Calling All Artists! City-State Is Looking for a New Creative Mind!

Hello!  I hope you all are having a wonderful day! James and I recently parted ways with our cover artist.  There were no hard feelings, nor were there any conflicts.  Our previous artist is in high school, and she had to leave City-State to prepare for her college adventures.  Good luck to you, Jamie!  🙂 … More Calling All Artists! City-State Is Looking for a New Creative Mind!

Follow Your “Dreams” – A Writer’s Dilemma

James and I are working on our latest short story, “Prescription for Ratings: The Committee”, and I am stumped. There are dream sequences in the first short story, “Prescription for Ratings: The Contestants”.  “Committee” is the sequel to “Contestants”.  James and I decided to connect the two pieces in another way – adding a dream … More Follow Your “Dreams” – A Writer’s Dilemma

It’s All Coming Together…

Hello!  I will be off and running at two major public outings in October, and I am steadily getting City-State’s act together. I am organizing my “book table”, and I am almost ready to unveil City-State to eastern North Carolina! It’s all happening… stay tuned! #citystate

Character Spotlight – Ishmael the Wanderer

Who is Ishmael? So, I’ve been asked this on occasion. “Who is this Ishmael?  Was he some super-smart guy?  Was he some inventor or a charismatic leader?” Yes. Here’s the quick and dirty on Ishmael: Ishmael was the only son of a somewhat delusional vagabond, and self-identifying “prophet” who called himself Semaj.  Semaj spent his … More Character Spotlight – Ishmael the Wanderer

Part II, Part II, Part II, Part II, Part II

Hello!  Greetings from the treacherous land of editing – the land of frustration, chaos, and repetitive language. James and I are working on our short story entitled “Prescription for Ratings: The Committee”.  This is the somewhat sequel to our latest short story, “Prescription for Ratings: The Contestants” (available on Amazon). While I was editing, I … More Part II, Part II, Part II, Part II, Part II