Can Your Dreams Help You Write Better Stories?

Trust yourself and your dream messages. We have all been there — ensnared in the middle of a cinematic dream that feels so real you think you’ve actually experienced it, even after waking. Maybe it was a nightmare that left you in a chilled sweat, heart racing. Or if you are anything like me, you’ve … Continue reading Can Your Dreams Help You Write Better Stories?

Superheroes

“My dream is to be a superhero and I will save people.” - Lakota I clear an hour out of my schedule every other Monday morning to help in my son’s kindergarten class. He loves it. The expression on his face every time I walk through the door is an impression that stays with me … Continue reading Superheroes

Author on a Train

The night was dark and cold. My eyes burned tired while I flicked through my emails and opened one from Joanna Penn. An unlikely opportunity gazed back at me from the screen. A chance to join J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon on an overnight train journey from Chicago to New Orleans, followed by a week … Continue reading Author on a Train

Meet Tricia Barr

By day, Tricia is a full time mom to two beautiful toddler girls and a wife/business partner to a handsome hard-working husband. By night--and nap times--she writes unique and thrilling young adult fantasies inspired by her vivid, somewhat creepy dreams and her own adventures around the world. The first book in her series, The Bound … Continue reading Meet Tricia Barr

Author Spotlight: C.S. Wilde

Best selling Author C.S. Wilde wrote her first Fantasy novel when she was eight. That book was absolutely terrible, but her mother told her it was awesome, so she kept writing. Now a grown up (though many will beg to differ), C. S. Wilde writes about fantastic worlds, love stories larger than life and epic … Continue reading Author Spotlight: C.S. Wilde

Kidspot Article

Recently, an article I wrote about writing when you're a mother to a large brood was published on Kidspot. So, how do you write a novel when you have 5 kids? "Learning to laugh when your four-year old-decides to empty a tube of glue on the cat to keep it from shedding hair all over … Continue reading Kidspot Article

I Choose Me

  For me choosing life means choosing myself. Although the path that has led me to the place I occupy today has been littered with some heart wrenching and horrible experiences, I am grateful to have learned enough from those times to appreciate my very existence. Not so long ago, there was a time when … Continue reading I Choose Me

Beautiful Encounter

Last night my grandmother visited my dreams. She has not walked this earth in over thirty years, and as a child I didn’t really know her too well nor spend much time in her company. What I do remember the most about her, was her love for witches and all things voodoo. She had one … Continue reading Beautiful Encounter