Spark

This is one of the entries referred to in the original Beauty & Dynamite as “The Lost Blogs.” Recovered from the bowels of the intarwebs by Eric James Stone, all of The Lost Blogs will appear in the revised edition of Beauty & Dynamite…including this poem in celebration of the Winter Solstice, marking the beginning of my love for…

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The Young and the Darkness

I’m over at the Apex blog today talking about “The Young and the Darkness”, otherwise known as Things I am Accused of Being that are Assumed to be Mutually Exclusive. Click here to read “The Young and the Darkness.” We go into the short stories and poetry I loved as a child…and the short stories and poetry I write…

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When Family Christmas Videos Go Viral

Over at the Waterworld Mermaids today, I’m chatting about this year’s viral sensation “Christmas Jammies” #xmasjammies It’s a supercute video that’s been seen over seven million times…but this time, watch it again and *think* about it. I did — read my thoughts here: http://waterworldmermaids.com/2013/12/famous-jammies/ I’m interested to know your opinions!

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The Golden Band (HSE) update

Hello, everyone! Finished reading HERO? Wish there was something else you could sink your teeth into? Well…how about this? Now that Book Three has been revised, line edited, and is off to the copyeditor, I’m free to do WHATEVER I WANT! (mwahahahahahaha) “Whatever I Want” right now can be defined as continuing the saga that is serializing The Golden Band,…

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Young Author Workshops in 2014

Hello, everyone! Here’s something for you to pass on to local young people who might be interested — classes will be limited to around 20, so be sure to sign up fast! I will be doing four writing workshops at the Rust Library here in Loudoun County (Leesburg), FOR TEENS ONLY! Here is the schedule: Wednesday January 22, 7-8pm…

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Princess Alethea Rants “Tom Thumb”

In Which Princess Alethea rants about the Grimm’s fairy tale “Tom Thumb,” a great adventure starring a very precocious, very wee boy. It contains human trafficking, two B&Es, a demonic exorcism, two gruesome deaths, and a happily ever after. WHY IS THIS NOT MORE POPULAR?!?

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What I Did On Thanksgiving

Hi, Mom! So…here’s what I did on Thanksgiving: http://waterworldmermaids.com/2013/12/so-if-i-have-an-awesome-thanksgiving-and-it-doesnt-go-viral-is-it-still-awesome/ Read the article…I’m sure you won’t be surprised. Let’s just say, I enjoyed making a lot of people happy. Love you! xoxox

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