Random, Reflection, The Code Series, Writer-Not-Author

There is Snow

Natalia learned how to muffle her crying, how to put on a mask that said to the rest of the world I am a well-adjusted individual. Pay no attention to me. Winter isn't like I remember it. When I was a youngun' in Kelowna I remember heaps of snow that dominated the world. They peaked… Continue reading There is Snow

Photo by Nancy Wong, 1977
Podcast, Random, Reflection, The Code Series, Uncategorized, Writer-Not-Author

Let’s Talk About Cults

Or more, let me introduce you to my new favorite obsession. Three years ago it was biker gangs, last year it was viruses. This year is the year of cults, and I am so giddy that my astral cocoon is fit to burst! I've been busy working on Book 3 (reminder, you can buy books… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Cults

Random, The Code Series, Writer-Not-Author

The Skeletal Bird – Now Available!

This post is an unfortunate month late, but that is what happens when you try to balance work with writing and a whole other sundry of fun activities! Book 2 of The Code Series is now available for purchase at the finest Amazon retailer near you! That includes Kindle (Huzzah!) I'm very proud of the… Continue reading The Skeletal Bird – Now Available!

Podcast, Random, Reflection, The Code Series, Writer-Not-Author

Happy New Year – Introducing the Idiomatic Podcast (Coming Soon)

I haven't met some of my closest friends in person. I've only spoken to one or two of them through Skype, and another handful on text message. But I love them.I love talking to them about writing and reading and the triumphs and failures of the craft. And for a while I've been playing with… Continue reading Happy New Year – Introducing the Idiomatic Podcast (Coming Soon)

Reflection, The Code Series, Writer-Not-Author

The Code, Book 2: The Skeletal Bird – Coming Soonish

I'm not sure what it is about November. Perhaps it has something to do with NaNoWriMo, which I unfortunately bailed on this year. Or perhaps it is the fact that it is also Extra Life (which was a grand success this year.) Something about November forces my writing to a complete halt. I want to write.… Continue reading The Code, Book 2: The Skeletal Bird – Coming Soonish

Reflection, The Code Series, Writer-Not-Author

Fractals

She was built of fractals that continued to break down, leaving behind smaller halves of the same person. Several days ago I finished the second draft of Book 2 of The Code Series. It was a little surreal. I've spoken before about earworms, and how some idea can get nestled down into your skull and refuse… Continue reading Fractals

Reflection, Writer-Not-Author

Meet My (Writing) Family

A few days ago it was National Book Lovers Day. I had the intention of making a blog post to shamelessly self-promote myself, but as with all things, life got in the way and I failed amazingly well. I did, however spend some time contemplating my writing journey, silly as it was. I thought about… Continue reading Meet My (Writing) Family

Open Letter, Reflection, Writer-Not-Author

An Open Letter to John Connolly

Dear John Connolly, I'll be the first to admit, I should be busy reading A Time of Torment, which was just (mercifully) released in North America. There is a bonus working in a book store, even if it is a mass retailer. The moment I realized Torment was released I was able to leave our lunch room and… Continue reading An Open Letter to John Connolly

Random, Reflection, The Code Series, Writer-Not-Author

The Magical World of Commerce

I wouldn't say I'm burnt out by writing; far from it. If anything, I have more drive than ever to get back into book 2 since I completely redid the entire damn plot. The problem is I have other responsibilities. I have work, book club, cleaning the house, taking care of the pets, laundry, beta reading,… Continue reading The Magical World of Commerce

Reflection, Satire, The Code Series, Writer-Not-Author

The Wicked Earworms: Part Deux

So, ha-ha, funny story. Ha, oh boy. Remember... hahah, remember how I finished the draft of Book 2 and it was like, Woaaa, draft done in record time! Hooray! I may have been jumping the gun a tiny bit on that. Not that I was displeased with how Book 2 worked out. It followed my previously… Continue reading The Wicked Earworms: Part Deux