Posts By: Skila

Skyping with an author

I always intend to blog more about my school visits. I never remember to take photos myself, but often times the coordinator will send me some pictures after the fact and I’m always grateful. And then I don’t do anything with them!

 

Today I’m changing that. Earlier this month … Read More

Writing Retreat

I’ve been traveling a lot recently. Here are some highlights from a writing retreat in Florida:

 

 

It’s a hard life being a writer. I know.

 

Time away to write is a wonderful thing. Time away to write with friends is even better. We had great conversations and … Read More

MIA

I’ve been missing in action on the blog of late. I’m sorry. Life.

I think my posts will be sporadic this spring as I’m working on two different novel revisions. But today I wanted to pop in to remind you that it’s National Poetry Month!! I had some fun plans … Read More

Quotable Thursday

I love when someone writes the heck out of a sentence. On Thursdays, I try to post some of my favorites.

“Even the most sensitive person can get used to even the most insensitive thing. Cruelty isn’t a personality trait. Cruelty is a habit.”
~Rick Yancey’s The 5th WaveRead More

Elsa Marston

I’m sad to learn this morning of a friend’s passing. Elsa Marston was a talented writer, a caring person, and a wonderful human being. She had a life fully lived in which she made the world a better place. She’ll be sorely missed. My love goes to her family.

Elsa Harik Obituary

Elsa … Read More

The Keyboard

So one of my kids pointed out to me that I’ve overused a button on my keyboard.

Apparently, in my typing, the n gets a lot of use. This led me to ponder on that a bit. I realize it could be a simple matter of I’m hitting that one … Read More

Quotable Thursday

I love when someone writes the heck out of a sentence. On Thursdays, I try to post some of my favorites.

 

on that first kiss:

“It was exactly as he’d thought it would be, like the first time and the millionth time all at once, like being wide awake, Read More

My 40 Favorite Books – part 4

This past weekend I had a birthday – a big one! 4-0!!

To celebrate on the blog I’m posting 40 of my favorite books titles with you. Almost every time I do a speaking event, I get asked what my favorite books is. I never know how to answer that. … Read More