Being a Writer and an Introvert

This is a topic that has been on my mind a lot lately. As I expand my online presence as a writer, and push my career forward, I have had to make a lot of changes, and forget about my comfort level. I’m not quite sure how a field that has evolved to require authors […]

Research and Fiction

When it comes to¬†writing a fiction novel, not everyone may realize the amount of research that goes into it. While a fiction story is made up, it is based on a common world we share. That means that while the plot may be fictitious, the world in which it takes place is not. There are […]

Cover Letters for Literary Magazines

Cover letters are the first impression a writer makes on an editor at a literary magazine. I’m going to tell you how to write one, so you don’t ruin your chances of getting published before the editor has a chance to read your work. A cover letter to a literary magazine¬†may be the simplest thing […]

Traveling and Inspiration

I recently returned from a trip to North Carolina, and every time I get the opportunity to travel outside of my home state I feel so inspired. Let me start by explaining that I live in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains, which is a cute way of saying that we get a lot of […]


Wooden planks riddled the beach protruding like tombstones.   A hastily made fire signal stood ready, a sentinel on the hill, stretching out into the blue expanse.   I watch a ship sail into view so close I think I could whisper and be heard, but I drop the torch in the sand leaving my […]