I’m guest blogging over at Anastasia Pollack’s mysteries ‘n’ crafts blog today about the connection between watercolours and ghost towns and writing steampunk novels. Come on over and join us! Bonus: you can see another one of my paintings. Or maybe not. Maybe you’d better wait a few years until I’m a little more competent…

Canva.com is one of those fun websites where you can create things that make you look like you do marketing for a living. Graphic design is definitely not one of my skills, but the folks at Canva give me images and templates that satisfy the goofy creative itch that says, “Today you must make a…

Writing novels involves creativity on many fronts. Or maybe it’s just that my brain likes to entertain itself. I travel to many of my story locations to do photography for research, with the benefit that I can use them in connection with the books. Why not turn photos into watercolors on my iPhone? Make memes…

I love it when my friends look out for me. The other day one of them pointed out an amazing documentary he was watching on YouTube. Have you ever heard of Lady Grace Hay Drummond Hay? For an hour full of the wonder of airships, the gumption of lady journalists, and a little heartbreak to…