the Nathan Drake ps4 last week, in addition to the set of the first three games. Everything about the Uncharted series is fascinating. Granted, I play it on Explorer difficulty, and I still manage to die … More In a rut
Have you ever walked into a building and felt a rush of emotion you had no idea you’d feel? One time I went into an Episcopalian church and I felt a huge rush of inspiration. I wanted to sit in that church for hours and just write. I didn’t, sadly, but the moment has stayed … More The Emotions of Music
Naming characters is more difficult than one would think. I take names very seriously. It took me hours, literally hours, to decide on a name for my dog. And when I finally picked one, it was perfect for her. When I found out I was pregnant in 2011, I labored over the right name. At … More What’s in a name?