Plant a Garden, Grow Your Writing Self

  What does a binge writer do when she sends her manuscript off to the publisher? First, she wrings her hands for a few minutes, hoping they like it and it doesn’t put her in the dreaded sophomore slump. Then she gardens. Or she tries. Even thought she is...

Need a Creative Kick in the Pants?

One of the hardest things about writing is getting into a rut. Too little variation (even in my day-to-day patterns) creates a breeding ground for a funk. We all know that the easiest way to get out of your rut is to shake things up and do something different, but...

Download Your Free April Calendar

Behold, the leafy sea dragon! April has begun, and that means it’s time for you to download your new desktop calendar. Click the image below to open to full size and download. Happy Spring, everybody!   This month’s calendar is based on the April...

Tunnel (book) Vision

This week I’m talking tunnel books. In January I was fortunate enough to spend two weeks as a resident artist at the Penland School of Crafts. I’d intended to spend the time in a knock-down drag-out letterpress fury, printing all the things I can’t...

Cover Reveal!

I’m excited this week because I can finally share the cover of my upcoming novel Bayou My Love. It’s been a long wait, but the release date is right around the corner: March 8. If you’re anxious to start the story, you can read the novella and...