When you write fiction regularly you quickly begin to realize that almost anything can germinate an idea from a seed to a full grown tree. I first got the idea for Laura and Garrett’s story about four years ago when I heard Gregory Porter sing Hey Laura for the first time. That mild torture … More #HolidayShorts, Home At Last 3
Okay, so the jury is in on my #HolidayShorts. Some of you have expressed that you want to hear more from Laura and Garrett right now. Since these two have been hanging out with me for a long time, it only seems fair that I should share the rest of what I know about them with you. So, … More #HolidayShorts, Home At Last 2
So many times I’ve been tempted to write during the holidays and simultaneously wondered if I was, in fact, a masochist. After all I still plan special events for a living. From the beginning of September until the very end of the year, I’m usually eyebrow deep in menu planning, table counting, decor decisions, invitation … More #HolidayShorts with Lily Java & friends
Lucky Penny by Lily Java When a young woman starts a journal of letters for her baby girl, she does it to help them remember the special moments they share when her daughter is too young to speak. Little does she realize that this exercise in communication, memory, and love will eventually become a fundamental … More Lucky Penny
The next author of Women: Withstanding All is someone whose work I’m only learning about myself. The theme of her fictional story is one that will touch, challenge, and feel real in every woman’s heart. Meet the Author: Heather Rae Heather Rae’s theme for the #WWAAnthology was The Divorce Woman. Here is an excerpt from her piece entitled: Shape. The scent … More Women: Withstanding All/Meet Heather Rae
The spiritual leader, writing enthusiast, and brains behind the Women: Withstanding All anthology is also one of its authors. I’ve been happy to work on a project with her because her drive and passion is contagious. I often tell her she’s #brooklynfabulous but honestly she’d be fabulous in any region. Meet the Author: Xyla Turner Xyla Turner’s theme for the … More Women: Withstanding All/Meet Xyla Turner
Today is release day for the Women: Withstanding All Anthology, which features short stories from fourteen women authors whose work spans the spectrum from urban fiction, to romance, to women’s fiction; and also spans the different stages of women’s lives, from childhood to maturity. The unifying theme is that it features women, persevering. And here … More Women: Withstanding All Release Day!
Note: Today is the one year anniversary of the death of my late husband M. I’ve been trying to think of a way to acknowledge him on this day without being too maudlin. I’d also like to do it in a way he would have liked and still share our lives together in a way that I … More M. Stories: The Proposal