New Edition of Creative Stimulus

Kick-start your creativity with short stories, found inspirations, sensory detail, and rituals. Includes updated versions of 5 in 10, Sensory Perceptions, Writing Rituals, the Infamous Tip Sheets, and more.

Some days we feel about as creative as wilted lettuce. When that’s the case, turn to Creative Stimulus and work your way through the various exercises. The shorter form of the exercise will help boost your creativity in long work and refresh your creative experience. Learn to go deeper into found inspirations and use the senses to create fuller, more complex, interesting, and detailed words for your readers. Find fresh focus with rituals designed to center and stimulate your creative impulses. Refer to the Tip Sheets for ideas on dialogue, tags, paragraph structure, transitions, how to make internal cuts, and more.

Buy links on the Topic Workbooks page.

Legerdemain Has Launched!

The serial, Legeredemain, has launched on Kindle Vella. Episodes release on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The first three episodes are free.

Direct link here.

Episode 1: Dead With the Daisies

Sheriff Shelley Magnus-Grantone and her team investigate the death of a young man garroted, stabbed, and exsanguinated. He’s got a tattoo of the Order of Seismic Alchemy on his wrist. But that order’s been disbanded for 800 years.

Episode live July 28, 2022.

Episode 2: Corpse Talker Follies

Ren Foster is the best corpse talker in Legerdemain. Shelley gets him to the crime scene, but he’d rather be the corpse than the corpse talker.

Episode live July 28, 2022.

Episode 3: Interview with Lord Fuster

Lord Fuster found the body in Mrs. Parchaesti’s garden. Lord Fuster is a small, yappy dog. Interviewing him should be interesting.

Episode Live Aug. 2, 2022.

Legerdemain website launches soon!

“Personal Revolution” Re-releases on June 28, 2022

When a man is hanged from the oak tree in a Redcoat uniform at an historic house just before the Independence Day program, Glenda is determined to both solve the murder and protect the newly-opened museum. What she finds is much darker — and more personal — than she bargained.

I’m excited about the re-release of this short story. Please visit the Delectable Digital Delights page or the Bazaar page for buy links.

Mercury Retrograde Self-Care Spread on Ko-Fi

Photo by Devon Ellington. Self-Care Oracle Deck by Goddess Provisions.

I’ve been a subscriber to the monthly Goddess Provisions box for several years now, and love it. They’ve sent several terrific tarot and oracle decks over the years, and the Rituals for Self Care deck is one of my favorites. I use it every week.

Because Mercury Retrograde is such a chaotic time, I wanted to pull cards of advice for each week of the retrograde. You can study the entire spread on my Ko-Fi page.