150th Scottish Highland Games

Amongst the Celtic revelry over the past weekend down at the Pleasanton fairgrounds, Shannon was hard at work acquiring writing inspiration. While hanging out with friends, her Cousins Munro, and watching awesome pipes and drums, and bands like Albannach and Brother, she had the good fortune to stumble upon a giant posing for pictures. Being a massive Game of Thrones fan, it was her duty to get a pic herself! Behold The Mountain!


Bay Area Book Festival 2015


Come out to Downtown Berkeley and experience the first ever, Bay Area Book Festival! http://www.baybookfest.org/

My fellow authors from our local chapter of Romance Writers of America, SFA-RWA (San Francisco Area chapter), will be hosting Booth #9 on Kittredge Street in WRITERS ROW across from the Berkeley Public Library, all day Saturday and Sunday, so stop by and let’s talk writing, Romance, Poetry and how awesome it is to live in the Bay Area! I’ll be there 10am-12pm each day, so I hope to see you there!

Monroe out :)

UC Berkeley Lunch Poems 2014! Video Update


UPDATE – 10/30/2014

So, just in time to frighten myself and you all, the video was finally posted of the kick-off reading this past September. I’m towards the end, but the entire cast of folks were awesome, especially the Maya Angelou works. Hopefully, it’s worth a watch and a listen. Please forgive flubs and shakiness! The words f*cking nervous doesn’t even come close! :) My only solace is that the older I get, the more I resemble my mother, which makes me smile. It’s been 8 years since she’s gone to the other side, so I hope she’s proud!

Well, after years of saying no way, I took a chance at my first poetry reading. However, keeping with the event’s history and tradition, I didn’t read one of my own. I chose to read two favorite songs by Pearl Jam, as their songs are poetry to me.

Video to come, if it’s not too terribly embarrassing! :)

Monroe out :)