Ask Peggy How to Pay for Education Costs

Can you believe how quickly the summer is coming to an end? It seems like just last week, my family and I were watching 4th of July fireworks, and making homemade ice cream! Now, back to school activities are top priority in everyone’s mind. Here in Norman, OK, heading back to school reminds us that OU… Read More

1 Adapt, overcome, and never give up…

I began writing 12 years ago when a friend asked me to edit a book she’d been working on. In my attempt to help my friend, I learned two very important things about myself: a.) I have absolutely no editorial skill. And b.) I love to tell stories. That’s how I discovered my love for… Read More

Writing Advice from YA Author Shannon Greenland

I’m always curious to read the advice of other authors, both unpublished and published. I’ve had several books out now and have garnered my own briefcase full of things I have learned not only myself, but also by observing others. And so I thought I’d share…. In no particular order: Write what you want to… Read More


To be a writer, you’ve got to have a muse. Everyone knows this. It’s the magical and all-powerful MUSE that does the work, inspires you, and makes it all happen. You know the muse is with you because it starts as a tingling sensation in your lower back. A flare of electricity that then travels… Read More

7 Old People, New Talk

I often write characters who are either immortal or who live a much longer lifetime than a human. I also read a ton of books with similar set ups. Every so often I run across a review or a comment pointing out how a five-hundred-year-old person speaks like a twenty-five year old in the current… Read More

Story Ideas

I’ve always been a plot-oriented writer.  People ask me how I come up with ideas for my novels and the truth is, I don’t really know. Prior to the release of my first hardcover novel, THE CONSPIRACY,I wrote a very short digital story–AFTER THE SUNRISE, just published on Amazon–mostly because I woke up on a… Read More

House Cleaning for Writers

I’m sure most of you have heard of Spring Cleaning. That time of the year when you give your house some extra love and attention. When you hope against all odds that the dust doesn’t show up again for at least a month. When you make yourself, and the microwave, a promise to always put… Read More

7 When Inspiration Takes A Hike… Take A Hike!

By Tara Kingston  As a child, I loved to write stories. I was the girl in school who always kept a freshly sharpened pencil ready to put to use in my trusty notebook. Whether the teacher declared it creative writing time in class or my thoughts wandered away from long division, I loved writing about… Read More

The first woman writer….was a spy

My blog today, features the first woman to make her living by the pen. Aphra Behn, was born, somewhere around the 1640 and we know  she died, in 1689. While her life wasn’t long she led an adventurous life by any standard. She was a spy for Charles the II for England, she was a… Read More