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A Writer’s Journey

Happy MerMay! Enjoy this Anthology if…

Mermaids, Selkies, Sirens and all those mythological sea folk are your cup of tea. My short story is featured in Song of the Siren from Dragon Soul Press and I know you’ll love it and all the great stories in this fantasy collection. It’s available for presale and will publish this month in time for…

Sunday Spotlight with Writer Jessica Jayne Webb!

Jessica Jayne Webb is a Writer from New Zealand. Jessie published a fantasy novel we’ll get into below. She writes poetry as well, and is working on a variety of projects. Jessie says writing her book was monumental for herself and her family as both her sons have learning challenges. She is also working on…

Sunday Spotlight – Artist and Teacher Audrey Markowitz

D. I could talk all day about your teaching and how wonderful you are at motivating and supporting those around you. That is my experience with you, … Sunday Spotlight – Artist and Teacher Audrey Markowitz So Excited to Share Audrey’s Beautiful Mixed Media Art! Visit Her New Blog Site Here

Sharing! Musings

I’ve been consistently reminded that I can be absolutely miserable when good things are going to happen–I’ve become angry and short-tempered while … Musings

My Pod People Talked me Into Going to Class

Wow! I sort of took a dive off the deep end after retiring. I’m having a blast, but somehow, I’m using my brain more and busier than ever. The old cliché is true! How did I ever find time for work? So, I went to class. My characters (aka pod people seeded in my brain…

My Pod People Won’t Let me Retire!

Retire I said. Write full time, I said. Get up when I want. Eat when I want. Listen to books when I want. Go out with friends when I want. Eerrk! …My Pod People Won’t Let me Retire!

My Pod People Won’t Let me Retire!

Retire I said. Write full time, I said. Get up when I want. Eat when I want. Listen to books when I want. Go out with friends when I want. Eerrk! Wait, back up. Write full time? That’s work, right? Did I really think my pod people (aka book characters seeded in my brain by…

Creator Spotlight

So Many Fabulous Guests In 2023. April posts are up! Coming Next! January, February, March Were Amazing Too! See also my Gallery of Guests 2022

My Pod People Are Having So Much Fun at Camp!

I’m so glad my writing buddy talked me into Camp NaNoWriMo. (Thanks Dustin – You’ll get to meet him this Sunday on my Creator Spotlight.) Because my …My Pod People Are Having So Much Fun at Camp!

Sharing! – Fairytale Fun in Gardens

The two-tonne dragon head in Castle Fraser’s secret gardenIn between dark and romantic writing sessions, I’ve been taking little breaks of fairytale … Fairytale Fun in Gardens

An End at Barfleur – A Short Story

This story is a single journal entry in Book One, Ursus Borealis, in The Starlight Chronicles series. I found it rather fun to write a story within a… An End at Barfleur – A Short Story Enjoy a Historical Fantasy Short Story

My Pod People Are Having So Much Fun at Camp!

I’m so glad my writing buddy talked me into Camp NaNoWriMo. (Thanks Dustin – You’ll get to meet him this Sunday on my Creator Spotlight.) Because my Pod People are coming out to play! They like going to camp, and now I know this is the place to be for spinoff stories that I’ve got…

Preview of my fabulous April Spotlight Guests!

This month, I will be chatting with two phenomenal writing buddies I met through separate community platforms who happen to both love Sci Fi, one along the lines of fantasy, the other space opera. It was fun inviting the two of them for April and establishing this theme because not only will the format of…

Sharing! A Day Off from Writing: the Characters’ Relief

My pod people aren’t the only ones! Every so often I take a day off from writing. Not because I want to. I resist and avoid and cling to my desk in a desperate fashion. Friends persuade… A Day Off from Writing: the Characters’ Relief

My Story in a new anthology!!

I Can Hardly Wait for This!!! Song of the Siren, a Dragon Soul Press Anthology Just got my story Beneath the Prismed Light accepted by Dragon Soul Press! I am over the moon 🌝 … …… My Story in a new anthology!!

Gallery of Guests – 2022

I can’t believe I’m in my second year of interviews! So many awesome Spotlight Features I had to create a page per year! 2022 2023

Preview of The Starlight Chronicles, an epic, three-part fantasy novel

APRIL! Better weather – NaNoWriMo Camp Month – Retirement entered, full-time writing commences… Can’t wait to finish book three of The Starlight Chronicles! I’m simultaneously writing a spin-off story that continues where book three leaves off, which is helping me write my closing scenes. I love how this stuff works! Oh! And check out this…

Retirement = Simplify = Brave New World

I’m not technically there yet. Still 14 months to go. But I did it! I made the hard call to the boss Thursday. The day job was really wearing me down, like to the point of fearing I might not make it to the finish line. The thought of commuting through another hard winter was…

Sunday Spotlight with the Creators of Writing Battle!

Meet Max and Teona! What a fun conversation. I was so excited to go behind the scenes of this rapidly growing writing community contest phenomenon. Read on and be fascinated and inspired! An Introduction from Teona Once upon a time, Max was a software engineer for a large defence company and unhappy in the lack…

Sad Swallow – A Two Sentence Story – Fairytale Retold

Sad Swallow By D. L. Lewellyn In a voice that plucked at her heart strings, her dear swallow lamented, “All winter we exchanged stories, my beautiful Thumbelina, and it made my heart soar. When you climbed upon my back and begged me to take you to my favorite far away land, how could I have…

Animal House, You Say?

Okay, so I dragged my 54-year-old butt on two 90 minute college campus tours this weekend. That’s an hour and a half each time, for those of you that…Animal House, You Say?

Next Sunday Spotlight Goes Behind the Scenes with Writing Battle!

My next Sunday Spotlight (March 26) will give us a unique perspective into two amazing supporters of the writing community when we visit with Max and Teona of Writing Battle! We will discuss this phenomenal peer-powered writing competition, how it came about, and the amazing community of writers from around the globe taking part. You’ll get…

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