Monday, October 6, 2014

On Demons

Today I'm being Minta Monroe and posting about demons over at Cafe Otherworld.  What demon would you like to see in a story?
http://www.cafeotherworld.com/wordpress/hunting-down-demons/

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Losing 101 for Characters

Today I'm being Sue Star, with a few thoughts about baseball, losing, and characters.

Check it out at Mysteristas:

http://mysteristas.wordpress.com/2014/09/24/losing-101-for-characters/

Monday, September 22, 2014

Searching for Gold

We didn't have to look very hard.  This year the aspen are spectacular!  It helps not having floods, as we had this time last year.  With no basement to reconstruct, should I paint aspen, or write a book?!?  It's so hard to choose.  Here are some possibilities from our hike to Lily Pad Lake in Summit County:






Or maybe I should paint the brilliant colors of Loveland Pass?

Such beauty is terribly distracting!

Monday, September 8, 2014

7 Reasons to Write a Book in this Setting:



We went cruising on the Grand Union Canal in London, and now I have another book to add to the queue of books I want to write.  Here's why:  


The canal feels isolated within the city.




The lock system tells a fascinating history.




Boat people have stories to tell.




There are interesting patches of light and dark.




Why are there wild parrots in London?




Shopping is handy.




My boat is already here.


So, should I write the book?









Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Winter vs. Summer in Romania


We had the pleasure of visiting Romania last winter and again this summer.  We noticed a few contrasts.  

In winter, there's plenty of fog



Christmas lights


Vin Fiert


There's a foggy monastery on an island

and a Hobbit house! 


In summer, there are flowers in the park


ornate buildings 



a sunny monastery



boating at the lake


the old and the new


It's lovely any time!


Monday, August 25, 2014

The Sun Dial Trail

Last week I received my contributor's copy of Universe Between.  It includes one of my short stories, "The Sun Dial Trail," a flippant story that speculates about sun dials in space, and…  These are such fun to write!



Wednesday, June 18, 2014

My Search for Dracula

Today I'm being Minta Monroe, my dark fantasy pen name, over at the Cafe, where I'm blogging about my Christmas trip to Transylvania.

Later in the week, I'll post more photos here.

Meanwhile,