The Wild Mustang

This weekend I spent an enlightening day at a wild mustang sanctuary called Wild Heart Sanctuary in Park City, Utah. Anyone who knows me, knows I adore horses. They are my spirit animal.  Although my constant wish upon a star as a child to own a horse never came true, the cosmos smiled down upon…

Don’t be set in Stone.

Over the course of the past couple years, I have received feedback from critique partners and betas that have asked me if certain parts of my stories are true. This happened again last night when I had taken a part of a biblical story and expanded on a small detail. “Did that really happen?” I…

Award time!

My unpublished Young Adult fantasy novel, Vagabond, won an award! Click here to read a short synopsis. The thing that I anticipated most was the feedback from the judges. First, I want to start by offering encouragement to those of you who fear to submit your work. (Or fear critique and criticism in general.) Sometimes…

Broken Smiles coming September 23rd!

I feel like I did when I was six months pregnant and people would ask “when are you due, you look huge, when’s the baby coming?” Well, I finally have a “due date” for my novel Broken Smiles – September 23rd 2014! Six months pregnant, that’s where I’m at in my book publishing… only three…

Remembering the Tiananmen Massacre…

I remember the day… cloudless. Always cloudless, for there is no sky in Beijing. Grey haze of toxic pollution, equivalent of smoking seventy cigarettes, blanketed Tiananmen Square. We awoke early to watch the daily flag ceremony. The droves of people who gathered on the paved plain, was staggering, even at that early hour. Soldiers marched…