Monster Carnival and Spring Break

Monster Carnival was fun as always, and I got to bring home an original piece of artwork, a signed book by a new local author, and some cool swag. I also learned that cold rainy days kinda suck for even indoor events. Next year will be much better. Still, I …

Okay So…

Things are ever changing in author land. First of all, I am accumulating rejections. Which is good. I don’t want a big head. Also, I now have two blogs, this one, and the one over at Twisted Candle Media to keep up with. Also, there are now 15 hours in …

Out With The Old…

Toward tomorrow~ There are a lot of reasons 2016, especially the latter half of 2016 were a challenge for me.  I won’t bore you with details, but I will say that things seem to be looking up for 2017.  Let us hope there are fewer big setbacks this year. In …

Clean Holiday Scents for Less

There’s no need to go out and buy chemical-laden air freshener sprays when you probably have what you need already… Okay, so you bought those beautiful whole spices three years ago and they’re still taking up space in your spice pantry. You thought fresh ground cinnamon sounded perfect, and you …

Finals are OVER!

For better or worse, this semester’s finals week is over and done.  Now I can focus on other important stuff like family and working on the second book. This semester’s been a rough one with so much going on in my world outside of school.  Here’s hoping that 2017 brings …

Sam’s Perspective

I was privileged to work yesterday on the set of RSUTV in Claremore.  RSU– that’s Rogers State University– is where I go to school, and it’s a school I’m proud of. I love that they have probably the greatest communications program in the state, and I love their brand new …

2017 Monster Carnival– Save The Date!

On March 4, 2017, I will be at the Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City for the 6th annual Underground Monster Carnival! I am so grateful to Art Sunday and the crew for inviting me to come and offer my books, bookmarks and book-related stuff.  This is something I’ve dreamed about and …

Blog Restructure and Other News

It’s that time of year again.  Autumn brings with it a flurry of fresh ideas and fresh challenges, and is always a time for reflection on what has been working well for us in the past year, and what we can change moving forward to make the next year more …