Life is Too Short to Be Miserable

In high school, I floated between a few “cliques.”  I ran track, so was sort of a jock.  I took honors classes, so was sort of a braniac and proudly sat with my artsy friends at lunch.  I was definitely … Keep Reading…

A Post Not Really About Valentine’s Day

I never had Valentine’s Day until I was nineteen years old.  It’s not due to some glamorous notion my parents had that Valentine’s Day was a “Hallmark Holiday” and chose to buck establishment.  The reality was that I grew up … Keep Reading…

Not Quite Astronomy 101

For my latest young adult novel, I needed to give my heroine a hobby with some backstory. I’ve always had an affinity of all things celestial, and thought it would be fun to research, so I gave her, drumroll please… … Keep Reading…

Author Interview: B. L. Bates

I’m pleased to welcome author B. L. Bates to TL’s DreamWorld.  Growing up reading speculative fiction, B. L. Bates received a BS in electrical engineering and worked for several years in the computer industry. When a head injury left her … Keep Reading…

The Story of a Flaming Heart

Writing has a lot to do with the flames of passion.  There’s the passion for the craft and path to publication.  Why else would one embark on an uphill journey with tons of boulders rolling down the mountain toward you?  … Keep Reading…