Category: Writing Sample

THE DEVELOPMENT OF SYMOBLIC THOUGHT AS DEMONSTRATED THROUGH ROCK ART

Abstract The purpose of this paper is to synthesize evidence from varying research papers and books to argue that rock art is the best indicator of the development of symbolic thought as represented in the form of culture in modern Homo sapiens. This evidence includes… Continue Reading “THE DEVELOPMENT OF SYMOBLIC THOUGHT AS DEMONSTRATED THROUGH ROCK ART”

THE WRITER’S ROLE IN YA FICTION

Huffington Post article: I’m a Teenager and I Don’t Like Young Adult Novels. Here’s Why. The 2017 article listed above swept across my newsfeed this morning and I found it to be filled with amazing insight and advice for writers of YA fiction. The insight… Continue Reading “THE WRITER’S ROLE IN YA FICTION”

TWELVE HOURS SOBER

Twelve faces urge me to make a change. A mother’s tears, my father’s letter. Brave children who love me with devotion. They’re right and I know it, but I scowl in defiance. I have control or at least I used to. Now it seems… Continue Reading “TWELVE HOURS SOBER”

EXCERPT FROM DUST

It was a comfortable daytime routine; her days filled with soiled fingernails, dirty knees, the jingle of spurs, laughter, and music. It was perfect and normal and everything she needed to gradually come in to herself. Time sped by quickly and mid-summer approached, leaving… Continue Reading “EXCERPT FROM DUST”

THOMAS JEFFERSON: THE FATHER OF AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY

At a time when archaeology was entirely wrapped up in haphazard artifact collecting under the banner of antiquarianism, Thomas Jefferson blazed a trail that would contribute to the transformation of treasure hunting antiquarianism into the science of archaeology. Through his curiosity and subsequent research,… Continue Reading “THOMAS JEFFERSON: THE FATHER OF AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY”

HOW BOOK REVIEWS IMPROVE YOUR QUERY PACKAGE

Authors across the globe can support me on this one – reviews are vital to our success. The good and the bad – we need them to show that people have picked up our writing, read it, and felt compelled to say something about… Continue Reading “HOW BOOK REVIEWS IMPROVE YOUR QUERY PACKAGE”

LONDON ON EMPTY

My flight arrived in London at Heathrow just before 7 AM, London time. Yet, I was unable to check into my hotel until 2:30 PM. This meant I had quite a few hours to kill before I could rest properly and I hadn’t slept,… Continue Reading “LONDON ON EMPTY”

BOOK REVIEW: RED-HEADED WOMAN

Red-Headed Woman by Katharine Brush My rating: 3 of 5 stars  My apologies to any and all red headed women out there. This book does not paint you well at all. And in 1937, when the book was published, I’m sure plenty of auburn tresses were glared… Continue Reading “BOOK REVIEW: RED-HEADED WOMAN”