A compass in their bones

The sky strange

I hear new words

Book trailer! Misfortune Annie and the Locomotive Reaper

Misfortune Annie and the Locomotive Reaper is available in paperback and ebook from Amazon and other book retailers!

Thank you, JI Dorval for creating our trailer!

These little creatures can

“A work of art; and yet no art of man,

Can work, this work, these little creatures can.”

~ Geffrey Whitney

Photo by Richard Fogg

Aroused a wanderlust in me

“There came a day when the clouds drifting along with the wind aroused a wanderlust in me, and I set off on a journey to roam along the seashores.” ~ Matsuo Basho

Photo by Richard Fogg

All flowers look like fireworks

“Against a dark sky, all flowers look like fireworks.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

Photo by Richard Fogg

Shadow Patterns of Melt–Author’s Note Episode 2–Dishes

Episode 2 Dishes:

While fully automated or remotely controlled repairs to the exterior of a space craft are logical, I decided that characters who sought out the opportunity to live in space would likely take every opportunity to spacewalk–that they would relish that low swoop in your belly when “floating the dog” in a small aircraft. I know I do! Further, I also think that slimmed-down space suits would have evolved such that their control when outside a ship would be more akin to flying. While it might be wise to use a tether, spacers such as Nialla and Bishr choose to enjoy weightlessness and are comfortably, even gleefully, in control. Hooah!

I dwell in possibility

Bright Shining as the Sun–Kindle Vella Author Notes

Episode 1: Is it presumptuous for me to speak for Jake in writing this tale? Possibly. But his story has been rattling around in my heart for ages. I lost faith when my mother died at the age of 59. A generous hard-working woman, she’d suffered through surgery and chemo for colon cancer about ten years before she died, and received regular treatments of a harsh maintenance drug during that decade. Then, over the course of a year, lung cancer claimed her. Did I accept her medical prognosis and death? No. I still don’t. She deserved more time; so much more joy. As does Jake. As do so many.

As for me, I’ll end this maudlin note with a quote from Emily Dickinson who once said, “I dwell in possibility.” Here’s to possibilities for us all.

Reminder: First three episodes are free!


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