I'm in a sneak peek mood, so here's chapter 1 from 'Scales & Stingers: Heroes of Avoch book 1": Chapter One Thia forced herself to keep a steady pace as she walked toward Father Philip’s office. Running wasn’t going to help her nerves, and it might hurt someone who got in her way. It’s nothing, … Continue reading Just to get you asking (I hope) when you can get more….
Yes, that's me. I took it last night, while waiting at the airport for my husband to arrive. I'd wandered the closest mall after work and, well, Grogu was at Build a Bear. I don't regret that decision. Names are a funny thing. I chose, initially, to write under the name of KateMarie Collins because … Continue reading What’s in a name?
Isn't it GORGEOUS!?!?!? One thing I'm not shy about is that I'm not an artist in the sense of drawing. Spacing, color palate, etc...it's a mystery to me. My son is amazing at it. I've wanted a new cover for 'Inversion of Magic' for a while now. A friend and fellow writer, Sean R. Frasier … Continue reading Hoping to spark some magic (aka sales)
Interior door, Fa'side Castle, Scotland I start my new job today. I'm sure there's going to be an hour or two of paperwork, some videos that I'm required to watch. But, eventually, I'll get to my building (orientation is taking place at another one) and see my workspace. Get some training on what I'm to … Continue reading A new door waits
I've had retail jobs pretty much my entire life. I've quit them for different reasons. Sometimes I was moving out of the area. Others I was needed at home, raising our kids. This time is different. I'm quitting because I found something better. I had a shift this morning, will have three more before I … Continue reading Riding the wind of change
One thing I thought of after getting my new job is what projects did I have around the house that needed to get done. I've got this week left at retail/part time. There's a few things that I've wanted to work on, some that even got started, but I didn't get finished yet. In some … Continue reading Something old is new again
Train Station, Perth, Scotland My life is changing. I've been trying to look for a better job for a while now. Living in a pandemic that just won't end (get vaccinated & wear a mask - PLEASE) led me to realize that the retail job I had wasn't enough. Sure, it had some good people … Continue reading New season, new job
I'm not adding a picture to this post. If I wanted to, I could dig out an old photo album and scan a picture I took in 1992. The year I spent spring break in New York City on a tour led by the head of the theatre department where I was going to college … Continue reading 9/11 – twenty years later
Sidhe viewpoint, west of Loch Ness, Scotland I've used the image up top before on my blog. It was taken the second day of the trip, on a day I learned how to drive on the 'wrong' side of the road. This is near the spot where I found my first 'home'....the place my heart … Continue reading Lifting myself back up
Tapestry hanging in Fa'side Castle, Scotland Last Friday, it was time for my 6 week check up on my hands. They're healing nicely! A little tightness/soreness will still crop up in the left, but nothing so bad that I need to take meds for it. I've not had any misfires since surgery! Dr. gave me … Continue reading Final hand check – I’m clear!