Seeker, traveler, birder, crystal collector, photographer. I sometimes visit the mysterious side of life. Author of "The Moldavite Message" and "Crystal Magick, Meditation, and Manifestation."
Stop Spinning the NaNoWriMo Hamster Wheel of Fortune
I'm a full-time writer/self-publisher on a one-woman mission to grumble about all the fake writing advice floating around the interwebs. Since w e’re on the run-up to the alleged national novel-writing month of November, I guess it's time for my annual words of warning about the writing life.
Brown Pelicans and Brinksmanship
“Live each day like it’s your last, ’cause one day you’re gonna be right.” — Ray Charles April 17, 2010, was an extremely breezy day to visit Queen Bess Island, a bird breeding spot offshore Grand Isle, Louisiana, but there was a boat already chartered and so we went. The boat was bouncy, and my photographs blurry, but you get the idea.
Did A Yellow-Crowned Amazon Save a Lost Language?
A while back, I was listening to an audiobook biography of the life of explorer and prolific writer/naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, and I came across a mention of his talking pet parrot of 30 years. As a parrot owner myself, I was left wanting to know more.
What Did We Lose When We Abandoned the Science of Weather Control?
Did you know the United States once had a President’s Advisory Committee on Weather Control? Of course, you didn’t. It was in the long ago-- so long ago it was formed under the administration of a president who got famous by first being a general in a pretty big war that our side actually won.
Pick Your Most Profitable Side Hustle: My Secret
The other day I made some throwaway comment about how we now have FU money and can do whatever we want. To which hubby made this mild reply: “We always did whatever we wanted.” All things considered, 1) he’s right, and 2) the fact we did what we wanted is probably not entirely unrelated to our change of fortune. You see, along the way of doing what I want, I’ve backed into a method for choosing successful side hustles that make a difference in our bottom line.
You Can Earn a Full-Time Living Writing Fiction
For several years now, I’ve been earning the majority of my income by writing fiction under a variety of pen names you’ve never heard of. And it isn’t anything special about me. Thousands of authors you’ve never heard of are quietly making a full-time living creating fiction.