Be brave, be bold, be yourself!

An important phone conversation today led me down a particular path of thought. Someone near and dear to me is changing jobs – not careers – but jobs. However, this individual’s professional world is highly stressful, intensely competitive, and filled with too many work hours for any given day. Bottom line: the right job selection is pretty darn important. At times when choices seem so critical, it’s easy to become handicapped, stifled, and fearful. Standing in place seems better than moving any direction. At least, feet are grounded and solid beneath, if you stand still, right? The problem: it’s impossible to get anywhere standing still. So, I sympathized, empathized, and was the total strong shoulder […]

To pseudonym or not . . .

To pseudonym or not . . . that has been my question. Answer??? Yes. I’ll debut my romantic suspense writing under the pseudonym: K.M. Saint James. A great deal of thought, both fore and after, went in to selecting the name. Each part of the name (initials included) has special meaning to me. I’m normally catchier if I’m long-winded — honestly, just ask anyone who knows me — but in this case a matter of 14 characters captured a part of me that’s profound. I’m expecting my writing to live up to the name, quite honestly. Authors tout a number of reasons for pen names:Writing under different genresCamouflaging their prolific abilitiesMoving beyond bad books, bad […]