I am working on my first Young Adult (YA) novel “Come Back January”, a standalone installment in a series of books. It was after attending BookCon in New York this year, that I decided to venture into a new genre, one that welcomed me into a whole new world I had never considered, and one filled with surprises. Here are a few things I learned … Continue reading Young Adult Readers Take Chances
Bria Daly at BookCon wearing a Sorting Hat Continue reading Halloween Time
Writers come in all shapes and sizes. I’d like to say I’m well rounded and big [in the industry], but as a woman I hate that description about me. Instead, I’ll go ahead and borrow the terms “pantser” and “plotter”, which describe types of writers, and were coined (according to different sources), by Nanowrimo, Stephen King, and even good old Shakespeare himself. So what are … Continue reading I’m a Pantsing Percolator
Money is a funny thing. Before there were paper bills (money), people traded cows for horses and corn for milk. We’re a lot more sophisticated now, now we exchange paper for food, diamonds, a vacation, a car… Name the price and we’ll just add more bills. A piece of paper with a monetary value. We work more hours, go to school, and work additional jobs … Continue reading Free Healthcare?
I last wrote in May?! Yikes! But just so you know, I have not been slacking. I’ve been busy. Very busy. My daughter graduated from college in May, and of course we had a big party (I love parties). I had as much fun as the guest of honor (maybe more), and we had a huge turnout with delicious food that I did not make. … Continue reading
To Insanity and Beyond, A Mom’s Journey was published in 2002. It is a compilation of some of my short stories previously published in a few parenting magazines. Ready or Not, Baby’s Here is one of those stories, and today, I’d like to dedicate it to any new parents out there who are still a little unsure about what they’re getting or have gotten into. … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!
O Spring, spring, wherefore art thou? Yesterday I was out doing yard work for the first time in months, while pretending that spring is finally here. It was chilly, but I took my jacket off and worked harder and faster to stay warm (I just refused to put my jacket on as I held onto the fantasy that I didn’t really need it). Despite the … Continue reading O Spring, Spring, Wherefore Art Thou?
Before I started writing novels (in 2014), I wrote short stories and articles for parent and family magazines. The compilation of many of those articles resulted in the book To Insanity and Beyond, A Mom’s Journey, which was published in 2002. The title of the book was timely and inspired by Buzz Lightyear’s famous words in Toy Story (To infinity and beyond), at a time … Continue reading PBS cuts, Toy Story news, and kid memories of yesteryear
2016 was not an easy year. My mom passed away in April, my sister’s best friend passed away in September, and my country is now divided by politics after a too long and painful election year (and I don’t expect it to heal any time soon). 2016 was also a good year. I celebrated my 50th year as an American citizen, my dog’s 16th birthday … Continue reading Making it great!
So this is what happens when I go to bed last 😦 Continue reading Move over!