New stories

You can now read my short story, Dad's expiration date, on CafeLit. A ten-year-old boy, Max, who's always lived only with his mother suddenly meets his father. But there is something odd about him and Max has a sinking feeling that things will not end well. The last issue of Vine Leaves Journal, including my …

Girl coders

Coding is such a cool skill to have. But I've never been very mathy and I'm afraid I'm hopeless with this sort of thing. So for those of us who don't know the first thing about programming, fiction books are the only way to enjoy this super power vicariously. Here's my list of great children's …

It's always so much fun to pick other authors' brains, especially those whose work I admire. S. D. Wasley is one such author. I've read and enjoyed several of her books, most recently Strange Truths, the first novel in the Alice England Mysteries. Strange Truths was as unique as Alice England. It was a delight …

New publications

In my guest post at The Artist Unleashed blog I discuss my never-ending struggle with the 'show, don't tell' rule when writing and which tricks I use to overcome it. Share your experience with writing struggles here. The publication of the final issue of Vine Leaves Journal in which I'll have two short pieces published …