When you return from your Black Friday adventures, grab a bowl of leftover mashed potatoes and inhale my short story, "NEXT LEFT." It's a "RomCom with sass" that includes a Harry Connick Jr. lookalike. Only $1.99. #amreading #books
Yesterday I met the cast for 2017 Listen to Your Mother OKC. Woo! Ya gotta watch that first table read, it's a doozy!
https://danistone.net/…/listen-to-your-mother-the-table-re…/ #LTYM #listentoyourmother
A birthday gift from my husband - Gone with the Wind book purse. Miss Scarlett is one of my favorite literary characters because she was tough, but also adorably aloof, AND dramatic.
A winter wedding, bridesmaid drama, a Harry Connick Jr. look-alike barista, and GPS with a mind of its own. Need a quick, funny, read this weekend? Check out NEXT LEFT!
NEXT LEFT is back out in the world, and I couldn't be happier. If you know someone who could use a short, funny read about bridesmaid drama and a steamy Harry Connick Jr. look-alike barista, please steer them here:
Writer stress. When your editor says turn your novella into a novel, but it has a winter backdrop so you should really publish it by December 15th which means you have about 30 days to write 15,000 words. Going to hyperventilate...be right back..
Five years ago, the idea for Next Left jumped into my brain when I traveled with my brother, to visit our sister in Omaha, NE. As a writer, you never know who or what will be the inspiration for a story. In this case, it was a cute cranky barista in a small Kansas town.
I wrote a little thing and then performed it on stage at Listen To Your Mother OKC 2016. If you have 6 minutes and want to see my face make ALL THE EXPRESSIONS, put your peepers on this:
Tonight I finished an essay and submitted it to the fine folks at Chicken Soup for the Soul. I don't know if it will be accepted but I kissed it and put it out into the world. "Bye, little words. Go make mama some delicious Soup money."
Truth is often stranger than fiction and a real-life backdrop can be more vivid than any creative filter placed on top. Instead of dramatizing a story based on real life experience, perhaps I should just tell THE story. My memories are certainly dramatic enough....
Reading Mary Kubica's "Pretty Baby," last night. Smiled when I read this passage because Graham could easily be replaced with Dani.
"As a freelance writer, Graham was often home, staring blankly at a computer screen and overdosing himself on caffeine and self-doubt."
Yesterday someone asked for my writing advice to which I replied, "Just start. Start putting words on paper." Today when I asked a fellow author friend for advice, he replied, "Just start."
Damn it. Apparently I can give the advice, I just cannot heed it.