Tag Archives: Writing

Anne Bronte Nightwalker is here!

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What happens when you work Fire/EMS and read way too much gothic English Literature? Anne Bronte Nightwalker!   My debut novel, out with Firefox Press, is now available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle.   Who are the Brontes?   The Bronte sisters grew up isolated in the remote English moors to become three of […]

House Fire, a short story

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. . House Fire is a chapter from my novel Thread of Steel, a work in progress.    You can read Tunnel Vision about Tara’s first hoist here . > > >     House Fire, a short story   Firefighter Scott hesitated. She knelt with a charged hose line in her hands watching heavy black smoke […]

Teenage Girls & Inspiration

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Lately, I have been immersing myself in the life of the Brontes because I am in love with their books (Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall) and also because Charlotte, Emily, and Anne amaze and inspire me.  These young women lived through incredible loss and hardship, (that’s a whole other blog), and still […]

A Fine Line

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One of my favorite writers, the late Oxford FF Larry Brown, talks about writing in this short clip, but I think his words apply beautifully to firefighting and EMS, not to mention life in general.     And, that’s Larry Brown.  Brutal but honest.    

Fight Every Day

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I came across this fierce sliver of wisdom in Asheville’s Downtown Books & News.  It was perched beside hand-stapled zines of anarchy and rebellion, furious shouts for freedom alongside transgendered musings and short stories scribbled in pen.  I am so over self-help books, but this tongue-in-cheek Do-It Yourself Guide is more a philosophical framework, a […]