Lyrics and Lawsuits

When is it safe to use lyrics in your manuscript? The answer might surprise you...

Skinsuit Season

I awake exhausted From a languid night And the long day that threatens Eyes too blurry from the past To focus on today Absentmindedly, I lotion Skin that stretches to accommodate My sins My moods My memories The heat is unbearable But I wear this blanket of shame to keep me in To keep you …

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Stop Hiding, Start Fighting

For years, I've struggled with depression, anxiety, OCD, and eating disorders. Wow. You know? As a writer, that has to be the weakest sentence I've ever written. Let me rephrase that: Since puberty, I've been overwhelmed by feelings of crushing hopelessness, fear and panic. Time and again, as recently as a few months ago, depression …

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Shut the Refrigerator Door

I think there are times when we all feel like this. Like we're empty. Burned out from the demands of others. I've felt like this at various times in my life. Right now, I feel like I'm empty, but it's probably due to not doing anything to take care of myself. I haven't filled my …

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Book Release: The Coven

I've been extremely absent from this blog for a long, long time, but that's because I've been busy. Between work, editing, babysitting my grandson, and life in general, there isn't a whole lot of time for writing. I wrote The Coven (the sequel to The Seance) quite a while ago, but didn't get around to …

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