The Best Kind of Small Disaster

When I first started writing I wondered when I would call myself an author, officially. I'm completely serious. I wondered if I would wake up one day and say "Ta-da-I'm a writer." It didn't happen like that. According to a friend during a lazy morning conversation, the thing that makes one a professional writer is... Continue Reading →

How I Became a Cover Girl

A lot of girls dream of the glamour of being a cover girl. The thought never crossed my mind---ever. The closest I have come was when Teri Hofford, a brilliant photographer, took some glam photos of me. These photos, for the record, made me very nervous and uncomfortable. This had nothing to do with Teri... Continue Reading →

A Little Perspective

As I go through the blogs of yore I find stories that I'm glad I wrote. They dial me into the moment like a tuner on a radio, giving me clarity to memories I thought I left behind. Below is one of those memories. What was going on On Saturday Dave and I were in... Continue Reading →

Yay Dave!

David Gane brings so many things to the table that I do not. David and I had a collaborative blog a while back. It was the Counios and Gane blog. Then Dave streamlined our website and we created a newsletter and have a Shopify store for our books here. Somewhere in there, the blog was... Continue Reading →

Good bye January

Here I am---first day of February. I made it. One month behind me. One month into a new year. One hopeful month in and as I look back (briefly, because I'm not heading that way) it feels like it was a fine month---and this one-day-at-a-time is how I will eventually put another whole year behind... Continue Reading →

Books I Loved in 2020

The Book Fairies is an organization started by Hollywood actress Emma Watson. A few years ago she launched an international project that would see more than 1000 books left in public spaces for people to enjoy. The Book Fairies started in London, England with the Books on the Underground project but has now spread around... Continue Reading →

Memories vs. Mortgages

Last year, this past weekend, was the last time I traveled out of country or flew anywhere. Counios and Gane went to Billings, Montana for two nights for the High Plains Book Awards as nominees in the category of Young Adult Literature for our book Wolfe in Shepherd's Clothing. We came home and on Canadian... Continue Reading →

A Bit About My Writing Life: Counios and Gane

I haven't talked a lot about the Counios and Gane side of things. We have a website and a newsletter. We are international award winning authors with awards and finalist placements from the United States and Canada (Montana, Michigan, Washington D.C., Ontario, Saskatchewan). We have appeared on radio and television. We've moderated discussions with writers... Continue Reading →

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