Wednesday, May 16, 2018

ArmadilloCon 40

Receiving an invitation to be a panelist at ArmadilloCon 40 reminds me that I haven't been good about updating my blog. I hosted WORDfest this year on March 24 and presented on "Controlling Runaway Ideas and Competing Projects." Briefly in April, I stayed at The Writers' Colony in Eureka Springs where I learned the value of a writers' retreat: setting aside solid time when I "should be writing" instead of "should be doing something else." Having a firm purpose makes a difference in productivity! As for ArmadilloCon 40, I turned it down this year because I already have other plans for that weekend.

Monday, August 7, 2017

ArmadilloCon 39

It's always an honor to be a panelist at ArmadilloCon. This year, I was on four juicy panels: How to Get the Most Out of Your Writing Group, Rules of the Game, Short Story vs. Novel, and What is This Thing Called Plot?

Sunday, April 16, 2017

NFSPS Convention

I will discuss momentum in poetry at the National Federation of State Poetry Societies Convention, which will be from June 29-July 2 at the Hilton in Downtown Fort Worth. My talk will be on Friday, June 30 from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM. You can find out more about the convention at

Thursday, April 6, 2017


I will be hosting WORDfest on April 8th. I'll be giving the welcome speech and closing remarks, working the TCC English Department table and the NE Arlington Writers' Critique Group table, and moderating the "Identify Your Genre" breakout session from 2:30PM - 3:15PM. Very excited!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

ArmadilloCon 38

I'll be an instructor at the ArmadilloCon 38 (July 29-31, 2016) writing workshop. Gonna be fun!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


I attended DFW Con for the first time last weekend and am only just recovering from the whirlwind of informative panels and networking opportunities. If you're a writer, it's definitely worth attending!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

"The Meridian Aid" Gets Some Love!

On Jan. 28, 2015, I received a certificate for my short story "The Meridian Aid"!

Urania at the Great Wall

Urania at the Great Wall
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