Squeamish about self-promotion as an author

When you get into publishing, regardless of whether my choice or circumstance, there are a lot of things nobody really prepares you for especially if you take the independent publishing, self-publishing or like me, the hybrid publishing road. Traditional publishing is a tough nut to crack and I have all but thrown in the towel... Continue Reading →

Those little golden nuggets!

It's not often that I grant an interview, and I this is the first time I have been interviewed as author and photographer, so I am grateful for the convergence of this dual identity. It's no secret that I lead a double life as writer and photographer, throwing in author on top of it all,... Continue Reading →

Fragments of a Night (Part II)

Welcome back human tom cats and queens! Glad you could join me again for my CatDiva Tales! Click HERE for your recap in case you've forgotten who's who... remember, we are in Berlin during the early 1930s. The Storyteller ©FrogDiva Photography Where did I leave off? Oh yes, the appearance of Slinky Jane, the sleuth... Continue Reading →

Time and Vision

It was almost 03:00 when I shot this, after having spent the night writing, plotting, outlining, and thinking. Someting struck me about tthe simplicity of the look and the statement of the elements - time and vision.  Time & Vision ©FrogDiva Photography When it comes to any form of writing, time is essential. A lot... Continue Reading →

Crimes of (floral) passion

Usually, if I am to photograph flowers it is to accent a look, but never solo. Cold winter days when the weather is just too dreadful to go out are perfect for fiddling around with unsatisfactory projects that I hid under many digital layers in my archives. Not only did I intensely dislike what I... Continue Reading →

#authorandphotographer

When I first got involved with social media, I had in mind to maintain two distinct and separate identities: photographer and writer. Somewhere along the way, I realised that this was utter bullshit, because I am not just one or the other, but both. One fulfils the other, and both are integral parts of who... Continue Reading →

Unapologetically Marie

It took me years to understand the concept that suffering is pivotal to finding the core of an artistic soul. It seemed like too much of a cliche, the starving and suffering artist or writer who crawls through the darkest alleys of life in order to produce a masterpiece. My writing journey began in short... Continue Reading →

Little Thrills

Often times as authors, it is the little things that come our way that make all the difference. We are not in this writing business for the money - well, yes, partly, but the raison d'être for most of us is the passion to weave words together, tell a story, create an alternate world, stir... Continue Reading →

Choosing Sensual over Sexual

I have two images for you to ponder upon when playing with words: The challenge here is to tickle the audience's imagination with sensuality, not overt sexuality, which is overdone, overused, and often time done in such a crass and vulgar manner. The image on the left is my interpretation of the intermingling of hardness,... Continue Reading →

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