Cat Door Misadventures

Things don’t always go the way you plan. This is a tale of that very lesson. We have two cats: Lily and Meeker. Lily is small and sweet and afraid of everything. Meeker is big, in charge, and loves to go outside. Meeker loves going outside so much that he doesn’t care who he has…

Antagonists and Big Rooms

Have you noticed this trend, especially in sci-fi or superhero movies? I think I first noticed it with Ronan in Guardians of the Galaxy. But after that, I started noticing it other places. How about Darth Vader? Or even the “queen” dragon in How to Train Your Dragon. I’m not talking about motivations, or back…

Is There Too Much Apologizing Going On?

There’s an interesting phenomenon in the blogospere and in social media. It looks something like this: “I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a while.” “I’m sorry for posting so often.” “I apologize for the political post.” “Sorry for all the book posts.” And on and on and on. I noticed the first example in blogs…

Sometimes, You Need A Win

If you know me in real life, you know I go to Starbucks a lot. A lot. My kids attend Taekwondo classes across the street from the Starbucks location I frequent the most, and they pretty much live at Taekwondo, especially around tournament time. The baristas know my name. I gave them copies of The Seventh…

A Story About Reviews

Can I get sappy on you guys for a second? I was looking at this image on my computer. These are reviews for The Seventh Seed, which officially released less than a week ago, on October 24th. Reviews have been coming in since then, and as of a few minutes ago, it has 16 with…