Humor to Survive

My character, Austan, has lived a hard life. Humor plays a big part in who he is, but it’s actually a survival skill that’s helped him get through hard times and a way to mask his vulnerability. Suvi loves him because of his carefree personality. I also love people like Austan who can throw out a joke or a witty barb almost as easily as a smile. His humor draws Suvi in and helps her forget her Continue reading

‘Eyes’ on Soccer

SONY DSCLast time, you met Austan from my Bending Willow Trilogy. His character lives and breathes soccer. He used to play college soccer until he blew out his knee; that’s when he was recruited by the CIA and became an undercover NCS operative. In Eyes of Light, he wins Suvi’s heart as he teaches her soccer moves in her backyard and then tricks her into playing on his indoor team.

I love watching soccer. I only played one year as a kid and my team was so bad that I overheard a parent from the opposing team say, “They shouldn’t be called the Strikers…they should be called the Strikeouts.” Continue reading

Yippee! It’s done!

EyesofLightWEBv2Maybe you already noticed, but my book is finally out!  Sigh!  Finally.

It’s taken a lot of work and editing and revising (about a gajillion and four times), but it’s done.

Eyes of Light was fun to write.  To read more about it, you can click on My Books to see a summary of it, links to both printed and digital versions, etc.  But for this post, I wanted to share a few pictures that go with scenes from my story.

On my 100thPost, I have a picture of the painting the ‘real’ Suvi painted, which was the catalyst for my story.  Suvi was social, talkative, and super bubbly.  I liked her a lot, which is why I didn’t send her on her way when she came door-to-door selling her paintings.  Continue reading