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Competency

Many years ago, I had a boss who taught me about the various levels of competence. As a basketball coach and volunteer who loves working with kids, I have found this simple model extremely helpful in teaching  a new skill, or gauging someone’s progress. It...

GoodReads Giveaway

I am thrilled to announce that, in honor of my 40th birthday, I am giving away ten free signed copy of my debut novel, Bobby Ether and the Academy. The giveaway is being hosted by Goodreads.com, with the winners selected on my birthday, November 27th. To participate...

The MultiVerse (The Awesome Power of ‘Save As’)

One of the biggest fears many writers have is the fear of not getting it right. Often times, this anxiety can be so debilitating that the story grinds to a halt, the author unable to progress because the story’s current status isn’t perfect (perfection is a myth btw,...

The Pool

I have an expression I use for when I’m able to truly visualize my characters and their stories––those times when it feels like I’m not creating so much as witnessing and chronicling their adventures. I call it ‘being in the pool.’ I use this expression...

Jennifer Niven

I am blessed to have an abundance of wonderful and truly amazing people in my life. Among them is my dear friend, Jennifer Niven, author of the four-novel Velva Jean series as well as non-fiction books The Ice Master and Ada Blackjack. She also wrote a memoir, The...