Short Stories

I love short stories, the kind that grab your attention and won’t let go–for about 10 minutes or so. I have a new short on this new website, Vinculinc, for reading and sharing short stories. Check it out! Share it and review it....

Interviewed by Gwendolyn Kiste

Author and mentor Gwendolyn Kiste interviewed me on her blog. It’s always a thrill to be interviewed. Thank you, Gwendolyn! Here are some of her qs along with my answers: Recently, Catherine and I discussed her novels through Sunbury Press as well as her work as an editor and writing workshop instructor. A couple icebreakers to start: when did you first decide to become a writer, and who are some of your favorite authors? I started writing fanfiction when I was about six. In middle school, I wrote stories to read aloud in English class. I wrote short stories and dark poetry in High School. At Penn State, I wrote for the college newsletter, and continued business writing afterward. I decided to become a professional writer about 10 years ago. I had completed the original version of Seeking Samiel and decided to see if I had the stamina for publication, which I knew involved re-writes, edits, and query letters, and rejection. Five years later, my persistence paid off, and my first novel was published. Ira Levin is one of my favorite authors because he managed to weave humor into dark topics with his pen’s fine needle. The Stepford Wives is a 145 page classic. The title itself makes me giggle. Yet, how horrifying (and gratifying on some sick level) to be known as a Stepford Wife. Deathtrap, Rosemary’s Baby, A Kiss Before Dying; his writing is concise, precise, and so much fun to read. Anne Rice is another favorite author because she has integrated her religion, her beliefs and her life into her work without authorial intervention. She brings her characters to life as individuals. I...

Short and Helpful workshop

This online writers workshop is a 12 part series, consists of a video, and interaction with the facilitator for $35.00. A workbook is also available. I’m launching this series with Premise and Structure, October 1-14. Click here to sign up...

This online writer’s workshop consists of 12 workshops geared toward the serious writer. About 30 minutes in length, and $35.00 each. There is a workbook, and you’ll receive interaction with the facilitators. I’m launching the series, October 1-14, with Premise and Structure. Click here to sign up now!...