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Zeus’s Bark
Zeus’s Bark

Zeus’s Bark

Zeus is a very smart dog. He knows the maximum number of barks in a row that are tolerated by his mom (that’s 3 in case you’re wondering) and he carefully portions his barks out in a one two-one-one-one two rhythm, to get the best out of his neighborhood watch. If...

THAT’S A WRAP ‘23
THAT’S A WRAP ‘23

THAT’S A WRAP ‘23

I can’t help but look back at this year and feel grateful for all the experiences I had. I would like to celebrate with you the many firsts this year brought: WonderCon ‘23; the first Grand Prize win for my debut novel; in-person panels; LA Book Festival; San Diego...

The Surprising Layers of Zeus

The Surprising Layers of Zeus

Zeus is a dog of many layers. He is the onion of dogs, really. For example, he loves cleaning the carpet, one spot at a time. He does his very best. It’s not his fault that the spots he cleans become worse. Another layer is being the neighborhood guardian. He takes...

Zeus’s Dreams
Zeus’s Dreams

Zeus’s Dreams

Zeus spends most of his time sleeping, at least these days. His dreams vary. First, he dreams of his mom, wagging his tail. Maybe he dreams of other family members, but mostly of his mom. Second, he dreams of playing ball, his little feet running in place, gaining...

Adventures with Apollo

Adventures with Apollo

Once upon a time, there lived an amazing tiny dog, named Apollo, in the small village of San Diego, CA. He loved his life and pranced around happily with his tongue hanging out. He has heard tales of treasure (i.e. missing tennis balls) buried under the Mountain of...

Zeus’s Love
Zeus’s Love

Zeus’s Love

Zeus’s love is never ending and unconditional. Every morning, when I greet him, he jumps up and down from happiness as if we hadn’t seen each other in forever (8 hrs is a looong time for a small dog). When I look at him, he wags his tail to let me know he sees me...

Morning Routine
Morning Routine

Morning Routine

Every morning, Zeus and Apollo have a routine. First, Apollo goes to pee. Now I know you are wondering, how could this be when Zeus is the alpha dog in the house? No need to despair. This is an important strategic move on Zeus’s part. How you may ask? Because Zeus...

Apollo in the Rain

Apollo in the Rain

My little dog hates rain. Hates it with the passion of a million burning suns. I am not exaggerating. He has a super sense. Even before a drop lands on his back, he knows it’s going to rain. Thus, he cannot take care of his nightly business (aka peeing). Besides,...

WONDERCON 2023

WONDERCON 2023

This was the first Wondercon for TLL. Team SG had a blast! It was easy and fun to set up the table. The blue and white color scheme made the banners with character illustrations stand out even more. We had no idea what to expect, but we were very excited for the...

Treat time
Treat time

Treat time

At treat time, my little dog Apollo, is like a great white shark coming out of the water, all white(ish) teeth flashing, as he tears the bite out of my fingers (along with a few pieces of skin). He is ferocious, focused, and deadly in a tiny 10-lbs package. All he...

Who is Zeus?

Who is Zeus?

Well, Zeus is a simple-pleasure-kind of dog. For example, after a thorough ear scratch he likes to lick his paw that did the scratching (waste not want not I guess). Or afterwards when cleaning his forearms or paws, it’s often a good idea to clean random spots of...

Los Angeles Comic Con

Los Angeles Comic Con

Before We had about six weeks to prepare for the big event–LA COMIC CON 2022. I was so excited. Attending a comic con has been a dream of mine ever since I first put pen to paper, writing the beginning of the Last Lumenian saga. We ordered posters, banners, and...

Apollo
Apollo

Apollo

Let me introduce to you my co-worker, co-storyteller, and all-around writing quality insurer aka my small 8lb dog, Apollo. His coloring is beige, at least these days, but it’s not unheard of for him to go strawberry blond or even bright blond, with hints of dark...

Write A Conspiracy Theory Involving Multiple Countries And Individuals Regarding The Disappearance Of Your Soap
Write A Conspiracy Theory Involving Multiple Countries And Individuals Regarding The Disappearance Of Your Soap

Write A Conspiracy Theory Involving Multiple Countries And Individuals Regarding The Disappearance Of Your Soap

“It’s gone!” I shout, staring into my bathroom, covered in a cheerful wallpaper trying to imitate spring but failing spectacularly on delivering that promise. I hold onto its glass door as if it’s a lifeline. I gulp but my throat clicks dry. “This cannot be...

Your character is swimming in a lake/bay. She squints at a shape coming toward her in the water. What does she think she sees?
Your character is swimming in a lake/bay. She squints at a shape coming toward her in the water. What does she think she sees?

Your character is swimming in a lake/bay. She squints at a shape coming toward her in the water. What does she think she sees?

I float on my back, on top of the balmy water in the bay. Sighing in contentment, I close my dark violet eyes against the harsh midday sunslight of summer. I snuck out of the Crystal Palace, away from the etiquette teachers who were hounding me about dancing, and...

Start a story with the line: “When I confronted him, he denied that he ever said it.”
Start a story with the line: “When I confronted him, he denied that he ever said it.”

Start a story with the line: “When I confronted him, he denied that he ever said it.”

“When I confronted him, he denied that he ever said it,” I say to Glenna as we walk deeper into the snow covered forest, outside the Crystal Palace. Glenna shakes her head in disappointment, then frowns and asks, “Who is this ‘he’ again?” She picks up a few...

A Letter to My Child

A Letter to My Child

You have greatness in you. You have greatness in you. You have greatness in you. Your greatness is not the same as my greatness, or anyone else’s. It’s yours. You can be anything you want to be. ANYTHING. You have to let out your greatness. Stop allowing...

Zeus’s Bark
Zeus’s Bark

Zeus’s Bark

Zeus is a very smart dog. He knows the maximum number of barks in a row that are tolerated by his mom (that’s 3 in case you’re wondering) and he carefully portions his barks out in a one two-one-one-one two rhythm, to get the best out of his neighborhood watch. If...

THAT’S A WRAP ‘23
THAT’S A WRAP ‘23

THAT’S A WRAP ‘23

I can’t help but look back at this year and feel grateful for all the experiences I had. I would like to celebrate with you the many firsts this year brought: WonderCon ‘23; the first Grand Prize win for my debut novel; in-person panels; LA Book Festival; San Diego...

The Surprising Layers of Zeus

The Surprising Layers of Zeus

Zeus is a dog of many layers. He is the onion of dogs, really. For example, he loves cleaning the carpet, one spot at a time. He does his very best. It’s not his fault that the spots he cleans become worse. Another layer is being the neighborhood guardian. He takes...

Zeus’s Dreams
Zeus’s Dreams

Zeus’s Dreams

Zeus spends most of his time sleeping, at least these days. His dreams vary. First, he dreams of his mom, wagging his tail. Maybe he dreams of other family members, but mostly of his mom. Second, he dreams of playing ball, his little feet running in place, gaining...

Adventures with Apollo

Adventures with Apollo

Once upon a time, there lived an amazing tiny dog, named Apollo, in the small village of San Diego, CA. He loved his life and pranced around happily with his tongue hanging out. He has heard tales of treasure (i.e. missing tennis balls) buried under the Mountain of...

Zeus’s Love
Zeus’s Love

Zeus’s Love

Zeus’s love is never ending and unconditional. Every morning, when I greet him, he jumps up and down from happiness as if we hadn’t seen each other in forever (8 hrs is a looong time for a small dog). When I look at him, he wags his tail to let me know he sees me...

Morning Routine
Morning Routine

Morning Routine

Every morning, Zeus and Apollo have a routine. First, Apollo goes to pee. Now I know you are wondering, how could this be when Zeus is the alpha dog in the house? No need to despair. This is an important strategic move on Zeus’s part. How you may ask? Because Zeus...

Apollo in the Rain

Apollo in the Rain

My little dog hates rain. Hates it with the passion of a million burning suns. I am not exaggerating. He has a super sense. Even before a drop lands on his back, he knows it’s going to rain. Thus, he cannot take care of his nightly business (aka peeing). Besides,...

WONDERCON 2023

WONDERCON 2023

This was the first Wondercon for TLL. Team SG had a blast! It was easy and fun to set up the table. The blue and white color scheme made the banners with character illustrations stand out even more. We had no idea what to expect, but we were very excited for the...

Treat time
Treat time

Treat time

At treat time, my little dog Apollo, is like a great white shark coming out of the water, all white(ish) teeth flashing, as he tears the bite out of my fingers (along with a few pieces of skin). He is ferocious, focused, and deadly in a tiny 10-lbs package. All he...

Who is Zeus?

Who is Zeus?

Well, Zeus is a simple-pleasure-kind of dog. For example, after a thorough ear scratch he likes to lick his paw that did the scratching (waste not want not I guess). Or afterwards when cleaning his forearms or paws, it’s often a good idea to clean random spots of...

Los Angeles Comic Con

Los Angeles Comic Con

Before We had about six weeks to prepare for the big event–LA COMIC CON 2022. I was so excited. Attending a comic con has been a dream of mine ever since I first put pen to paper, writing the beginning of the Last Lumenian saga. We ordered posters, banners, and...

Apollo
Apollo

Apollo

Let me introduce to you my co-worker, co-storyteller, and all-around writing quality insurer aka my small 8lb dog, Apollo. His coloring is beige, at least these days, but it’s not unheard of for him to go strawberry blond or even bright blond, with hints of dark...

Write A Conspiracy Theory Involving Multiple Countries And Individuals Regarding The Disappearance Of Your Soap
Write A Conspiracy Theory Involving Multiple Countries And Individuals Regarding The Disappearance Of Your Soap

Write A Conspiracy Theory Involving Multiple Countries And Individuals Regarding The Disappearance Of Your Soap

“It’s gone!” I shout, staring into my bathroom, covered in a cheerful wallpaper trying to imitate spring but failing spectacularly on delivering that promise. I hold onto its glass door as if it’s a lifeline. I gulp but my throat clicks dry. “This cannot be...

Your character is swimming in a lake/bay. She squints at a shape coming toward her in the water. What does she think she sees?
Your character is swimming in a lake/bay. She squints at a shape coming toward her in the water. What does she think she sees?

Your character is swimming in a lake/bay. She squints at a shape coming toward her in the water. What does she think she sees?

I float on my back, on top of the balmy water in the bay. Sighing in contentment, I close my dark violet eyes against the harsh midday sunslight of summer. I snuck out of the Crystal Palace, away from the etiquette teachers who were hounding me about dancing, and...

Start a story with the line: “When I confronted him, he denied that he ever said it.”
Start a story with the line: “When I confronted him, he denied that he ever said it.”

Start a story with the line: “When I confronted him, he denied that he ever said it.”

“When I confronted him, he denied that he ever said it,” I say to Glenna as we walk deeper into the snow covered forest, outside the Crystal Palace. Glenna shakes her head in disappointment, then frowns and asks, “Who is this ‘he’ again?” She picks up a few...

A Letter to My Child

A Letter to My Child

You have greatness in you. You have greatness in you. You have greatness in you. Your greatness is not the same as my greatness, or anyone else’s. It’s yours. You can be anything you want to be. ANYTHING. You have to let out your greatness. Stop allowing...

Zeus’s Bark
Zeus’s Bark

Zeus’s Bark

Zeus is a very smart dog. He knows the maximum number of barks in a row that are tolerated by his mom (that’s 3 in case you’re wondering) and he carefully portions his barks out in a one two-one-one-one two rhythm, to get the best out of his neighborhood watch. If...

THAT’S A WRAP ‘23
THAT’S A WRAP ‘23

THAT’S A WRAP ‘23

I can’t help but look back at this year and feel grateful for all the experiences I had. I would like to celebrate with you the many firsts this year brought: WonderCon ‘23; the first Grand Prize win for my debut novel; in-person panels; LA Book Festival; San Diego...

The Surprising Layers of Zeus

The Surprising Layers of Zeus

Zeus is a dog of many layers. He is the onion of dogs, really. For example, he loves cleaning the carpet, one spot at a time. He does his very best. It’s not his fault that the spots he cleans become worse. Another layer is being the neighborhood guardian. He takes...

Zeus’s Dreams
Zeus’s Dreams

Zeus’s Dreams

Zeus spends most of his time sleeping, at least these days. His dreams vary. First, he dreams of his mom, wagging his tail. Maybe he dreams of other family members, but mostly of his mom. Second, he dreams of playing ball, his little feet running in place, gaining...

Adventures with Apollo

Adventures with Apollo

Once upon a time, there lived an amazing tiny dog, named Apollo, in the small village of San Diego, CA. He loved his life and pranced around happily with his tongue hanging out. He has heard tales of treasure (i.e. missing tennis balls) buried under the Mountain of...

Zeus’s Love
Zeus’s Love

Zeus’s Love

Zeus’s love is never ending and unconditional. Every morning, when I greet him, he jumps up and down from happiness as if we hadn’t seen each other in forever (8 hrs is a looong time for a small dog). When I look at him, he wags his tail to let me know he sees me...

Morning Routine
Morning Routine

Morning Routine

Every morning, Zeus and Apollo have a routine. First, Apollo goes to pee. Now I know you are wondering, how could this be when Zeus is the alpha dog in the house? No need to despair. This is an important strategic move on Zeus’s part. How you may ask? Because Zeus...

Apollo in the Rain

Apollo in the Rain

My little dog hates rain. Hates it with the passion of a million burning suns. I am not exaggerating. He has a super sense. Even before a drop lands on his back, he knows it’s going to rain. Thus, he cannot take care of his nightly business (aka peeing). Besides,...

WONDERCON 2023

WONDERCON 2023

This was the first Wondercon for TLL. Team SG had a blast! It was easy and fun to set up the table. The blue and white color scheme made the banners with character illustrations stand out even more. We had no idea what to expect, but we were very excited for the...

Treat time
Treat time

Treat time

At treat time, my little dog Apollo, is like a great white shark coming out of the water, all white(ish) teeth flashing, as he tears the bite out of my fingers (along with a few pieces of skin). He is ferocious, focused, and deadly in a tiny 10-lbs package. All he...

Who is Zeus?

Who is Zeus?

Well, Zeus is a simple-pleasure-kind of dog. For example, after a thorough ear scratch he likes to lick his paw that did the scratching (waste not want not I guess). Or afterwards when cleaning his forearms or paws, it’s often a good idea to clean random spots of...

Los Angeles Comic Con

Los Angeles Comic Con

Before We had about six weeks to prepare for the big event–LA COMIC CON 2022. I was so excited. Attending a comic con has been a dream of mine ever since I first put pen to paper, writing the beginning of the Last Lumenian saga. We ordered posters, banners, and...

Apollo
Apollo

Apollo

Let me introduce to you my co-worker, co-storyteller, and all-around writing quality insurer aka my small 8lb dog, Apollo. His coloring is beige, at least these days, but it’s not unheard of for him to go strawberry blond or even bright blond, with hints of dark...

Write A Conspiracy Theory Involving Multiple Countries And Individuals Regarding The Disappearance Of Your Soap
Write A Conspiracy Theory Involving Multiple Countries And Individuals Regarding The Disappearance Of Your Soap

Write A Conspiracy Theory Involving Multiple Countries And Individuals Regarding The Disappearance Of Your Soap

“It’s gone!” I shout, staring into my bathroom, covered in a cheerful wallpaper trying to imitate spring but failing spectacularly on delivering that promise. I hold onto its glass door as if it’s a lifeline. I gulp but my throat clicks dry. “This cannot be...

Your character is swimming in a lake/bay. She squints at a shape coming toward her in the water. What does she think she sees?
Your character is swimming in a lake/bay. She squints at a shape coming toward her in the water. What does she think she sees?

Your character is swimming in a lake/bay. She squints at a shape coming toward her in the water. What does she think she sees?

I float on my back, on top of the balmy water in the bay. Sighing in contentment, I close my dark violet eyes against the harsh midday sunslight of summer. I snuck out of the Crystal Palace, away from the etiquette teachers who were hounding me about dancing, and...

Start a story with the line: “When I confronted him, he denied that he ever said it.”
Start a story with the line: “When I confronted him, he denied that he ever said it.”

Start a story with the line: “When I confronted him, he denied that he ever said it.”

“When I confronted him, he denied that he ever said it,” I say to Glenna as we walk deeper into the snow covered forest, outside the Crystal Palace. Glenna shakes her head in disappointment, then frowns and asks, “Who is this ‘he’ again?” She picks up a few...

A Letter to My Child

A Letter to My Child

You have greatness in you. You have greatness in you. You have greatness in you. Your greatness is not the same as my greatness, or anyone else’s. It’s yours. You can be anything you want to be. ANYTHING. You have to let out your greatness. Stop allowing...

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