What’s Going On
|2018||Officially stepped back from Moondust Media to focus entirely on publishing Valkyrie and writing the other two books in the series.|
|2017||Completed the first full draft of Valkyrie, Book 1 in The Valkyrie Series.|
|2016||Started Moondust Media LLC after five years of providing social media marketing solutions for a variety of clients.|
I ran away from home last year. Solitude and silence are by best work companions, so I went to a place where I had both. Oh, my dog, Rex, was with me too. With utterly no one to answer to and the freedom to write whenever I wanted and for as long as I wanted, I completed the first, full draft of Valkyrie, Book 1 in The Valkyrie Series. Then I completed the plot outlines for books 2 and 3 in the series. Respectively, the working titles are High Voltage and The Iron Gate. See the book blurbs below.
In March 2018, I will give Valkyrie to my beta readers. Half are published writers and half are avid readers. While they are reading and critiquing, I’ll be writing a book proposal and synopsis and researching literary agents. In April, after determining which beta reader suggestions should be included in Valkyrie, I’ll edit accordingly. In May, I’ll submit the manuscript to literary agents. As I wait for responses, I’ll start Book 2 in the series. Stay tuned…
The Iron Gate
February 2018 Triggers are everywhere. After a death, the sense of smell can be either a big problem or a big relief depending on where a person is in the grief process. Examples that many people can identify with include suddenly sniffing the air around you because...read more
January 2018 I went away to the woods, stayed a month and finished a manuscript. The time became an adventure in stripping down to essentials. The most obvious example was the landscape itself. Winter leached out its summer and autumn appearance. The closer and longer...read more
December 2017 I am surrounded by metaphors. During the first week of my sojourn in the place of great and timeless beauty, I saw autumn changes in the landscape and I was reminded timeless does not mean standing still. The first weekend I was here, a storm swept...read more
November 2017 “Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.” A couple of years ago, someone gave me a refrigerator magnet with this saying on it. A...read more
October 2017 The year 2016 began on January 1, as all new years do. As usual, it was accompanied with fanfare and celebration. It was also accompanied, as usual, with millions of people taking stock of their lives. The threshold of New Year’s Eve is one of the few...read more
September 2017 Several weeks ago, I returned to yoga class. The teacher said, “Set an intention for your practice”. It’s a common instruction, but my reaction was neither meditative nor appreciative. I thought, “You’ve got to be kidding me.” Nearly a year ago, my...read more
August 2017 Free tickets to a House of Blues concert? In the upper level with seating? An opportunity to hear two artists with whom I wasn’t familiar, but to experience Lindsey Stirling, the headline act? Yes! Their music held no power to make me sad. It contained no...read more
July 2017 April 6, 2016. My sister and I were visiting our mother in New York. One objective was for just the three of us to be there together. Another was to explore places in the city none of us had been. We decided to go to The Freedom Tower. It was a cold, clear,...read more
June 2017 Math isn’t my strongest skill set. However, I can solve this equation: The second half of 2016 ÷ 3 deaths + 4 funerals in 4 months = agony. You may doubt my addition, but I assure you it is accurate. My mother died in August. She lived in New York, but grew...read more
Winter Park Bloggers and Social Media MeetUp
Jan. 2017 – Present
We meet regularly to discuss what’s new in the blogging and social media world. Topics include how to promote your blog, helpful plugins, software, inspiration, and best practices. This group is designed for bloggers to encourage and learn from each other so everyone can achieve more.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Sept. 2017 – Present
I work with another volunteer maintaining and developing church website content.
Board of Directors
Central Florida Romance Writers
Jan. 2006 – Dec. 2012
Served as secretary, vice-president and president for the Central Florida Chapter of Romance Writers of America.
Aug. 2012 – Present
Dec. 2017 – Present
June 2017 – Present
Contributing writer for Luminous Wisdom Magazine. Sibella has been publishing women’s work for 11 years to a global readership of 55,000+.
Social Media Marketing Content Creation
Spring 2012 – Present
Lots and lots of ghostwritten blog posts and other content for social media
marketing clients as Moondust Media.
Bible Reading Fellowship/Good News Daily
All Saints Episcopal Church
Spring 2011 – Autumn 2014
Good News Daily is a bulletin insert containing daily devotions and customized announcements for faith communities in the U.S. and Canada.
Yoga For Writers
An award-winning website, Romance Divas features resources and information especially for the romance writing community. Yoga For Writers provided easy yoga exercises for writers.
Young Adult Category Winner – BURNED
Christian Writers of the West
2012 Phoenix Rattler, Courtesy of Christian Writers of the West, ACFW-Arizona
Romantic Suspense Category Winner – BLOWDOWN
First Coast RWA
2009 Beacon Contest, First Coast Romance Writers, RWA
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