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The Stethoscope -III

I felt my holder’s shoulders tense as they rolled you into the room. The paramedic pumping against your chest barely pauses as your body is lifted onto the stretcher. Dark curls frame your face. It is a young face. Too young. The angry mark around your neck tells a story too painful to comprehend. My holder’s hands move to your IV, flushing saline through … Read More The Stethoscope -III

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Midnight Berries under the Strawberry Moon

I missed the moon! More specifically I missed the rising of June’s full moon. But that won’t stop me from writing about it, or from gazing up into the night sky every chance I get. One of the best things about the June moon is that it welcomes the arrival of warm weather. It is the Rose Moon, the Lotus Moon, the Green Corn … Read More Midnight Berries under the Strawberry Moon

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Welcome Spring

It might not feel like it to some of my northern friends, but winter is officially over and spring has begun!  I love this time of year, when fresh green leaves burst from their buds and flowering blooms erupt in a kaleidoscope of color. On April 4th when the spring moon rises, it will be a blood moon—a total lunar eclipse. As the moon … Read More Welcome Spring

Book Trailers 101

Book Trailer 101: Last year was a life-changing year for me. Without a doubt the highlight was August 21st, the day my YA paranormal novel, Troubled Spirits was published by Black Rose Writing. As a soon to be published author, I found myself thrust into the unfamiliar territory of marketing. One of the first things I did was to make a book trailer. I’m using the word “I” loosely, because my trailer was filmed and produced by Kyle at INHAUS PRODUCTIONS. It … Read More Book Trailers 101

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Goodbye Winter Moon

This year’s micro-moon will rise into the night sky on March 5th. Because of its current distance from the earth it is the smallest moon of the year, but for me it represents something big—something exciting—the end of winter! Many of the March moon monikers symbolize this welcome transition of the seasons. After months of the bright winter sun reflecting off the snow, some Native Americans … Read More Goodbye Winter Moon

The Power of Words

This post was originally written as a guest post for Sophia Kimble’s Blog. You can read the original post here. Words, whether spoken or heard are a powerful tool. They can transport a reader to faraway places. They can inspire. And they can hurt. I believe in the power of words. Which is why if you drop by my author website,  you’ll find a … Read More The Power of Words

Ghostly Guidance

This is a blog I wrote for a guest post at Roxanne’s Realm as a part of the Troubled Spirits Blog tour. You can read the original post here Before writing Troubled Spirits, I was a supernatural skeptic. Sure, I had watched Casper the Friendly Ghost as a kid and have seen all of the Ghostbuster movies, but I didn’t believe. Before I delved into a … Read More Ghostly Guidance

Finding Inspirtation

I originally wrote this blog as a guest post for Sapphyria’s Book Review. You can see the original post here. Are you a runner? Illustrator? Gardener? Jewelry maker? Or are you a writer, like me? Whatever it is, finding something to inspire you is essential to success. Your inspiration can come from anywhere.  For the runner it may be passing the woman in the … Read More Finding Inspirtation

The Moon of the Raccoon

The waxing moon is growing larger each night and on the 3rd, February’s full moon will illuminate the sky. Most know this moon as the Snow Moon, a fitting name considering the blizzard that buried the northeastern United States last week. It has other names also inspired by the bitter cold of winter—to the Celts it is the Moon of Ice and to Native Americans it … Read More The Moon of the Raccoon

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Memories of a Road Trip

Trip Checklist Take car to mechanic Snacks Clothes Extra copies of Troubled Spirits Kindle Books Papers for Work Toiletries Dog food Disposable urine bag Today’s the day. My car is in tip-top shape and everything on my list is tucked away. I’m ready to begin my trek to the Carolinas! Are you wondering about that last item? Well, there’s a story behind that… I … Read More Memories of a Road Trip

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Layers

It’s winter and everyone here in Maine is dressing in layers. My layering ritual begins with wool socks. The rest depends on the day ahead. But that ritual is about to get a lot lighter, because I’m be heading south for a few months. Leaving got me thinking about the layers of me and how those me-layers that I’ll be leaving behind will make … Read More Layers

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Wolf moon

I love the night sky. Even on the coldest night, if the sky is clear, I slow down or even stop to gaze up at the stars.  Right now the sky is hidden behind the clouds of the first storm of 2015, but I’m hoping that those clouds will disappear at least long enough to provide a glimpse of the moon. Because tonight the … Read More Wolf moon