https://litreactor.com/columns/so-you-want-to-write-women Writing women has become a big deal. Everyone’s picking apart every female character and it drives me nuts. Instead… Read more Write them the way they deserve
It comes and goes every year and I always forget to celebrate. I’m not even sure if I should. I… Read more 8 Years and counting
Blessed Midsummer, Litha, solstice, summertime, and happy day!
https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/columnists/jessica-marie-baumgartner-a-blues-community/article_61d583ec-5cd4-590a-95c5-8aa997bac7c3.html I’m supposed to be on writing hiatus… I know, I know But after the Blues won the Stanley Cup… Read more I’m in the St. Louis Post Dispatch!
Fan fiction. Here we go. I don’t read it. Why? I prefer new characters, new worlds, new voices who are… Read more Circling the Same Track
It’s nice to revisit old things. I like to re-read Jane Eyre, Wild Ink, Matilda; books I love, shows I… Read more What is expected?
From birth to death, spring flowers gift us with their loving fragrance!
Dreams are everywhere. They float around us. They motivate some. They terrify others. Living the creative life AND getting to… Read more Following a Dream
I love making fun of poetry. Everyone I knew growing up seemed to try their hand at the serious stuff… Read more Damn poetry
The “Why do you write?” question is everywhere. At this point I can’t even tell if it’s rhetorical or not… Read more Why do you write (publish)?