Each short story or novel begins with a theme that I think has enough inherent conflict to build an engaging story on. GUNS, for example, is about the black-market trade in weapons. I had a friend who’d spent a career in naval intelligence, and he helped fill me in on that. Continue reading Welcome Phil Bowie to Creekside Cafe
Over 30 local authors and 100 titles on display at the New Bern Farmers Market November 20th. Continue reading Over 30 Local Authors with Over 100 Titles
Both of my low fantasy novels include a group of four friends, Kayla, Jerry, Sarah, and Nick, who have a mystery to solve. The first, Good Beasts Bad Creatures, focuses on Kayla, Jerry, and Grimalkin; a panther who escapes a farm and is the progeny of the Beast of Bladenboro. The Beast of Bladenboro was a creature who terrorized the town in the 50s. Continue reading Welcome Veronica Krug to Creekside Cafe
Books make great gifts for the holidays! Continue reading Book Festival November 20th
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The kernel of an idea came about thanks to my husband, actually his grandfather. In our home that burned David had a whip that once belonged to his grandfather who’d been a performer in a wild west show. Continue reading The Making of a Novel
Well, I have done it again. I have allowed myself to get so busy that I am running around chasing my tail. You would think after taking the HB 90 Bootcamp and following Sarra Cannon’s Heartbreathing YouTube channel that I would understand the perils of burning myself out, but I guess for me it seems to be feast or famine. For a few months I … Continue reading Welcome Sweet September!
Making your author dreams come true shouldn’t cost you your artistic joy. Continue reading HB90 Alumni and Sarra Cannon Fan