It’s been a while since I published, but here is incontrovertible PROOF that I’ve been busy writing. Among the projects I’m working on is this new Young Adult Urban Fantasy trilogy.

Thanks to Seedlings Design Studio for the amazing artwork.

Here’s the cover art for the first book, Good Luck and Bad Juju, followed by a book description. I hope you’re as excited as I am for its release!

One sister must die.
The others have to live with it.

Hoodoo. Conjure. Folk magic.

Whatever you call it—in Raven’s family, it kills one girl per generation. Raven has two sisters and no plans to lose them. She refuses to become her control-freak mother or her drunk grandmother, who still grieve the sisters and daughter they lost to the curse.

Raven petitions the spirits for protective gifts: empathy for one sister, sight for the other, and Raven gets luck.

When a stranger with a dying son is caught in the petition, his gift makes him unstoppable. The more desperate he becomes, the stronger and larger he grows—and the more he loses control.

In his mind, only Raven, her sisters, and their magic stand between him and his son’s life.

The sisters have survived a hostage situation, a break-in, and countless car accidents, but this man’s uncontrolled strength and obsession are their greatest threat.

Will the girls’ gifts be enough to save them? And if not, is Raven lucky enough to be the one who dies?

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So it’s been over a month since I last posted. My bad.

You know how life gets in the way of things. Lately, my life has included a large influx of work at my day job… and a new puppy. So today, I come to you with puppy photos in hand, because nothing prompts forgiveness for absence better than cute pet pics or kid pics.

You Are Enough!

Basically, he’s super cute. And super sweet when he wants to be. But he also requires a good deal of attention with respect to house-training and play time, and I’m trying to find my new normal.

You Are Enough!

In the meantime, I’ve missed posting about all kinds of awesome sciencey-or-weird stuff that’s happened over the past month. Stuff like the super wolf blood moon, which I totally planned to write about.

This blog post is the beginning of my getting back into a routine in which I continue to write the Johnson Family Curse series, work at my day job, and raise a cute pup, among other things.

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For some people, the holidays are an amazing time for eating indulgent food and spending time with loving family. For other people, the holidays are hard.

Maybe you ended them feeling bad about yourself.

Quick reminder: you are enough.

As we start the countdown to the new year, a lot of you are making resolutions.

How will you be thinner, more productive, more of what all the ads tell you that you need to be?

You are enough.

You can choose, at any moment in time, to improve yourself. You don’t have to do it just because the Earth has made yet another trip around the sun.

You don’t have to do it because everyone else is doing it. You don’t have to do it for the people who focus on your imperfections instead of all the amazing things about you. And you certainly don’t have to do it just because our society is trying to suck money out of you for gym memberships, weight loss plans, hair-removal packages, or whatnot.

You Are Enough!

So get out there and make 2019 the best you can. I believe in you.

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So despite not being a little old lady, I wear hearing aids, because apparently my ears are defective. In other words, I’m a cyborg enhanced with advanced hearing technology.

Those of you who don’t think this makes me a cyborg are probably the same group who don’t think Die Hard is a Christmas movie, and you really need to rediscover your joy.

Okay, I admit that one has nothing to do with the other. But I just read this article about how 62% of people wrongly think that Die Hard isn’t a Christmas movie, even though it obviously is, and I wanted to publicly point out their wrongness.

And it’s my blog, so I do what I want.

Anyway, today is my doctor’s appointment to discuss upgrading my hearing aids. In other words, I will be upgraded with new, improved super-hearing capabilities.

Now, if I could just figure out how to use this super power for the good of humanity…

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First of all, I promise that not all my blog posts will be NASA-inspired, but let’s face it: NASA is awesome. Space is awesome. We are all stuck to a giant rock circling a gianter fireball that is the center of one of billions of galaxies. So basically, there’s a lot to say.

Anyway, NASA reports that tonight is the annual Geminid meteor shower, and stargazers can watch meteors streak across the sky as they enter Earth’s atmosphere.

Geminid Meteor Shower

While you’re out there admiring the marvelous spectacle, rest assured that it is exceedingly rare for people to be struck by meteorites, and try not to think about how the dinosaurs were likely wiped out by an asteroid.

Instead, think of that obviously-true story where that guy gained super powers after being hit by a meteorite. It could happen.

Right?

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