Thursday, March 22, 2018

The new schedule for CASA is out.  If you are interested in taking my visual stories class you can find a one day workshop here. May 5th. or a 6 week class starting June 9th here.

Visualizing your stories helps bring them to light. Brighten your wording, create tension, find your voice and edit with a keen eye.  We will discuss time lines, characters, revisions and the publishing world. Each student will receive a personal critique. Using fun ideas and exercises, we will create art and text that work together to form your unique story. Participants bring notebook and writing implements to each class.

Or my new steampunk workshop May 26th
Explore steampunk in all its forms, hear examples in the media and make a small craft. Inspired by the industrial steam-powered machinery of 19th century Victorian England, this subgenre branches out in an era of romantic optimism, adventurous perspective on anachronistic technologies, retro-futuristic inventions, alchemy, fashion, etiquette, architectural style and art. Steampunk knowledge can be the basis for further research in writing, art, cosplay and adventures.
Materials provided.

These are adult classes but I can sneak in some youth.  Just tell the man you are 18 at registration.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Hand-painted digital art

Newest project: digital scrapbooking! Go to to see my hand-painted digital art for download.

So, a designer pack has backgrounds, embellishments and word art included.  Here is a sample of each.  Every item is painted or sculpted first then scanned as either a jpeg or png.  They are only a few dollars, about $9 for the designer pack, each with a specific theme.  I had fun creating them.  Some things are elements from my artwork that I will be showing at CASA in November and December 2018.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Vine Leaves Literary Journal

This beautiful book is available for pre-order here.  I contributed a vignette, "Bomb Shelter".  This book was a massive undertaking and I'm crossing my fingers for the publisher that they will find success!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Starward Tales II

Starward Tales II: Another Anthology of Speculative Legends by [Droege, CB]A new anthology is out! I have a story in Starward Tales II.  The theme is legends and folk tales set in space. You can find it here or here . "The Signal" is about a convoy ship receive a distress call that sounds like a Grimm's Fairy tale.  The e-book is cheep plus I will have copies.  Check it out.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Read female authors

I found this great quote from The Importance of Reading Women. I even toned it down so check the link for the full version.
"Women writers could acknowledge that society treated their male counterparts differently. That there was something quietly suffocating about growing up as a woman because there were very specific expectations about what you ought to being doing with your life and your body. Male authors had the privilege of not having to discuss sexism either because they were unaware of it or took it for granted."  and
"The greatest statement a female author can make, and so many female authors have made it, is simply to write the way women actually are. Katniss Everdeen and Hermione Granger don’t need to constantly discuss the pangs of womanhood, yet they still manage to subvert sexist expectations because they are smart, capable and heroic."
As a campaign I started the hashtag #publishwomen but it should also include read and buy books by women, review women, award women, include women.