Love of Learning Has Taught Me Well

Love of learning is one of my key personality traits. My thirst for knowledge was given to me by my mother who was always well-read, especially in the sciences. Non-fiction, informational books were her mainstay. Autobiographies and biographies were also acceptable fare, as were historical novels (preferably with plenty...

Making Emotional Connections Through Writing

Making emotional connections through writing is always at the top of my list of goals, whether I am writing poetry or prose. When I tell people I am a writer, I get the usual questions and responses. “What have you published?” “Someday, I’ll write something.” “I wish I had...

Sensory Details Can Bring Your Story to Life

“Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader – not the fact that it’s raining, but the feel of being rained upon.” –E. L. Doctorow Humans use five main senses, which are our key physiological capacities for data perception. However, in most early writing, there is a tendency...

Recap of Healer’s Legacy Launch Activity

It’s just over 10 days from today that The Healer’s Legacy is officially out, but activity is all over the map for this tremendous book. Here’s a quick recap: At brickcavebooks.com, the publisher’s site, you can pre-order a numbered, autographed copy for shipping on March 27th. Click Here to get your copy reserved! At...