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 …

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 …

I Survived Summer Camp…

So, camp is over and I am safely back home where the hubby, the cat and the air conditioner live.  It was a bit rocky at first, but the folks there rallied about midway through, and we all somehow did survive. Was it worth it?  Oh yes. Will I do …

And So Life Happened…

Well, dear readers, as often happens in life, my plans have been changed for me.  It had been my understanding that I would be able to work from camp, and that I would be home on weekends.  As it turns out, this is not necessarily the case.  So now, I …