Sparkly

Sparkly

In the pagesof a booka story unfolds.In fiction,a truer truth? A truer truth—while speaking of fiction, a writer said that at a Bookworks author event. I can’t remember who (I’m sorry! We host a lot of you…), but that is why I write, to explore truer truths....

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Save the Date!

Save the Date!

Six weeks from today, April 9, 2024, will be a day I’ve dreamed about for years—the day I become a published author. No More Empty Spaces is a story I had to tell. It took years to do so, I’m proud of the result of that labor, and I hope many of you will open its...

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Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

Or more appropriately, listen all about it. I had the honor of discussing my debut novel, No More Empty Spaces with Suzanne M. Lang from Northern California Public Media on A Novel Idea. Our conversation delved into the creative process behind the book, exploring the...

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Card-Carrying Member

Card-Carrying Member

That’s right—I am now a card-carrying member of the Shameless Promotion Club. I often say it, tongue in cheek right before chatting up an unsuspecting potential reader about my forthcoming debut novel No More Empty Spaces, but it seems to me that pondering the...

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Notes From the Other Side…

Notes From the Other Side…

…of the bookstore counter. This is my tenth holiday shopping season as a bookseller, at locally-owned independent Bookworks in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It also happens to be my first as a partner in the shop. On January 1, 2023, Bookworks changed hands, and is now a...

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Giving Thanks & Holding Hope

Giving Thanks & Holding Hope

In the few quiet moments this week, I find myself … I was going to continue that sentence, but the pen in my hand simply hovered over the page, stopped by I don’t know what… And unlike me, I heeded the pause. Finally, I decided—a period after ‘myself’ was the best end...

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T Minus Six Months!

T Minus Six Months!

For this writer, the last leg of the long journey to getting my first novel into readers' hands has begun. NO MORE EMPTY SPACES will be published by She Writes Press on April 9, 2024. Pretty exciting! What’s also exciting is that it’s available NOW for pre-order...

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Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

I love when a fellow sailor pauses on the dock to tell me what a beautiful boat we have. Kagán, however, is not only beautiful, she is also a great sailing, and liveaboard, vessel. But that doesn’t happen without a lot of work behind the scenes. The last few weeks...

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Writing—and Authoring

Writing—and Authoring

I have been writing for decades, but I have only been authoring (which I admit may not be a word, but let’s just say it is) a brief time. I am contemplating the contrast between writing and authoring this morning. Writing is a process I felt a pull toward, like it was...

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