Posted in Magazines, Personal


Just when I thought I wouldn’t have anything to write about today, I’m hit with BIG news! HUGE news!

I’m published!

IdeaGems Publications has finished their Halloween Special 2013 issue and it is now out to buy! You can either get it from a link on their website or you can go directly to the printing site: They print on demand. It takes about 1-2 days to print and then another 1-2 weeks to ship. The issue is on sale right now for $6.70 +tax and there’s a free digital copy for those with an iPad. At least, I think it was only for those with an iPad but I could very well be wrong about that. Considering the file is in PDF format, I’m willing to bet that I’m wrong. Adobe opens PDF files after all.

My flash fiction, “Ghostly Visit,” can be found around page 24 along with two other pieces of flash fiction. I’m so excited! It’s been a lifelong dream to be published and now I am! True, I didn’t get paid for it but that hardly matters.


Two thumbs up for IdeaGems’ editor Laurie Notch who put up with my stupidity during this process. Everything in life seemed to be happening at the same time when she was working to get my story into her magazine and then the Shutdown happened and I felt I’d go crazy because my husband has a government job. I’m afraid I gave her the impression that I’m a total ditz (which is only half true really) but she ignored it and was very pleasant and professional to work with. It’s been a wonderful experience (and quite easy on my part considering I didn’t have to create the magazine) and I hope I’ll be able to work with IdeaGems Publication again sometime in the future.

Naturally, everyone should buy a copy. Or two. Yeah, everyone should buy at least two copies. I mean, what if you lost the first or it got damaged? You’d need a backup, wouldn’t you?



I believe in living life and not letting it pass you by. I mean, come on, if you really want to do something but don't have the courage to do it so you let the opportunity disappear, you may regret it for the rest of your life. How can you know what you're capable of unless you go for it? Like every writer, I naturally plan on becoming world-famous (not really). I love reading, writing, fitness, coffee, watching my favorite movies/shows, listening to music, and trying new things even if they're sometimes terrifying. I'm a writer, a group fitness instructor, a personal trainer, and a nutter for doing all of the above.

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