Prepping for Publication

One of my promises to myself this year was to release books under my name instead of hiding behind secret pen names. Having books out under my name have the added bonus of me being able to market them, talk about them, show my parents I am actually writing and publishing. To that end I … Continue reading Prepping for Publication


Procrastinate? Who Me? by Cher’ley

     This blog by Cher’ley Grogg A farm boy accidentally overturned his wagonload of corn on the road. The neighbor who lived nearby came to investigate. "Hey, Willis," he called out, "forget your troubles for a spell and come on in and have dinner with us. Then I'll help you get the wagon up."  "That's … Continue reading Procrastinate? Who Me? by Cher’ley

Step Lightly

By S. J. Brown Now that spring has finally arrived everyone is heading outdoors.  There are so many places to explore and discover.  Before you venture out there are a few things to remember.  Don’t forget your bug spray.  There are hundreds of little critters out there that would like to take a ride on … Continue reading Step Lightly

Mirror, mirror on the wall… tell me what the future holds

Futurists have a tough job. They have to predict what life will be like decades into the 21st century based on technological changes occurring now. They use their extrapolating skills to envision how technological changes will influence society – the sociological and economic impact on our children and grandchildren later this century or even into … Continue reading Mirror, mirror on the wall… tell me what the future holds

Ancestry Surprises

This post by Gayle M. Irwin I recently received the results from my AncestryDNA kit, which I mailed into the company just after Christmas last year. It took quite a bit of time to get those results because of the influx of DNA kits around that time of year; at least, that’s what the email … Continue reading Ancestry Surprises

What and How?

by Neva Bodin What word or phrase will I cling to this year in my writing journey? It must be inspirational (to get me going), motivational (to keep me going), and strengthening (to not let me bog down with discouragement from helpful and not-so-helpful critiques). I came up with the above question after reading on … Continue reading What and How?

Left Coast Lessons Learned

by Sarah M. Chen As I write this, I’m still trying to sort through all my emotions and thoughts about the crime writer conference that is Left Coast Crime - Honolulu Havoc. Every conference leaves me feeling both drained and exhilarated. As an introvert, I need my alone time. I think it's safe to say … Continue reading Left Coast Lessons Learned

Pings and Tangents

Post (c) Doris McCraw Have you ever had those moments where something you hear hits you in the proverbial solar plexus? Sometimes it comes out of nowhere and other times, it’s like you are looking for it. Once you hear those words, I call them pings, you can’t forget how they made you feel. Then, … Continue reading Pings and Tangents