As you may have seen in a previous post, Azure Fire Publishing (AFP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit literary publisher that I am proud to sit on the board for as well will be getting a publishing contract through. We are dedicated to inspiring literacy through fantasy and science-fiction writing challenges and publications. But we would love some help covering the financial end of things. … Read More Smile and Inspire!
I created this blog so readers and friends in and around the world could get to know more about me – the woman behind the pages of the books I write. So far this is the event list I have set up for 2017 and 2018. I have 5 exciting events set up for 2017 and already one confirmed for 2018… Can you come … Read More Come, meet me and so many others!
In 2004, my paternal grandmother was laid to rest. One of her many talents was working with beads. This piece was handed down to me – it had parts that were broken, although the repairs would be minor they took me 13 years to complete. Why? You might ask…because until now I couldn’t bear to look at it without my heart breaking. Vera Dyess … Read More A piece of art – a piece of my heart.
Well, America – a new president-elect has been named and this country has lost its mind. Okay, we are NOT all going to be happy, obviously or only one person would’ve gotten votes! But come on, why digress and turn back our society so much. Here is what I have to say about it: There is NO pure race. There is NO perfect … Read More Imperfections
Oh, the how the mornings are getting brisk here in my part of the country! It was a whopping 48 degrees when I woke up! Brrr, I was not built for the cold or at least I don’t think I was! So the thought on my mind today is time management. 🕜 I know its way to early to think about but with the … Read More Time Management
As an American, I am disappointed. In 1989, I dealt with hate and racism. In 1992, I dealt with hate and racism. In 1996, I dealt with hate and racism. In 2000, I dealt with hate and racism. In 2004, I dealt with hate and racism. In 2010, I dealt with hate and racism. In 2016, I am STILL dealing with hate and racism. … Read More As an American, I am disappointed.
*writing prompt* If you were to teach as a career, what would you teach? Oh this is a loaded question… I have actually been considering this one question for some time now! While, I do have teachers in the family I am just not sure what I could teach or if I could teach. You see… I am quick tempered and have little patience … Read More What would you teach?
I believe as humans its in our nature to hold on to as much as we can. We hoard things, emotions, and people into our little worlds to fulfill us. When we have to let there is a plethora of emotions and many are just selfish. I talk about this because yesterday I watched my youngest child take an oath to serve our country … Read More Letting go
I wish I had paid more attention to things in my history & science class. Why? You ask. Well, now as a writer those very neat and cool things you did in Chem class or Physics can easily be blended into a story. As for history, well some of it would help with the work-in-progress I have had to research hours and hours for … Read More I wish…
On this day eighteen years ago, I was blessed with my second son and last child. Our life has been full of adventures and I’ve proudly watched him grow into the young man he is today. I am proud to know I had a piece of making such a good person who will go into this world and make differences in others. Mason is … Read More 18 years…
Have you ever spoken up when you saw something going on that was wrong? Were you scared? What ended up happening? My writing prompt from a new book – 300 writing prompts – I picked this up from a local Barnes & Noble while out with my oldest boy. So have I ever spoken up when I saw something going on that was wrong? … Read More Standing up…
People always talk about home… So what is home? Is it where you live? Where your loved ones are? A place you lived or grew up? For me its a mix of it all. When asked where I’m from, I reply “Southeast Georgia.” It’s as simple as that… but wait, is it? I was born in Florida, so that should be home right? Nope! … Read More Home is what and where?