Friday, March 11, 2016

Chess Update

2500 games in.  Whew!  That's a lot of piece work.  What is interesting this time around is that my statistics didn't change other than the total number of games played.  So I've flat-lined...

Games played: 2500
Wins: 60%
Drawn: 13%
Winning streak: 17
Draw streak: 3
Losing streak: 7

What does that mean?  I'm not certain.  But I'm continuing on with the process, in hopes the statistics will change soon.  The higher the number of total games played means it takes more wins to actually change the statistics to the positive side.  Hmm.  Now if only I could be so objective with writing submissions and rejections.  Right?

Monday, March 7, 2016

A Year to Celebrate

2016 marks the 200th anniversary of Indiana's statehood.  With all sorts of celebrations in the works, I am honored to be included in an anthology, Mapping the Muse: a Bicentennial Look at Indiana Poetry, put out by Brick Street Poetry.  I am proud to say my poem, West Siders, represents Hendricks County, in which I reside.  It is available now at Amazon, if you want to check it out.  Thank you, Brick Street Poetry, for the inclusion.  

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Westside Wordsmiths

If you're local and looking for a writers' group that offers feedback, join us for our very first, Westside Wordsmiths, meeting January 12th at the Brownsburg Public Library.  Meeting begins at 6:30 pm and ends at 7:45 pm.  Bring a short piece of writing to share with our group.

The group plans to meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Future dates:

February 9th
March 8th
April 12th
May 10th
June 14th
July 12th
August 9th
September 13th
October 11th
November 8th
December 13th

See you there?

Friday, November 20, 2015

Friday Night Special

Hi, There!

Thanks goes to Helen Literary Magazine for featuring my short story, Baby, on their Friday Night Specials!  Check out, Baby, another one of my willow short stories.

Thank you, HLM!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

A Poem for the Season

Blue Fifth Review has released their October issue.  Check out my poem, White Temples.  Perfect for the season, no?  Thanks Blue Fifth Review!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

All Washed Up

Happy News!

My full length play, All Washed Up, will premiere at the Delphi Opera House next June!  A huge thank you to the Delphi Opera House and to Sara Daly Brosman for accepting my play to grace their historic and newly renovated stage.  I am so excited! Stayed tuned for more details to follow...


Monday, July 20, 2015

Willow, Willow, Willow...

Many of you know that I have been working on a collection of short stories all based on what a particular Willow tree had witnessed over time.  It's been a project that comes and goes when inspiration strikes.  It began years ago.  As ideas percolate and accumulate, the project has grown.

Someday, it may turn into an actual collection of linked short stories.

I've been submitting Willow stories here and there.  And I'm happy to report that CHEAP POP has published, "Toothache" this week.  Check it out!  Thank you CHEAP POP!