It is hard to believe it has been over a year from the time that Valero was released on Smashwords. The shortest of the Short Stories from Mythnium, it is still the most popular. If you have not yet met, Valero, here is a little peek at one of my favorite male characters from Mythnium! "There was danger ahead, but the scent was unfamiliar to him. It warned of caution. Still peering in the direction of the shadows that now flanked both sides of the road ahead, he noted how th
When I was sitting at home in my office when I still lived in Texas, staring at a wooden plaque that my Great-grandfather had burned an image on, a spark ignited in my imagination. The plaque says: "Herr, lehr mich beten." This means, "Lord, teach me to pray." As a faith-driven woman, prayer drives me forward. Prayer offers me a connection to peace, sanity, hope, and contentment - all of which nurture my imagination. When I am at peace within myself, my imagination soars.
When my Mom was visiting over Christmas, I read her my short stories. When I finished, she complimented me, having liked them, but something struck her. With the classic elements of good vs evil, was I going to portray the Christian faith in this tale? I told her no. Here is the thing- my Christian faith is everything to me. I breathe in Scripture and exhale prayer of thanksgiving and supplication. My every action is one where I ask myself (true to the era where my faith t
Growing up, my favorite novel was Dune. Frank Herbert did such an incredible job of building Caladan, Arrakis, and Giedi Prime in my mind that they became real places to me. Now that I am creating a world of my own, a place that I see so vividly in my dreams, I have discovered that putting it to paper is really quite hard. How does one take a dream and try to imbue the colors of the dream into black and white print? So many other authors do this with ease, or the appeara
Since launching this page, I have been contacted by a couple sweet readers, who I sincerely hope become fans, with a question about my short stories. They wanted to know why my short stories are so varied and so short... What is the point? So - let me allow you a peek into my thought processes as a new author who is simply trying to gain readership. I have a novel in the works. It's broken. It's incomplete. It has huge gaping holes in its plot. It may have to be broken