Category: Short Pieces and Good Stuff

Episode 6 of ROYAL is Now Live!

[Edit 6/28/19: This series is being reworked for special distribution and is no longer available online. Please follow my site for more information in the coming months!] Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone for your patience as I worked to get Episode 6 of ROYAL just right! I hope you find it compelling and…

Update for ROYAL: March 2019

Good morning to both of my loyal ROYAL readers! Here is a quick update on this month’s episode of The Recipients of the Years of Amelia Layne. When I decided to publish ROYAL as a free online series, the first three episodes were written and mostly polished and ready to go, and the fourth episode…

Episode Five of ROYAL is Up!

[Edit 6/28/19: This series is being reworked for special distribution and is no longer available online. Please follow my site for more information in the coming months!] I am happy to announce that episode five of The Recipients of the Years of Amelia Layne(ROYAL for short) is now available!  If you’re new to Amelia’s story,…

Sirens in the Night

I can’t sleep. Again. It’s not horribly late, but it’s been more than two hours since I turned out the lights.  My spouse lies next to me, emitting his typical sleeping song of raspy breathing and light snoring as I wait for the chorus to end.  Finally, I reach over and hold his nose to…

Episode Three of ROYAL Now Available

[Edit 6/28/19: This series is being reworked for special distribution and is no longer available online. Please follow my site for more information in the coming months!] Great news for those online during Cyber Monday: episode three of The Recipients of the Years of Amelia Layne (ROYAL for short) is now available! If you aren’t already…

The Dyeing of the Leaves

I woke this morning to find the trees had grown weary of their summer looks. Green was so very last season, after all. As we slept, they dyed their plumage with the most vibrant colors—orange, burnt yellow, and neon rust. The trend started with one young restless and fashion-forward tree and swept through the populace…

New Anthology Release from Frederick Writer’s Salon

I am crazy-proud to announce that–after more than a year of drafting, critiquing, writing, editing, soliciting, formatting, and polishing—my writing support group has released our second short-story anthology! INTERSECTIONS is now available in paperback and digital download on Amazon, and all proceeds for online and in-store sales benefit the Literacy Council of Frederick, Maryland.