Pep Talks, Writing

The Artist’s Way and Artist Dates. Alternate Title: Am I Really Allowed to Schedule Dates with Myself?

I've been thinking a lot about self-care lately. In Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way, she talks about the importance of setting aside time for yourself each week. She calls them Artist Dates. The idea is that you have to give yourself breaks in order to refill the well, so to speak. From Cameron's web site:… Continue reading The Artist’s Way and Artist Dates. Alternate Title: Am I Really Allowed to Schedule Dates with Myself?

Short Stories

SPOOKY SHORT STORIES: The Learning Season by Suzy G

Suzy G is a writer of dark, lyrical things, and I know that any time I am lucky enough to read something she has written, I'm going to be both in love with and envious of her talent. I'm so happy she sent me something to share here–she's one of those writers whose work I… Continue reading SPOOKY SHORT STORIES: The Learning Season by Suzy G

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SPOOKY SHORT STORIES: Darkness Creeping by Sarah Blair

Sarah Blair is an author, podcaster, mommy, teacher, and all around outstanding human. She's been one of my favorite people from the moment we met. You know how some people are just calming to your soul? Sarah is that for me. You can learn more about her at http://www.sarahlblair.com, and listen to her on the… Continue reading SPOOKY SHORT STORIES: Darkness Creeping by Sarah Blair

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SPOOKY SHORT STORIES: That’s Not Funny by Reggie Whitley

Reggie Whitley was one of the first writers I met on twitter, and his creepy short stories have always been some of my favorites. I was happy when he agreed to send me something to post for my blog party, mostly because it's been a while since I've read a Reggie story. You can find… Continue reading SPOOKY SHORT STORIES: That’s Not Funny by Reggie Whitley

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Spooky Short Stories: Keeping Judge Spencer

Most of you know I participated in a writing contest a few months ago, in which we were assigned different genres, characters, and subjects to write about in each round. I shared my first round story here. For the second round, I was assigned "Suspense, Judge, and Medicine," and came up with Keeping Judge Spencer.… Continue reading Spooky Short Stories: Keeping Judge Spencer

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Spooky Short Stories: Some Portion of Sure by Kelsey Macke

When I decided to throw a little blog party for October, I reached out to a few of my writer friends to see if they had anything they’d like to contribute. This short, lyrical piece was written by Kelsey Macke, author of Damsel Distressed, and regular contributor to my happiness and keeper of my sanity. Learn… Continue reading Spooky Short Stories: Some Portion of Sure by Kelsey Macke

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Spooky Short Stories: Potter’s Blooms

Most of you know I participated in a writing contest a few months ago, in which we were assigned different genres, characters, and subjects to write about in each round. For the very first round, I was assigned "Horror, Flower Shop Owner, and Texting." I took those three things and came up with Potter's Blooms.… Continue reading Spooky Short Stories: Potter’s Blooms

Kentucky, Writing

The HerKentucky Guide to Simple Keeneland Wagers

(This post originally appeared on HerKentucky) It's HERE! Keeneland's Fall Meet has ARRIVED! You're going, right? Of course you're going. We only get to do this in April and October. Get up, get dressed, and go take part in one of the best parts of living around here. (Yes, I'm basically a walking, talking Keeneland commercial… Continue reading The HerKentucky Guide to Simple Keeneland Wagers

Between, Fun Stuff

BETWEEN Blog Tour and TWO BIG PRIZE PACKS!

So, I promised you guys that while I would definitely have to do a lot of promotional tweeting/blogging/talking in the weeks leading up to release day, I would also make it more tolerable for everyone by giving you lots of free stuff. In the last few weeks, I've given away nine books (not including the… Continue reading BETWEEN Blog Tour and TWO BIG PRIZE PACKS!

Between, Fun Stuff

BETWEEN RELEASE MONTH PARTY! Week Four Giveaways: Books by Gwenda Bond, Victoria Schwab, Danielle Ellison, Dahlia Adler, and Kelsey Macke

(In case you're new around here and don't know why we're celebrating, my book, Between, comes out on July 29!  As release day approaches, I've been thinking about what I want people to know about my book. I decided to spend the month highlighting some of my favorite characteristics of Between, and giving away a different… Continue reading BETWEEN RELEASE MONTH PARTY! Week Four Giveaways: Books by Gwenda Bond, Victoria Schwab, Danielle Ellison, Dahlia Adler, and Kelsey Macke