Yes, as I wrote in my last post, I’m still in the grips of burnout; coming out of it slowly, making tentative plans for the new year, yet not without considerable doubts because I had such high hopes for 2018 and now find myself limping, feeling rather beaten up (if only by myself), into 2019.
I had big plans for Thanksgiving week. With the Thursday and Friday off for the holiday, and my sons off from school on Wednesday as well, I opted to take the entire week off, myself. I had Big Plans for […]
Many (though not all) of my stories start with a place I visit or see in pictures, which strikes me a particular way. In “God’s Country,” out in Nosetouch Press’ Asterisk Anthology Vol. 2, the story started with a swathe […]
The idea for this story is fairly straightforward. The local Islamic Center offered a screening of the documentary, “Salam Neighbor,” and I was curious, so I went. Watching the film, I began to wonder: how would my son, then 10, cope with living in a refugee camp?
I posted this to Instagram on Monday, September 24, my brief contribution to the #BelieveSurvivors walkout organized by the #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke: Later that week, listening to Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony, I became unexpectedly enraged. I found so […]
So it’s been a month since I last blogged! I knew this, and yet, the month passed in one of those hazy modes that felt like there might have been a week or two buffer thrown in there. It was […]
In April I blogged about going with the flow of some time-worn astrological advice to revise some fiction that had been rejected. With Mercury again in retrograde this month, while I got back to work on another dystopia that I’d […]
Read? Singular? As in, you only read one book in July, Christa? Well, no. Far from it. I read several… but I want to focus on one in particular. July hasn’t been an easy writing month on multiple counts: I […]
I am so pleased and proud to announce that one of my favorite short stories has found a home! “Liliya and the Lost Relics of Bygone Futures,” a new take on an old folk tale series, is live over on […]
I admit: I struggled a bit this month. I broke my policy of being very picky about what I read, in the spirit of supporting other indie authors and booksellers… and ended up with a book I couldn’t finish. This […]