Photo of me dressed as the Mad Hatter, then five books: Alice Unbound Beyond Wonderland, We Shall Be Monsters, Nothing Without Us, The Stealth Lovers, Life in the ’Cosm. And a figure of Captain Marvel and her "cat."

Taking Time Out to Smell the Pages

We writers are an interesting lot. Before our first work is published, it's often all we can think about. And if it gets published, we're so squeeful. That's the adorable part about us. Then something happens after we're published. We tend to look around us, and watch how many other writers are out there, seemingly …

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Even Funny People Get Pissed Off

I like making people laugh—it's my thing and has been ever since I was a little girl. It was an easy decision to make my "brand" about being a humorous weirdo because IT ME! Humour has always served me well, whether I'm weeping from laughter at comedies and comedians, coping with dire situations, or just …

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Cover photo of Journey of a Thousand Steps, by Madona Skaff-Koren.

Why I Should Listen to Madona More Often

No, that's not a typo. I'm speaking about Canadian author Madona Skaff, not the recording artist. This post is way overdue, too. I just have to tell the world how this amazing human has impacted my life since late 2015. She told me to enjoy the journey. When I met Madona, it was at the …

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I’m still alive, honest!

Hey, folks! I haven't blogged in a few weeks because (1) I have this stalker-cough. Yes, it's stalking me. I'm considering getting a restraining order on this virus. (2) I am up to my eyeballs in editing work! I've been helping the husband unit with his first book, Dissatisfied Me, A Love Story, by giving it a pre-beta reader edit. …

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It’s almost mid-January and I haven’t posted yet!

So, here's my post. How'd ya like it so far? ID: Grayscale image of wooden fence post in against a field grown wild. Life has been a whirlwind lately with extra bits of whoosh. I've barely had time to think. Yet, after only 12 days into 2019, I've already learned a lesson: I super-really, absolutely, …

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ID: Grey brick wall and light grey table. A sign on the table reads: Hello there 2018 and scattered on the table are the letters that spell "Good times." There's an hourglass to the left of the sign and a heart lamp sculpture to the right.

Hey, wait a sec, 2018 was a great year!

That thing, when you take a moment to reflect on a challenging 12 months, then realize something amazing. While I had to deal with complications from my disability and other tough situations during the last 12 months, other stuff happened as well. Awesome stuff. So, it's with delight that I get to announce that 2018 was …

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Never Mind the Nasties, Stay Awesome

On this my birthday, I feel I should impart some crone-like wisdom. Well, I'm still learning to navigate life myself, but one thing struck me yesterday. You see, I had become all worked up over folks who seem to get ahead while acting like victims, when in reality they are full of straight white privilege—and …

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To my fans, readers, fellow authors, and those who tolerate me…

I wish you a safe and peaceful holiday season and all the best for the new year. This year had its challenges, but knowing you were out there supporting me gave me the motivation to continue writing and doing all the things! In 2017, some cool writer stuff happened: My first book, Life in the ’Cosm, …

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