I am so grateful that my friend, author Maureen McQuerry, recommended that I buy “The Emotion Thesaurus” by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi. As a scientist trying her hand in fiction for the first time, I am finding what a challenge it is to convey creatively and accurately what emotions my characters are experiencing., Read More

For 2012 NaNoWriMo, I signed up for NaNo Swap, where you agree to send small care packages to fellow WriMos. I got two swap buddies, both of whom won NaNo and both of whom sent endearing care packages. As part of the package I sent to them, I created a finger labyrinth with some, Read More

From my facebook page, March 22, 2012: Dear Friends and Family, thank you all for your warm birthday greetings! I especially appreciate them this year. Not only is today my birthday, it is the first day of a new direction in my career. I am leaving the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and taking advantage, Read More

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