The Mess That Is Me


The Mess That Is Me is merely my unique observations about this crazy world that surrounds us and how I fit into it. Here I will share parts of my writing process and fears, some of our travels and reports of our events, and even about our quirky family. So grab a cup of coffee, settle back, and see what lies within this twisted mind of mine.

June 21, 2016

(Getting a Seat at the Table: Book Signing Basics Part Three)

When my sister and I were just tiny tots, our family joined some visiting relatives at a popular restaurant here in town. Our cousin, sitting in her high chair, was more than merely boisterous for a two-year-...

June 13, 2016

(Getting a Seat at the Table: Book Signing Basics Part Two)

You’ve received your invitation to the party and you’re getting a seat at the table. You’re excited, eager even, and you can’t wait for the day to arrive. The actual book signing seems so far away: six months,...

June 2, 2016

Fifty. The big 5-0. 50. It doesn’t matter how I say it or how many times I say it, I still find it hard to believe. I mean, wasn’t it just yesterday I was popping zits and waiting to see if my tux was ready for prom? How could I be turning fifty already? Hell, I still...

May 9, 2016

Six years ago, Sarah found herself in a hostile work environment. The manager of her company was a controlling, domineering man who tried to insinuate his way into the nooks and crannies of his employees’ lives as if he had a right to control their personal time. If th...

April 21, 2016

(Originally posted at The Mess That Is Me April 2011)

The world is fascinated with vampires right now. The Twilight series, True Blood, Kim Harrison, Laurel K. Hamilton, Anne Rice, Buffy and Angel, all of the neck biting, blood sucking fantasies that can be had are re...

April 19, 2016

What can I say? We had so much fun the first time, we just had to do it again. To be honest, I don’t see us skipping this one anytime soon. Taira Wilds does an incredible job keeping things fun and organized that we never have to worry about what’s going on or whether...

September 28, 2015


Facebook is a sharp knife with a dual-sided blade. On one side, it’s a great way to connect, advertise, and share important information. Flip it over and you have ignorance being shared with fictional news accounts, which people take and spread as real, over-dramatic...

July 27, 2015

Saturday was the Roll the Dice Release Party. Needless to say, writing this blog post was about all I did Sunday. I was tired. Drained. Exhausted. Wiped. Pooped. Well, you get the idea. Don’t get me wrong. It was a blast and well worth it. And yes, I’m ready to do it a...

March 9, 2015

It’s easy for me to get confused. I mean, I share a home with three ladies who have divvied up the chores and I have a hard enough time remembering what day of the week it is, so remembering who is cooking that night is even more of a challenge. They have menus that th...

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