Creative Inspiration: from Muse to Youse

Sorry about that title! It just sounded so right and this post is about creative inspiration, so…. never mind. Besides, I bet you’re wondering more about the story of the image than the title, anyway. So I’ll tell you. I stole it Well, kinda sorta. Fact is, I was inspired… Continue reading

So much to do, so little time

I’m one of those people who always has too much to do. That’s solid truth. My To Do list goes on and on and on, from big-ticket items to small. The list starts with finishing my straw bale house (generations of birds have been born in the sections of walls… Continue reading

I wrote a book & now what?

Now what?  I get to write it all over again. In early March I got a great rejection from a literary agent. Wait – did I say great rejection? Well yes, I did. The agent had requested the full MS of my mystery/crime novel, and after reading it, told me… Continue reading

Lif Strand interview at Whispering Stories book blog

I’m featured on Whispering Stories book blog today  https://www.whisperingstories.com/the-writing-life-of-lif-strand/ This was a fun interview, mostly about who I am and about my writing, including a synopsis of Evolution Device.  Here’s one of the questions and a teaser of my answer: 6) There’s a penguin sitting in your writing chair, what is… Continue reading

FIVE MORE THINGS NOT IN THE MEDIA

It’s been up and down here. Mostly up because I work at it, but with an underlying current of down that every so often threatens to suck me under. But then, nothing is 100%, nothing is forever, right? And things are better for me than for so many, so shut… Continue reading

Evolution Device: The Big Idea

Shameless self-promotion: I’m on John Scalzi’s The Big Idea today!!! THE BIG IDEA is a regular feature on Whatever, the blog of multi-award winning science fiction author John Scalzi.  The Big Idea features essays by authors about the ideas behind the writing of their latest book — the why and how… Continue reading

Website renovation

I can’t believe it took me the better part of two days to renovate my website.  I did it because of advice on what an author’s website should include in order to get literary agents and/or publishers to bite the hook. Oh whoops, that sounds so crass. Except it’s the… Continue reading