Getting Inspired Again 

This look is inspired by Seraphinara, one of my favorite characters in my fantasy fiction novel The Forest of No Return– a novel I’ve been working on for about five years now.  I got inspired the other day and wanted to take a character I wrote into existence on paper and bring her to life.…

 Strive 

Wake up and strive. Strive for more goals achieved, strive for more life lived, strive for more words written, more songs sung, more love given, more kindness shown.  Strive to be more than average in a world filled with ordinary souls. Strive to reach the greatest heights of your dreams and know you will make…

Are You Ready? I Know I Am 

    There are no limits to the love I hold for books and words. My love is boundless, endless and ever-growing. I can’t be stopped. My addiction, my obsession, my true love is reading, writing, books and books and books. I’m incurable.  My addiction is strong. It lies within me as my destiny, begging me…

If I Could…

If I could choose ten authors to sit down and chat with, whether dead or alive, the below would be my pick in no particular order:  1) J.R.R. Tolkien- master of fantasy and creating languages, characters and lands  2) C.S. Lewis- master of metaphors, magic, apologetics  3) Diane Satterfield- master of eerie, intelligent stories that…

The Gift of a Book

   My love for books exceeds the normal. It’s abnormal and strange and weird and nerdy. But it’s my passion.  Words strewn across a page. The crisp smell of paper. The mystery of what lies beneath a books front cover. The heart of a story that reaches beyond your mind and changes your life. The…

You Know You’re a Bookworm When…

    You know you’re a bookworm… 1) when you have to read the entire cereal box  2) when you read phone books for fun just because you like the sound of names 3) when the most exciting thing to do on a weekend is go to the library  4) when you can ignore everyone while…

Heed the Call 

Its talons sunk deeply into my skin. It whispered secrets in my ear, demanding to be heard. It wanted all of me. I couldn’t resist. I was tempted to do as it said. I couldn’t hold back. My feet went on, following its commands. My brain hardly cared to heed my wisdom. It told me…