I have a form of agoraphobia. I’ve stopped saying “mild agoraphobia” because then it gets dismissed as not a problem and then people don’t understand why I have days like today. Today, I woke up feeling anxious. My heart was beating fast, and when I thought about leaving the house, the beat picked up momentum.
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Image by PETEWILL VIA GETTY IMAGES Today, as I was walking to work I was noticing that there were a larger number of homeless than I am accustomed to seeing. All of the “regulars” were around, and I checked in with those I’ve been friendly with, at least by eye contact, as I generally do.
(image via http://streamline.filmstruck.com/) I will admit that I have had a lifelong fascination/obsession with vampires. It started young. I remember watching Salem’s Lot when I was just a wee eleven years old. I’m not cognizant of any significant vampire related moments prior to that, but I have very vivid memories of watching it on TV in
Here we are again, another Monday, another day in the office. We’re into the middle of July already, which seems ludicrous, really. Before you know it, the holiday season will be upon us! I have something to celebrate, however, and we don’t have to wait for Christmas! My first book with Creativia Publishing is on
Ah, that feeling of a well deserved and well executed vacation. Is there anything better? My mother and I took advantage of the long holiday weekend to visit north of the Bay Area, traipsing through the Avenue of the Giants, up to Eureka, over to a Pioneer Cemetery in Ferndale, CA, down to the Humboldt
Wow, it’s been a while. Sorry about that! It turns out that working a full time job, working a consulting gig for Pride, editing an anthology and writing a book all at the same time can keep a person ridiculously busy. Who knew? It also makes a person forgetful. But, Pride weekend is upon
Today, tomorrow and Friday (June 7, 8 & 9) Through Shade and Shadow is available for Kindle for zero dollars! If you don’t already have yours, now is your chance! I’m nearing the end of my first draft of the sequel, and having paged through this first book again this weekend, I’m reminded of how
So, this weekend was the Bay Area Book Fair, and I had one of the individual author’s tables. My agoraphobia was racing, my nerves were dancing. I gave serious thought to not going. But in the end, my determination beat my agoraphobia again and I set off with a big bag of books, got on
I’m not really sure where January, February, March, April and May have all gotten themselves off to, but I hope they’re having fun. It seems like just a day or two ago I was struggling to remember to write 2017 on things instead of 2016 (or the inexplicable occasions where I wrote 1996….what?), and here
I love my weekend mornings. They start with coffee and words. It’s my time to write, or in some cases, edit. The first few hours of the day are peaceful and quiet and I get to step out of the world I live in to inhabit some place filled with magic…well, mayhem as well. What