The smell of the air, the taste of moisture on the breeze, and if I’m lucky, that lovely sound of rain pelting the roof, whispering leaves, and that glorious thunder- that does it. The story arrives, sometimes as a tiny drop, but more often a gushing flood, filling my head with characters and their journeys.

Great fun.

Crafting also inspires me. Beautiful paper inspires story or story inspires an idea for a new journal or scrapbook. The art in the craft. You can see some of what I’ve been working on at my crafting blog,

There’s always at least one story under the editorial knife. Below is the current patient.

Work In Progress

Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Status: Editing/Revisions

The Painted Trunk
36% Complete
32,000 of 90,000 words