Poem for My Late Grandfather

My maternal grandfather passed away last month. This past weekend, I joined my family for a celebration of his life. I wrote the following poem to honor his memory. How…

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Kylara and the Dragon

Wings darken the sky over the fields of grain Children cry in terror and flee before the wind Families lock their doors, but still the village burns The dragon eats…

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Deleted Scene: Poetry Slam

Today, I’ve posted a deleted scene from the book on SmallTownWitch.com. You can read “Poetry Slam” to see one of the scenes that didn’t make it into the novel. It takes place sometime after Rosa’s full moon flight but before the kiss. There’s more context before the scene on the other site.

There were a number of scenes that got cut for various reasons. Sometimes, I have to cut scenes because they no longer work as the plot changes, or because they slow things down too much, or they’re mostly just filler. For the nearly 86,000 words in Small Town Witch, I have a folder of over 20K words from “deleted scenes”, and I am sure there were plenty of little snippets that I failed to save at all. So a lot got the axe in the editing process. (more…)

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Poetry Project

I've been up to my ears in poetry these past few days. I have a black, hardbound sketch book where I've been writing down all my poems neatly so I…

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