Category Archives: Fiction

Remember the old days of serials in magazines? Well, I don’t, but thought I’d include a snippet of my novel, Phoenix, here from time to time. Happy reading!

Camp Howyouwriteit: Plotters vs. Pantsters

Ahhh, summer camp. We take the bus out to the idyllic woods and either you get off at Camp Plotter, flying it’s very well-constructed flag, or Camp Pantster, flying, well, someone’s pants. The two camps get along reasonably well. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Seeing the Forest

It’s official.  I’m having triplets. No, no, not the kind that will give me insane stretch marks and make my feet swell (although I might get a serious case of “writer’s butt”).

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Genre Bending

A few years ago, when I wrote Phoenix, I wrote the story without a thought to the genre it would fit in. I know, how silly of me. I was young, naive, and totally enamored with the story I was … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to My Work in Progress

Dear Pardon Falls, Hi! It’s me, Kim. Your creator. You do remember me, right? I’m sorry I haven’t been as attentive over these last few weeks. Trust me, while my waking thoughts were focused on this insane, but fantastic, work … Continue reading

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Baby, You’re a Firework

Katy Perry’s song has been running through my head for the last couple of days and I thought it was just an earworm caught from all the 4th of July revelry, but I realized this morning that maybe it’s in … Continue reading

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We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog …

I admit, I love my day job. I love the bustle, I love how I get to work on some really cool projects with a great team. The one down side is when my anal-retentiveness flares up and I work … Continue reading

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That Drum Machine Ain’t Got No Soul

You are probably wondering what in the world that headline is about. It’s a line from my new favorite song, “Internet Killed the Video Star” by The Limousines. It’s an infectious, fun song that will make you dance in your … Continue reading

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Carbing Up

I haven’t written that much in the last two weeks. Haven’t blogged that much either. I thought I was hitting that Wednesday Slump – you know the one … Monday and Tuesday you are going to be productive and meet … Continue reading

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My Own Memorial Day

The end of May is a time of reflection for me. Not only do I take a moment to thank the veterans and those still serving our country, I think about the people in my life – both still with … Continue reading

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Show-Off:Tattle-Tale

Writers beat themselves up. A lot. We’re a sadistic sort, spending hours alone at the keyboard, our families neglected, our gardens overgrown and our dogs unwalked. Not to mention the innocent but salt-in-the-wound comments like, “Can I buy your book … Continue reading

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