Notes From the Toolbox

Bang the Drum, Toot the Horn

Part of me doesn’t want to write this post— because like sands through the hourglass, so are the days to my revision deadline. Four weeks gone. Thirteen weeks to go. Why did I take time to look that up? I need to keep my head down, social media locked away, and...

What’s Your Ding?

If you time traveled back— that’s what fifty years requires; it’s no longer just a memory— and popped into my junior high, the song on everyone’s lips was Gimme Dat Ding by The Pipkins. It was a short-lived hit. There was no hope for it to be anything else up...

Historical Fiction Rocks!

From the time I started reading, I read across all genres— except historical fiction. Historical fiction made me look the other way, reach for a mystery, a thriller, a romance— anything to make me forget all the summers my father dragged me to Civil War battlegrounds...