MAD MOON

You asked me what love is once. I don’t remember what I said then, but I know now. Love is war. It’s two people wanting things, sometimes the same things and sometimes what they want is so drastically different that it makes you wonder how they got there in the first place. Sometimes it feels… Continue reading MAD MOON

Crimson Lake Road

COMING FEBRUARY 2021 from THOMAS & MERCER Guys, I love a thriller. Legal thrillers? Yes, even more love for those. This is my first Methos book and when I started it, I didn't realize it was number two in a series. I wish I'd known that before beginning because I enjoy reading a series in… Continue reading Crimson Lake Road

Catherine House

It wasn't until my second son was born and keeping me up all night that I read WUTHERING HEIGHTS. I can't imagine what drove me to choose it as my escape at two in the morning while my new baby refused to sleep anywhere but my chest. Sleep for me was only a memory at this… Continue reading Catherine House

The Great Alone

The Great Alone

By: Kristin Hannah I haven’t traveled much. The Carolinas in the Southern U.S. have always been my home and I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Not that I wouldn’t try it. I’m not opposed to it. I’m open to change; although, my openness is probably limited. Does this new place know how to make real… Continue reading The Great Alone

Pachinko

By Min Jin Lee "History has failed us, but no matter."- first line of Pachinko I want to branch out, read different genres and writing forms. I want to open myself to LGBTQ stories and what they can teach. Authors that don't look like me, love like I do, speak my language, are writing important… Continue reading Pachinko

Currently Writing: 4

  Two deaths, Joseph's father and someone else? Who? What happened?   Joseph, what do you remember about your childhood? Working, mostly. Helping Mother with the animals. I loved them, the cows, goats, and pigs. Came across a pig strung up one time. Slit straight down, top to bottom. Blood all over the ground. Tied… Continue reading Currently Writing: 4

Currently Writing: 3

Who are you, Joseph? A mountain river is wild.  It can wash you clean or grab hold of you and pull you under to the rocks. You got to be careful. Why are you telling me this? Because I've seen it. Did you see someone die? Death is everywhere. What happened? Can you tell me?… Continue reading Currently Writing: 3

About Currently Writing

As fiction writers, we know that people, names, places, events aren't necessarily permanent until we decide they are. It's through the work that we figure out whether or not we want to keep or discard certain things, whether someone's wants, pains, joys, deeds, feed the story or if they just gum it up. We see… Continue reading About Currently Writing

Currently Writing: 2

  I've seen Joseph in the woods. He's comfortable there. I've seen him running on a farm, a boy, young and playful, in the dusty dry summer fields. I imagine him growing up in North Carolina at the base of a mountain. In the hollow. The Appalachian Mountains. And I hear his voice as a… Continue reading Currently Writing: 2

Currently Writing: 1

I don't have a formula for creating characters. That sounds more like algebra than fiction writing and I never was any good at math. My characters are who they are because of a lyric in a song, or because of a conversation I overheard in the parking lot of the bowling alley, or I ate… Continue reading Currently Writing: 1