Category Archives: The Writing Life

Missed Yesterday…

…but that was because I was doing a lot of things at once. I have the Strangers anthology off to the publisher for formatting. I have started the edit of X 6 which is the next Horrified anthology. I have … Continue reading

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2020 Has Been…Interesting…From a Business Perspective

Despite what my husband says, most of my income is from hand-selling at conventions. He thinks internet sales are the way to go. My KDP reports say I am not as good at that as I am at sending people … Continue reading

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I Promised You Something New This Week

Today we are going to begin an in-depth look at the adventures of two of my favorite characters, “Bruce Vincent and Roxanne Rogers, a restauranteur and his waitress who save the world from supernatural creatures every other week.” That’s been … Continue reading

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Home By Sunset

“Home By Sunset” is the next RieTales story. It is a science fantasy story about a young girl with a mechanical horse living in a colony with a strict curfew. The title refers to trying to rush home to meet … Continue reading

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The Head Above the Gate

  The next RieTales story from Mocha Memoirs, The Head Above the Gate, is another of my fairy tale re-tellings. This time, with a Steampunk twist. The base story is The Goose-Girl. It was a lot of fun to update … Continue reading

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Gremlins in the Workplace

Gremlins in the Workplace, our next entry in RieTales, from Mocha Memoirs Press, is a story of misconceptions, hasty conclusions, and workplace romance. It was one of several stories I originally started while I was working on the test floor … Continue reading

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Today’s Story is an Homage to Mark Twain

I wrote “The Duke, The Dauphin, and the Dirigible” originally for an anthology that was doing Steampunk riffs off of literary masterpieces. I didn’t get into the book, but this story was too good to just throw in the trunk–at … Continue reading

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Drink My Soul…Please

  Did you ever have a dream spark a story? That’s what happened with my Apocalyptic science fiction story “Drink My Soul…Please.” I had a dream one night and the next morning three clear images stayed with me. One was … Continue reading

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As Promised…More In-Depth Story Posts!

I had such a good time with the Dark Divinations series that I decided to give the same treatment to my own collection of stories, RieTales from Mocha Memoirs–which is an expanded version of the earlier collection RieVisions. (Yikes! That’s … Continue reading

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My Turn…

Today’s Dark Divination is my story “Broken Crystal.” It concerns a young Irish girl with a gift of The Sight trying to use it the best way she can with a crystal ball, and still appease her mother.  I had a … Continue reading

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