#amCREATING – Filling the Creative Well

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will. [George Bernard Shaw] One of the most common questions asked of an author is where do they get their story ideas. The answer is EVERYWHERE and ANYWHERE. As George Bernard Shaw […]

Anatomy of a Mystery

I prepared this paper, The Anatomy of a Mystery, for my presentation with mystery author, Sharon Wildwind, at 2015 When Words Collide conference [Calgary AB Canada August 14-16, 2015]. If you’re interested in hearing about what makes up the bare bones – pun intended – of a successful mystery, please feel free to download a copy. [pdf-embedder […]

Quotes that INSPIRE me.

My favorite Sayings & Quotes combine to tell you my philosophy for life: I collect my favorite quotes here so that I can re-read them whenever I feel my energy or motivation flagging. Maybe they’ll inspire you too. I credit the wise person who said it, whenever I know, so please contact me at  if you can fill in […]