More Than I've Been

Life and Writing in Forward Motion


May 2015

Ancient Fire

Continued... (for a full list of the parts to Ancient Fire, click here) (Previously: A strange, alien-like craft took a sleeping child from a home and carried it off. Years later, in a castle far away, the inhabitants prepare in... Continue Reading →


Five Tips For Becoming A Wildly Successful Author

Hello there, folks! While stewing over my books and publishing and all that (did I mention that I have a bunch of stuff published? No? Well, it’s because I actually don’t), and thinking about how qualified I was to tell... Continue Reading →

Mirrors Story Contest… A Little Time-Traveling

Nine years ago this July. How much things have changed! As I've mentioned in My Writing Journey, this whole writing thing was started for me nine years ago with a story contest. It was small. It was for fun. I... Continue Reading →

Ancient Fire

Note: This is my first story to begin posting here. I'm writing it as I go, so this is raw raw raw material. Also, as with most of my stories, while it is not exclusively for children, it is written... Continue Reading →

In Memoriam

Lest we forget... Memorial Day. Thousands of lives given up that we might live on... free. America is the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave because of many such lives. And thanks to thousands upon thousands... Continue Reading →


I won't take long. At least, not long for a long story. I just want to share something and help set your expectations for the next month or so. I'll try not to do too much dumping on you. ;)... Continue Reading →

Anchors and Roots

Do you ever think of home as a port, a place to stop by, restock, hang out with the awesome people you grew up with, and then set sail to roam the seas for a time and return again later?... Continue Reading →

Maiden Voyage

Hey folks! This is my first post, and my first Throwback Thursday. I don't plan to tie myself to doing TBT every Thursday, but these event-type weekday-centered posts are kinda cool I think. So you'll probably see them cropping up... Continue Reading →

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