Tips for Working on Film Sets from Outside the Film Industry

I have only worked on a few feature films but have made countless short films at various levels. While on set last night as a Production Assistant, I realized that even though I don’t have a lot of feature film experience or experience in certain tech departments, my experiences as an equestrian and sideshow performer…


An Explanation of my Silence

Hello! It has been awhile since anything was put up on the blog. I am thinking a redesign of both of my websites to make them more appealing, which might mean getting rid of WordPress altogether. I haven’t decided yet. In any case, I am posting written work to Patreon now. For as little as…


Andrew and Emma

(Image by Safauna) Andrew opened his lunch and found a pink note card stuck to the plastic container. “I hope you are having a good day. Love, Mom,” read the note. Andrew quickly crumpled the note before his buddies could see it. How embarrassing, he thought. And on pink paper, too. He stuffed the ball…


My First Hex

Autumn air is always described as crisp, but that’s exactly how it was when I cast my first hex. I stood at the corner of the street and my eight-year-old body shivered as the cold air brushed against my bare cheek. Eric Desmond approached the corner and waved energetically. He didn’t go to my school,…


Hugo House 30/30, other projects, and Crypticon!

Wow. I didn’t realize I let nearly four months fly by without a post. This is going to be a weird post of a billion updates. Hugo House’s 30/30 Hugo House is a non-profit in Seattle that offers classes for writers (young and old!) and is also a literary hub for events and whatnot. It…


3 Mundane Tortures You Can Stop Putting Yourself Through in Order to Get More Reading Accomplished

I hear a lot of, “Oh, I haven’t read that yet. I don’t have time to read” and a slew of other equally as lame responses to why someone hasn’t read a book since high school. If you firmly believe that time is your problem, here are a bunch of stupid things people do when…


How and Where to Support My Work

Sadly, this website is not as full as it should be and many people have noticed. Some people have asked me for a comprehensive list on how/where to support my work and me while it all slowly gets streamlined to my website. Here is the list on where you can find nearly everything me, including…


Bullet Tears: We’re Big Girls Now

The following is a flash fiction backstory of the main character in my upcoming novel, Bullet Tears. Five-year-old Donna tapped the plastic red person over the colored spaces on the Candyland board. She reached the last space and took her plastic person high in the air and dropped it on the Candy Castle. “I win!”…


Facebook Defeat

I felt like a true Seattleite today. For the first time in two years, I felt like I lived here. Nothing about my day was specific to the Seattle experience, so maybe I just felt like an Earthling. I did my laundry in the laundry room of my 100-year-old apartment building. I rode the bus…


Kino reviews: Bonebat Comedy of Horrors Film Festival

The Bonebat Comedy of Horrors Film Festival is a festival in Seattle put on by Steve and Gord of The Bonebat Show podcast. It is an annual event funded through Kickstarter every year. The event is put on at Central Cinema, a cute venue that loves to showcase cult films with dinner. The venue itself is…