It is Finished!

COVER REVEAL!! The Emerald of Viridian by Claire Norsworthy. Official release date is Monday, June 7th. After three-and-a-half long years, my book is finally being released to the world! If you like YA urban fantasy like The Mortal Instruments series or The Folk of the Air series, give mine a try! Five dying islands. EachContinue reading “It is Finished!”

I’m Coming Out of the Closet to Say I’m Gay Okay

Several weeks ago, I received news that knocked the wind out of me. Now that I’ve gotten click bait out of the way, let me back up and start over. Please don’t leave! What I have to say will likely annoy or even anger you—all of you—and for good reason; but, nevertheless, I think it’sContinue reading “I’m Coming Out of the Closet to Say I’m Gay Okay”

In a Teacher’s Shoes

    I’m standing in front of my small audience of seven live, in-the-flesh students. My other eight students are hidden behind a camera and sitting on a desk next to me. I ask a simple question: “What does ‘tener’ mean?” Three students in front of me hazard a guess. “To be?” “To have?” “It’s somethingContinue reading “In a Teacher’s Shoes”

New Year’s Resolutions: Ask Yourself- Am I a Jerk?

Last Saturday, I took my boys to one of their last soccer sessions. The younger two play from 10:00-10:40. The oldest plays from 11:00-11:45. Remember that now.     On these days, I pull my car in backward, pop open the back hatch, and sit in the freezing cold while I watch my boys play. InContinue reading “New Year’s Resolutions: Ask Yourself- Am I a Jerk?”

Sometimes Happiness is Hard to Find

    Many of my years were spent somewhere between the edge of unhappiness and a dark abyss. Those dark moments began in the eighth grade and ended at the age of twenty-five. In fact, I remember the day they ended. It was a very strange moment of realization. It was my 25th birthday, and IContinue reading “Sometimes Happiness is Hard to Find”

This fortnight’s survey has been provided by special guest author Claire Norsworthy

Originally posted on Barbara’s Booknalysis:
Claire Norsworthy was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She began writing three years ago after having three boys in three-and-a-half years and was forced to turn to fiction for escape. Fueled by coffee and manic energy, she typed nearly one million words equaling roughly five full length novels.?…

Inside the Mind of a Writer

  A few hours ago, I was running on my treadmill listening to the words of Fiona Apple: “Oh darlin it’s so sweet you think you know how crazy, how crazy I am.”     I’ve always loved that song for one reason: I can identify with her inner mania. In fact, sometimes I think IContinue reading “Inside the Mind of a Writer”

Why Food Intolerances Are Actually a Blessing

    In my twenties I used to brag, “I’ll eat anything. I can eat anything.” Everywhere I turned, it felt like someone was intolerant to gluten or nuts or dairy. The list went on and on, but when I went over to people’s houses for dinner, I proudly boasted that I was an easy-to-deal-with individualContinue reading “Why Food Intolerances Are Actually a Blessing”

A SCOBY for You, Kombucha for Everyone (And my own master recipe)

    My story begins one day while I was nursing a hangover (I know, world. I’m admitting it right now. Scandalous, I’m sure. But yes I, Claire Norsworthy, suffered a few hangovers in my twenties.) At the time, I was working at a charming little café nestled between shops, apartments, and maple trees in NWContinue reading “A SCOBY for You, Kombucha for Everyone (And my own master recipe)”

Writing Inspiration- Where does it come from and how do you get it?

Before becoming a writer, if faced with a life or death situation where only creativity would save me, I’d be a goner. I marveled at the author creativity in books I read. And then one day, I had an idea. And the idea grew into a scene, and the scene into a chapter, and theContinue reading “Writing Inspiration- Where does it come from and how do you get it?”