THE GHOST LORDS

When college freshman, Jordan Claire, travels with her aunt to the south of France, she cannot predict that her trip will unleash murder and mayhem upon those she loves. The secret of her birth revealed, Jordan’s dreams of her future are altered beyond recognition as she becomes an unwilling pawn in an ancient game of power and domination. Aided only by the dead and a member of The Family who is willing to risk certain death for a chance at love and conscience, Jordan tries to hide in plain sight amongst the towers and fountains of Stanford University. But, her power soon draws the jackals and she is forced to face her destiny. In our world, where distractions and denial call to us every day, Jordan will face the ultimate choice. Disappear into a quiet life that challenges nothing, or risk everything…for the chance to change it all.

Why Prepping for a Project is Always Worthwhile!

Why Prepping for a Project is Always Worthwhile!

In a week and a half, I will board a train and head up to Whistler, B.C. for my annual writing retreat. For seven days, I will be entirely alone. No calls, texts, or requests for rides. No laundry, no animals to feed, no mucking out or sweeping or bill paying or...

The GMC

The GMC

Not surprisingly, I’m in a coffee shop. The Starbucks at University Village, to be exact. Gee – I must be working on my novel again! LOL… If you’ve ever worked on a long term writing project, you know that a daily commitment to the work is the...

Birthdays Change Everything

Birthdays Change Everything

Today, I am starting a series of blog posts which will be more in the vein of diary entries than essays or journalistic articles. The mindset that supports my fiction work is so very, very, VERY different from that which fuels my political and advocacy work. But, it...

Seven Years In – Vignette #1 of The Ghost Lords

Seven Years In – Vignette #1 of The Ghost Lords

We all have journeys in our life. So, even if you’ve never tried to write a book, or even wanted to, I know that you get it. What it’s like to be on the path. Today, I’d like to share with you the first vignette in my novel, The Ghost Lords. The...

And so it begins…

And so it begins…

Day one of revision #4 started off with an exciting discovery! If you’re a reader and writer who “thinks” in pictures…then this woman’s work will fulfill your wildest desires!

The Power of the Real (World Building 102)

The Power of the Real (World Building 102)

Like many of you….my life has been greatly enriched by the science fiction and fantasy worlds of my youth. David & Leigh Eddings, Anne McCaffrey, Piers Anthony, Stephen King, Ursula Le Guin, Marion Zimmer Bradley, J.R.R. Tolkien, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Helen...

World Building Ecstasy!

World Building Ecstasy!

Today, March 16th, I am thrilled to announce that 2017 is the year I will complete The Ghost Lords! As of Christmas, I will have sent out two dozen query letters to prospective agents, and if I’ve done my work well…I will land an agent and a publishing...

And, another excerpt from The Ghost Lords…

And, another excerpt from The Ghost Lords…

Tom’s expression was shrewd, as we came around a sharp turn and saw the river below us to the left. He slowed to tourist speed, the ancient, roadless town of Palalda coming into view. “You’re old enough to understand some of what happened with the crash of ’08, so let...

Excerpt from The Ghost Lords…

Excerpt from The Ghost Lords…

I met Tom and Maggie just a few weeks after my grandmother delivered me to my unsuspecting aunt and disappeared. They were introduced to me as my aunt’s life long friends, a story so probable it never occurred to me to question it. The three of them had worked...

Re-Write #2 Commences (breathe, March…just breathe…)

Re-Write #2 Commences (breathe, March…just breathe…)

Today, I officially start my #2 Re-Write of The Ghost Lords, and I have learned a few things over the past two weeks. You may find these familiar. (1)  The most terrifying & overwhelming part of a Re-Write is the idea of starting it.   (2)  A novel, at this stage,...