On Writing, Writing Life

A Year in the Life – A Writer Reflects

"You always say YES and figure it out later." ~ Me, circa always Saying yes in the writing world is the story of my life. Panicking after delivering that yes is ALSO the story of my writing life. But a writer would be a fool to say NO or I CAN'T or I DON'T KNOW… Continue reading A Year in the Life – A Writer Reflects

Camino de Santiago, Writing Life, YA Lit

When You Finish a Novel that Consumed You

There's nothing like typing THE END at the bottom of your MSWord document. It is a distinct kind of joy and sorrow to do so. On the one hand, there is a great sense of accomplishment. On the other, you are sadly saying goodbye to great friends. It is the hug that wounds, the kiss… Continue reading When You Finish a Novel that Consumed You

Gay YA, Pride Must Be A Place, Writing Life, YA Lit

Pride Must Be A Place to be Published

My 2015 Young Adult Novel, PRIDE MUST BE A PLACE, has found a home! It will be released on FEBRUARY 6th, 2018 by MUSEITUP Publishing. This is the publisher that published my very first novel, SUMMER ON FIRE.   Pride (#PMBAP) began life as my 2015 Muskoka Novel Marathon novel. I once wrote a blog… Continue reading Pride Must Be A Place to be Published

Camino de Santiago, Writing Life

The Monster of Passion

If you're anything like me, your story sparks blow up while you're trying to keep ahead of them. Recently I began to write a short story for a contest I wished to enter. When I see local writing contests, I like to enter as a way of showing my support for the organization that is… Continue reading The Monster of Passion

Playwright, Writing Life

The Stage or the Page? Writing the Baby or the Embryo

I was recently asked the question, 'What do you like writing for more…the stage or the page?' My answer was simple. I didn’t even have to think about it. It was an emphatic YES! With a gun to my head, along with the pressure of having only ten seconds to either give one up or… Continue reading The Stage or the Page? Writing the Baby or the Embryo

Muskoka Novel Marathon, Writing Life

Postcards from the End – MNM2016

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the last day of the 2016 Muskoka Novel Marathon. It was a great marathon for me...after the first 24 hours of non-productivity fog melted off the lake of the weekend and the sun came out to burn off the dense terrifying nothingness that clung to my creativity like… Continue reading Postcards from the End – MNM2016