Author Interview – Karissa Laurel, “Touch of Smoke”

Today I am honored to interview Karissa Laurel on the release of her latest book Touch of Smoke, a paranormal romance available as both e-book and paper book. Tell me about your book, and is it a standalone or part of a series? Touch of Smoke is a paranormal romance that takes place in the … Continue reading Author Interview – Karissa Laurel, “Touch of Smoke”

Thoughts on Mortality

Decks pictured (clockwise from top left) Bohemian Gothic, Sacred Rose, Arcus Arcanum, Starchild, Tarot of Prague, Wild Unknown, Sun and Moon, Wildwood, Alexander Daniloff; center - Alchemists Oracle: Connected and Free, Celestial Stick Figures I'm inspired to put some thoughts down by a video Katey Flowers posted on YouTube of her year with the "Death" … Continue reading Thoughts on Mortality

Welcoming the Doldrums

Now that the holidays are over, we coast into the doldrums of January, February, and March, that long stretch with no holidays or long weekends (well, some of you get Presidents Day, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) that feel like they go on for six months, rather than three. Spring break looms for those … Continue reading Welcoming the Doldrums

New Year, New Focus

So the new year is approaching and while I don’t make New Year’s resolutions anymore, the timing coincides with a resolve to stop wasting time and get more writing done and submissions sent out, as well as work on the sequel to Revenants Abroad, and finish the romance I started and have been posting at … Continue reading New Year, New Focus

When Door Knobs Attack

My house is old.  It was built in 1957, and has had precious little updating since. With an old house you expect things to go out and need repairs/replacement. It's had lots of plumbing issues over the years (although the worst turned out not to be anything specifically to do with the pipes in the … Continue reading When Door Knobs Attack

Spirit of Halloweentown 2018

Fans of the Disney series of movies "Halloweentown" are surely familiar with the filming location in St. Helens, Oregon. We heard tell of someone who had come out from Boston specifically for this event. Admittedly, I'm not as huge a fan as some (not that I don't love the movies) so this was my first … Continue reading Spirit of Halloweentown 2018

Eclipse 2017

From my front yard, coordinates 45.5229° N, 122.9898° W And I'm not sure, but did I catch a solar prominence, top right-ish? There's a little reddish thing about about "1 o'clock".   It got very dim, and a few degrees cooler. Standing under the shade of the maple tree in my yard felt like night, although … Continue reading Eclipse 2017