#MondayBlogs – Finding Inspiration Within The Dirt and Grime

The fourth Michael Sykora Novel is coming your way soon! The title is Child’s Play. I’ll have it up for a discounted pre-order in about a week, with a scheduled June release. When I release a new book, readers inevitably ask me what inspired the story. That can be a difficult question to answer, mainly because I’m not always completely sure myself. I rarely begin a book with intention. I simply listen, and I go Read More …

FAIRIES WEAR BOOTS – You Gotta Believe Me? A Photo, A Song, A Story

I have two addictions – books and music – and the two often intertwine in unexpected ways. Often the story is already in motion, the characters set, when a connection to a song occurs to me. Occasionally, though, the song pops into my head first, with a story to follow, unrelated to the song, but driven by it just the same. The latter is exactly what happened with one of my stories for Triptychs, the Read More …