Day Thirteen   Recently updated !

It’s evident that the Whoa! Susannah page has taken an ominous turn. Maybe it seems I’m playing this orphan card for all it’s worth. Maybe I should just take a break entirely from the world of writing until I find my funny. Maybe I should keep the sadness and grief […]

Day Eleven

Aside from my mother’s eulogy, I haven’t written anything in eleven days. So sitting down to write this feels sort of odd and foreign. Eleven days is a long time for me not to have written anything humorous or added a chapter to my novel. Instead, the last eleven days […]

Why Can’t I Get Pregnant?

I didn’t know how to even start this post, but the simple act of typing the title conjured up so much emotion that I’m on the verge of becoming a blubbering idiot. The same blubbering idiot I’m known to become when I watch “Beaches” or “Ole Yeller” or “Toy Story 3” […]

Sequel Survey and Stuff

Hello faithful followers. That sounds so Charles Manson-ish, doesn’t it? Faithful followers. As if you’d disembowel kangaroos or something if I told you to. Ha. You would, wouldn’t you? Tell me you would. Okay, that got off on a weird note. I really love kangaroos. And I hate Charles Manson. […]

Ramblings of Thanks and Whatnot

So, here’s the thing. It’s almost 1:30 in the A.M. Which means that everyone in my home is asleep, including the “Panting Urinator” aka the dog. They are all snoring, every one of them- the husband, the children, the aforementioned “Panting Urinator” and here I am, writing a blog post. I’m writing […]

Short Story Sunday: Janette Cooper, 1972

Welcome, friends! Here is the last installment of the Southern Short Story Sunday Series (That’s a lot of S’s). I’m so thankful that you’ve come back each week to discover another piece of the puzzle! I’ll be combining all of the stories (and bonus material) and releasing it as a Kindle e-book […]

Bad Student. Bad, Bad Student.

This will probably come as a shock to you, but I wasn’t a good student in high school. I never aspired to attend Yale or become an astrophysicist, so I really didn’t give a rat’s left butt cheek about making good grades or taking my education seriously. The thing is, […]

Short Story Sunday: Lillian Odie Brown, 1993

Hi, everyone! I’m so sorry this edition of SSS is a week late, but I was having some blogging issues (not to mention summer break/lack of time issues). I’m so thankful for those of you who have stuck around to watch these stories unfold. Only one story left, so be sure to […]

My Book Is Available! Squee!

I’m pleased and excited and borderline hysterical to announce that my women’s fiction novel, “Ten Years Taken”, is now available on Kindle and in paperback. I’d be pleased and excited and borderline hysterical if you would purchase it. Thanks for your continued support! You’re golden. Ten Years Taken

Short Story Sunday: John William Brown, 1978

Welcome to Short Story Sunday. The saga continues….. JOHN WILLIAM BROWN- 1978   For me, there wasn’t any place more peaceful on God’s great earth than my mama’s front porch. After a long day at the firm, I’d often drive out to her place on the north side of town […]