SKP 2023: Online Writing & Unproduced Work

February 1st, 2023 Welcome to February. It’s just as damn cold as yesterday. It is also a brand new monthly topic on my Sleeping Kitty Productions 2023 calendar: Internet Writing & Unproduced Work. And I’m going to start with a big question: Why the hell do I do this? By that, I mean: what isContinue reading “SKP 2023: Online Writing & Unproduced Work”

Here’s to 2022

December 8th, 2022 Who doesn’t want to curl up with this cuddly pup, a hot mug of coffee, and a good book? First things first: even though its official release date is tomorrow, December 9th, my new book A Dream of Tin & Eternity is available NOW on Amazon in paperback, hardcover, and digital; pleaseContinue reading “Here’s to 2022”

Grace

November 23rd, 2022 I love this time of year, because I live for times when light and dark are mutually strongest. The holidays can be f—ing tough. Talking to others around a table, especially those who see the world differently than you do, can be extremely sensitive and difficult. Kirsten Powers on Substack sent theContinue reading “Grace”

Groundless

October 14th, 2022 I was going to write about fall today. I had a lot of feelings yesterday and thought of some words I was going to write this morning. I was going to take a stunning photo of an autumn tree. And then it snowed. And what I really wanted to talk about cameContinue reading “Groundless”

On The Ground

October 10th, 2022 I just read an essay in which the writer was feeling paralyzed with fear because she felt as though she was living in the shadow of her audience’s expectations of her; she knows she can’t be the best of herself at all times, and people want to believe that you are theContinue reading “On The Ground”

Stupid Questions

September 2nd, 2022 “So I was looking at the long term / Three quarters and I quit school / Now I break hearts as a learning tool.” – The Next Step, “Honesty & Happiness” As that lyric accurately describes, I did not go to college for long. Even calling it “college” doesn’t feel right. ButContinue reading “Stupid Questions”

Cold World Trailer

August 15th, 2022 It has not been a cold summer, but for my readers, it has been a Cold World summer. Some of the best reviews of my writing career have made their way to me from people who have discovered the secrets of this story set on Earth in 2222; Cold World is aContinue reading “Cold World Trailer”

Introduction v.2022

July 20th, 2022 How does a person get another person to like them the first time they meet? That’s what required of us when we write these stupid distillations of ourselves. If you hate me two sentences in, then I lose you. Definitely for the moment, most likely for today, and possibly forever. No pressure.Continue reading “Introduction v.2022”

I Squish You

June 26th, 2022 Have you ever squished a bug? I have. When the world feels way too big to fix, my mind starts thinking small, and bugs are very small. But they’re alive. They breathe and they eat and they think and they have families and they live lives. And we squish them. Wondering ifContinue reading “I Squish You”

Definition of Soul

June 24th, 2022 “So you believe in a soul?” she asked. “I do, but I have a complicated relationship with the word ‘soul’,” he said. “Do tell,” she said. “Well,” he started, “soul is a word that doesn’t actually mean anything. Like, if I say orange, you think of the color, or the fruit. ItContinue reading “Definition of Soul”