An Open Letter To Benedict Cumberbatch

Dear Benedict, Last night, I saw you perform Hamlet for the second time. Unlike so many of those around me, I did not travel to London just to see this performance. I come to London every year because London is the city of my soul. Although I recognized your talent and have greatly enjoyed your…

Goodnight Sweet Prince: A Reflection on Hamlet

Last week, I had the absolute pleasure of seeing Hamlet at the Barbican Center, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. This show has been sold out for over a year. People fly in from all over the world just to see this performance because they are huge fans of Benedict Cumberbatch, mostly from his work in Sherlock.  Me?…

Bittersweet Ending to Rowan Series

My favorite book review site, Bitten By Books, has reviewed all 5 of the Rowan of the Wood books. Here is an excerpt from their final review for Spirit of the Otherworld:  The end of a series is always bittersweet. While it is satisfying to finally have every mystery solved, it is also like saying goodbye…

How to Make French Bread from Scratch!

Over the past year, I’ve completely redirected myself away from writing fiction and teaching English toward a more technical future. I’ve been refreshing my HTML and CSS skills, and I’ve been learning new skills and languages, like JavaScript and Python. Soon, I’ll be tackling iOS. Here in Portland, there is an amazing organization called Treehouse,…

OMG! New Reviews!

Although O. M. Grey left this plane of reality on August 1st of this year and became The Grey Ghost, her work lives on. Go on over to Bitten By Books to read the full reviews, but I’ve posted little teaser excerpts below: The Zombies of Mesmer: A Nickie Nick Vampire Hunter Novel Book Summary:…

NYC BD #45!

This has been a great trip so far! I’m in between being in the crowd outside The Today Show (my mother’s favorite) and going out to see the Statue of Liberty. It’s been great fun so far. Yesterday we saw The Rockettes, and today we’re seeing a Tom Stoppard play, with Ewan McGregor and Maggie…

Winter Squash & Fresh Sage Biscuits

This recipe is so very delicious. I’ve made it 4 times in the past three weeks, each time with a different squash. Although my biscuits aren’t nearly as attractive as the creator’s biscuits, they are scrumptious. Like most of my recipes, I alter them from another recipe. This one was altered from Kitchen Vignette’s Delicata…

Read the Actual Words for a Change

I’ve gotten several messages and emails lamenting the death of O. M. Grey or to express a sadness that I’m quitting writing…only I’m not quitting writing. I got so many messages, in fact, I doubted my own memory of what I wrote just two days ago, so I went back to “Caught in the Cogs”…

Ukiah Corner Gallery Art Show

For the entire month of July, my visual art and books will be on display in the front window at the Ukiah Corner Gallery. I’m ever so excited about this! It’s the first time in my life that my visual art has been on display in public. There will be a reception for this month’s…

Valhalla Renaissance Faire

  Ethan and I have the great joy of being part of the 22nd Annual Valhalla Renaissance Faire this year in South Lake Tahoe. We’ve been trying to get into this faire for years, so we’re super excited about it. Look for our booth, then come in and say hello! We’ll be doing live demonstrations…