One Feeling is Worth 1,000 Thoughts

People have often asked me about my writing process and how do I go about writing my stories. My creativity arises from feelings. At first, I play with thoughts and ideas with no worries for practical… for the pure joy and exploration of it. And I do this because it unlocks doorways within my imagination…

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Beyond Gratitude

Oh what fun it is to celebrate the birthing of a project into the wider world! And like the birth of a child, the release of a new book brings a constellation of double sided coins. The novice writer dreams of publishing a great work, filled with hope of changing the world through their written…

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Voyage of the Templar Guardians Debut

Please join me on January 22, 2020 at Houston’s beloved Brazos Bookstore 6:30 pm for an exploration of Voyage of the Templar Guardians. I hope to do some selected readings, and share some of my tips and tricks about writing visionary fiction in a world filled with true crime novels. The Häling and the Scottish…

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Liberating My Inner Elf

As the eldest daughter, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, mother, and now grandmother, I have a LONG history of being a holiday elf. From my earliest childhood, I absorbed multigenerational traditions into my psyche and learned ‘how things are done’  training as a good elf. I was taught that the meaning of Christmas was in creating a happy…

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Arizona’s Far Northern Navajo Country

Amidst Northern Arizona’s expanses of high deserts and unique geological formations dwells the presence beyond time and appearance. Of course I adore Sedona and her awe inspiring red rocks; and I pay my respects to the National forests and parks. However, it is in stepping off the grid into Arizona’s northern realms that brings me…

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Authentic Connections

When does a sunset take it’s place in the larger scheme of life? After all, it is but a series of fleeting moments cast upon the giant screen of none other than the horizon’s final hurrah of the day. The sun sets at the time of day when most of us are dog tired and…

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Replacing One’s Window to the Soul

If you have ever had windows replaced in your abode, you know how may ways it can go wrong –awry — sideways, (everything from mis-calculations and broken seals to gaps and warps). Not only must the measurements for the window precisely match the dimensions of the exterior wall, but there’s very little room for error…

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Sedona’s In-Between Place

On this summer solstice, I am bathing in the stillness of in-between. After months of edits and polishing, my soon-to-be-released book, Voyage of the Templar Guardians, has been passed to the design team at Lulu Publishing, for an interval of rest on my part. I am also coming off of a series of several family…

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Taoism for Writers

Sometime ago, I ran across this Taoist poem, which  is a wonderful guide for living.  In dwelling, be close to the land.  In meditation, go deep in the heart.   In dealing with others, be gentle and kind.   In speech, be true.  In ruling, be just.   In business, be competent.  In action, watch the timing.  …

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Visionary Fiction Alliance

It is with great pleasure that I recommend a website that just came into my awareness. The Visionary Fiction Alliance! For many years, I devoured books and movies that dealt with transformation of consciousness, sifting through a lot of chaff to reach the kernel that resonated inside me that rarely saw the light of day.…

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