Come on Baby, Light My Fire

The task I assign a basic exercise in my art class at the beginning of the semester, where I have the students make a list of 20 things they love. It's personal and useful. This assignment was initially created to resolve the frequent phrase I hear whenever I assign a new art project: "I don't... Continue Reading →

Shepherd’s Call is Out

This Angie Counios blog is a meandering of thoughts. Sometimes there is a destination and sometimes there isn't. Sometimes I talk about the food I ate yesterday and sometimes I talk about my author life---that life I'm trying to nurture and grow with all the love and effort of an attentive parent. And like a... Continue Reading →

Location Location Location

A homage to Shepherd's Watch. They say you're not allowed to have a favorite. But I do. You'd think it was the first book, Along Comes a Wolfe because, well, it's the first book. You may even think it's the first book because it's won awards or because my face is under the plastic bag... Continue Reading →

Roles and Lessons

David invited me to the university to speak to his scriptwriting class about collaboration. We talked about how we started and the journey we took from then to where we are today. When David and I first realized that we clicked creatively, I was directing a high school theater production. I asked him to come... Continue Reading →

The Routine of Writing

After reading The War of Art by Steven Pressfield I pondered, because that's what any good book does---it makes you think. I asked myself: What does it look like when I write? What do I do? How do I do it? Great questions and I'd love to tell you* (taken from Elyse Myers, and thank... Continue Reading →

Shepherd and Wolfe

David, my writing partner, and I are launching the fourth book in the Shepherd and Wolfe Mystery Series, Shepherd's Call this May 25th. Every time another completed book lands in our hands we get very excited. There are a lot of feelings. Relief. Happiness. Feelings of success. Anticipation on how it will be received. Pride.... Continue Reading →

Writing Processes

We are about to launch our fourth book in the Shepherd and Wolfe Mystery series. It's called Shepherd's Call and it's coming out on May 25. I just spent too much time on social media promoting the book launch---not my skill set. All the steps to writing a novel (at least for us) For those... Continue Reading →

Know Your Why

Two important questions to ask yourself:What do you do?Why do you do it?Micheal Jr.'s video Know Your Why is worth a watch. It came across my Facebook feed and I've looked at it several times. It was like a sermon of sorts to me and it's taken me a while to truly understand the totality... Continue Reading →

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