The day that Grandmother died They asked us to come to her hospital bedside In case she didn't make it Though they thought that she would The day my Grandmother died The day my Grandmother died My Mom tried not to cry She begged Gran to live Said she knew that she could The day … Continue reading The Day That Grandmother Died, a poem of sorts
2016 has been a year of rough stuff. That election and the resulting loss of human rights and even human lives. Celebrity deaths that crippled all kinds of people emotionally. 2016, a year people went into hating - the number of "is this year over yet" posts I saw in January was cray - remained … Continue reading Always forward
I'll be at ZineFest Houston on the 19th - an exciting afternoon of indie small press including panels for all ages centered on Black Lives Matter, DIY publishing and activism, a Q&A with Paraspace Book founders Sara Balabanlilar and Sarah Rodriguez, a lecture about Scott Gilbert and the comic strip True Artist Tales with Robert Boyd, … Continue reading Catch me at ZineFest!
When I write first person, I (and I'd wager most authors) think it allows the fantastic opportunity for the reader to insert themselves into the story. Unless you define that gender or that physical representation in some definitive way, the character is whatever the reader says it is! Or, at least, that's what I thought … Continue reading Whose Gender is it Anyway?
This year, we've dipped into the world of Crowdfunding our art with Project Mammoth. If you've missed it, Project Mammoth is a transmedia scifi sorry told through a web and print comic and a live-action web series. Early this year we crowd-funded the print run of Volume 1, on the Kickstarter platform at 154%. More … Continue reading A Comparison of Crowdfunding Platforms
Back in June I took my 11-year-old on a tour to China, through China Spree tours. This is our story. Our 16 hour flight landed at 6am. After a shifty, dull, restless flight, we were ready to be alive again by the time we touched down in Beijing. The first thing I noted was how … Continue reading Our Excursion to China
Ok, so I'm looking at my last blog post (2 months ago!!) and thinking - oh my god, I'm so off my game. I've been over-busy and while I've cut a few responsibilities out, just recently, the honest truth is that I'll be over-booking myself again soon. I always do- I kind of get excited about stuff and get involved. And when … Continue reading Where’d My Summer Go?
I am a mother of daughters and a middle school nurse. A while ago, a student was raped one weekend. Here's what to high a price for 20 minutes of action looks like. A girl I'd never met before comes into my clinic. She's beautiful, or would be if not for the two large scars … Continue reading 20 Minutes of Action
I'll be at Space City Comic Con just 8 days from now (Friday May 27th-Sunday May 29th), signing advanced copies of my sci-fi comic with artist Kevin McCoy - Project Mammoth: Dying Light! We'll have giveaways throughout the weekend, and there'll be special screenings of the upcoming companion web series, Project Mammoth: Awakening. After each screening … Continue reading Meet me at Space City!
Last summer, as I mentioned in my Parenting an Artist posts (read part 1 here and part 2 here), we did a 'home school summer camp' with our then 10-year-old. She spent the summer working on short stories, which landed her a place in the creative writing track of her dream middle school. She also … Continue reading Parenting an Artist, Part 3