Here’s a poem I wrote back in June of 2018 I’d like to share in honor of National Poetry Month. I read it out loud at a poetry reading when I reconnected with some of my classmates from high school 🙂 Somewhere Somewhere, in the world There’s a little girl, who is just like me […]“Somewhere” by Nicole Woolaston —
I’m currently outlining what will become the next book in the Our Lady of Righteous Rage series, and it’s got me feeling punk again. To help get me in the … Continue reading The Best Books About Punk Rock
I’m currently making notes for the draft of my upcoming Our Lady of Righteous Rage book, and I’m doing things a little differently this time around. Normally, the timeline in … Continue reading The New Timeline in “Our Lady”
April is National Poetry Month, and this month I will post more poetry-related blogs, starting with this one. I’ve always thought there was a connection between poetry and song lyrics. … Continue reading Poetry & Song Lyrics
Occasionally, on the local news, I’ll hear the anchor mention a holiday I have never heard of. There’s a National Squirrel Appreciation Day (January 21), National Lemonade Day (August 20), … Continue reading Pencil Day!
I’ve been writing for a very long time. Sometimes, I get a case of nostalgia and think about the first time I wrote something or published a particular book. Today … Continue reading Valentine: Celebrating A Publication Anniversary
When someone uses the word book, what’s the first thing you think of? A copy of Of Mice and Men, perhaps? Or a copy of Where the Crawdads Sing ? You probably envisioned several pages containing printed words, bound together with a spine and a front and back cover. Novels and novellas. Children’s picture books. […]Graphic Novel Writing —
It’s been a year since COVID-19 forced everyone to enter a lockdown, social distance from other humans, and wear a mask. Yes, it’s been difficult and uncomfortable at times, but there seems to be a light at the end of this very long and dark tunnel. Because I work at a public library, I’m classified as an “educator”, and the city I work for offered me an opportunity to receive the vaccine. I received my first dose of the Moderna vaccine in February, and I just received my second dose two days ago. I had mild chills after the first dose, but the second dose really put me out: fever, chills, body ache and a headache. Two days later, I’m beginning to fell better. Despite my reaction to the vaccine, I’m glad I took it.
I hope everyone takes the vaccine so we can begin to get back to normal. I’m looking forward to stepping outside of my apartment without a mask on, and going to different venues again. I’m looking forward to eating in my favorite restaurants without feeling paranoid. We can all get there, but we’ll get there much faster if everyone cooperates.
Many readers are fans of books known as “long reads”. They like books that are 300 pages and more, with long complicated stories and interesting characters. Don’t get me wrong; … Continue reading I Write Short Books For A Reason
In 2010, I published the first book in the Valentine series. This is a story that was created by accident—yes, by accident. I was working on artwork for a different … Continue reading The Upcoming Valentine Series