I Am Rosemary's Granddaughter Chapter 14 "Queen of Sorrow"

I admit, I have been updating this chapter in piece meal style.
But now...it is complete...at least for now...until the massive edits that may come down the pike occur.

So...I hope to have chapter 15 completed by next week.

And yes, Karen Anne will make an appearance once more

To Be a Different Someone

It's been almost a year since my second book was released.
Fifteen years of working on it and fearing that it would not be accepted by anybody for a plethora of reasons.

It took me a while to want to change it over from its original screenplay format and into prose and even during that time I had a lot of help to try and finish it.

I'm on the Outside

The following is from chapter 7 of "I'm On the Outside", a side story of "To Be a Different Someone"--essentially, the storyline fom Matthew Tracker's perspective that explains the events that Jennifer does not know about.

The musical influence if from the band Staind.

IV. Suffer

“Tyler, what are you doing?”
“I just need to hold onto someone.”
“Okay, man, sure, but I can’t breathe, so ease up a bit."

I Am Rosemary's Granddaughter Chapter 14: Queen of Sorrow

We stayed for as long as time allowed at the restaurant; until we had to get back to the campus, but it turned out that Amanda volunteered to drive Heather back, which allowed us extra time to drive back without having to break any speed limits to do so.
“Did you see how they got along so well?” I asked after I closed the car door.
“Are you playing Cupid?”
“More like Emma.”
“So you were trying to get them together?”
“Yeah, you couldn’t tell?

It Can Only go Up From Here

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Chapter List

I'm Alright
Home Now
Light of My Life
Poor Me
More Fun
I’m Jealous
Let's Kiss and Make Up
Swingin' With My Eyes Closed
Where Do You Think You're Going
Roll Me on the River
We Got Something They Don't
Because of You
Who's Gonna Be Your Girl
You Can't Buy Love
Life's About to Get Good
All in All

It Can Only Go Up From Here (short scene)

"I miss this. The family getting together again here again." Aunt Lydia stated as passed a bowl of dressing to Grans.
"What is that supposed to mean?" Mom snarled.
"It means I miss the family getting together-"
"We used to get together but you decided to stop it."
Aunt Lydia placed her hands on her lap, bowed her head and closed her eyes, in an attempt to stay calm.
"Rachel, this is not--"
"It's a perfect time to talk about it. Seeing the fact that we're 'all' here, right? Mom, me, you, Alan, Krystal, James--and who are you again?"

Cherry Moone: Mooneshadows: Chapter 8: Where Boys Fear to Tread

(Ive been feeling a little down this week...enough that taking a long jump from a tall condo building was on my mind a lot. But, I'm still here, but still having those feelings at time...writing helps, in short bursts...so, I have to take back my promise to not post snippets at a time...as it helps)

VIII. Where Boys Fear to Tread

Cherry Moone

Cherry Moone is a series created back in 1996, when I was living with my in-laws.
The first chapter was completed at that tine and then left alone for a while.

Years later I wrote a screenplay that was originally called "Virtual Columbine"--which was about a group of guys who go on a real life game of "Quake" in their high school. One of the guys was an emotionally distraught high school drop-out by the name of Joshua Daniels.

Cherry Moone: MooneShadows: Chapter 7: Muzzle

VII. Muzzle

I kept to myself for the remainder of the morning. I mean, I talked to Christy and Becky during class switch and told them what happened. How I was going to have to spend my noon time sitting in a small room with Josh. We all thought it was kind of funny that a week before, it would have been perfect with just the two of us together; well, with a teacher or someone from the office looking in on us, but we'd still be near each other.

Cherry Moone: MooneShadows: Chapter 6: Once Upon a Time

Chapter VI
Once Upon a Time
I spent nearly every waking--and sleeping--hour of the summer and early fall with Josh--at least as much as we could as our parents would allow. They would attempt to keep us in eyesight, or appoint one of Josh's brothers to be the "anti-baby-sitter". The nominated brother usually got bored as we would just sit next to each other and say nothing that would interest them. It wouldn't take long before they stormed out without a word or their attention would wander to playing Super Mario Bros. and completely ignore us, which was always the idea.

Are You Happy

In extreme beta

Are You Happy?

Stephen Thomas, the Everyman of every conversation, finally snaps and decides to listen to his inner demons: both of them and the three embark on a journey that spans for miles...or as far as the front door of his apartment...or perhaps only in his head.
Either way, the question remains: Are You Happy?

Chapter titles

Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth
Who Say
The Rise and Fall
Chain Reaction
Skin Turns Blue
Where the Monkey Meets the Man

Cherry Moone: MooneShadows: Chapter 5: I'm Going Crazy

Chapter V. I’m Going Crazy

The last time I saw my father was when I was in sixth grade. He had dropped us off at school and that night, his car, the one that Alex drives now, was found on the side of the Springdale Hwy. No damage, well, nothing out of the ordinary. The glove box was untouched. There was still an immense pile of coffee cups on the passenger side and fuel in the tank.

No key in the ignition.
No other tire tracks.
No blood.

Cherry Moone: MooneShadows: Chapter 4: Here Is No Why

Chapter IV.
Here Is No Why

"What the Hell is this?"
I opened my eyes with a jolt.
Mom was home-she had either seen the kitchen or finally caught Alex smoking pot.
"I just bought these god-damn steaks!"

Cherry Moone: MooneShadows: Chapter 3: An Ode to No One

Chapter III: An Ode to No One

"Is this the spot?"
"Is this your surprise?"
"Not all of it."

I slowly moved to kiss him. I wasn't thinking anymore. All of the health videos, magazines, books, gossip, all of these things that told you how to do everything...complete and utter shit. No one should have had to study how to lean over and kiss someone. We didn't take a class or have cards to study before a test--we just did what came natural.

I Am Rosemary's Granddaughter Chapter 12: Faze


Four chapters remain with the next one entitled "Faze", taken from the same song.
The last


She's lying on her bed
Alone in the dark
Remembers what's said
Staring at the marks
She's into deep
Crying herself to sleep
There's not much I can do
She's too far away

She needs some space
And sometime to think
I hope it's a faze
She's so out of place
And it's all thanks to you

Chapter titles


"I Am Rosemary's Granddaughter" takes its title form the song "Who I Am" by Jessica Andrews
The chapter titles are from "Aselin Debison's album "Homeward Bound" (with the exception of "Stupid Things). No real reason, except that

Paper Airplane
Lie a Little
Too Far to Drive
Karen Anne
Can't We Just Dance
Learning to Fly
Stupid Things
Crying Shoulder
Had To Grow Up
Close to You--Newly posted...but still not complete.
Queen of Sorrow
Old Man Down
Homeward Bound

Cherry Moone


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Cherry Moone is a story I have been working on since 1996...and no...it's still incomplete.

The story is about a family that lives on the outside of town and life. It is based on life at my former high school and a lot of the dialouge (the car trip to school in chapter one, for example) is almost verbatim.

Cherry Moone: MooneShadows. Chapter 1: Window Paine

Cherry Moone: MooneShadows
(c) 2001-2017
Lyrics to "Cherry" written by Billy Corgan

Cherry Moone Series:
Starlight to Twilight

I Am Rosemary's Granddaughter Chapter 11: Close to You

Our senior year was difficult for the both of us. From day one, Highland Academy was against us from spending any time together and my parents made it a rule that we were to study in the kitchen, den or living room. Oh, and yes, mom was able to force the pill on me; not by threatening to tell my dad but by clearly stating it would be disastrous to everyone involved—especially if I wanted to make something of myself in the theatre and if I wanted Micheal to succeed.

I Am Rosemary's Granddaughter Chapter 10: Had to Grow Up

Sorry, work and life has kept me from writing lately.

Chapter 10 takes its title from the song "Had to Grow Up" from the album "Life" by Aselin Debison,

While technically the song's lyrics have nothing to do with the story...if I could find a way to write lyrics based on the storyline...I think it would work.

Story note: Some parts of the the story are true...such as the part about the truck parked in the country...that did happen and we never did find the screw that was removed from the brake light casing.

The Best Damn Thing (starter paragraph)

This probably should be listed as a blog entry...but I would like to get an opinion on it

this novella is about girl who identities herlself as "moonprysim" and various street names. She never gives her name but does give her deadname (as she hated it)and, well
, still working on it.

The Best Damn Thing

One of Those Girls

I'm picturing my own room, the one that I never had.

To Be a Different Someone: Chapter 1 "Black Eyes, Blue Tears"

This is the first chapter of the story I wrote before "I Am Rosemary's Granddaughter". This is the same as the sample version on Amazon, but it may be easier to read on the site.
The original story was titled "FLAW" and was based on the Shania Twain song "Man, I Feel Like a Woman" but the publisher made me change it as to avoid anyone getting mad over the word "feel" (one assumes they never heard the song).

So, here is the first chapter of "To Be a Different Someone"


I Am Rosemary's Granddaughter Chapter 8: Stupid Things

Stupid Things

"Kristopher?" My dad was the only person in the world who ever addressed me by that name. My mother would call me 'Kris' and my grandmother would refer to me as "Kristi" whenever he wasn't around. Not because she was afraid of him but because I asked her not to as it would only cause a scene with my father spouting out all sort of rhetoric on how I was the last of the Novoselic men and how I should be thankful and lucky to be the last male in the family--to know that the name and creed would live on.

Chapter List and Reference Songs


Possible Spoilers

I admit, that I write everything to music. I'm either listening to it to drown out the voices in my head (...that may be a bit TMI) or I'll use the song as a "soundtrack" for the chapter. "I Am Rosemary's Granddaughter" uses chapter titles taken from Aslein Debison's albums "Homeward Bound" and "Life"

The video for "Life" could be considered the secondary "theme" of the book.

I Am Rosemary's Granddaughter Chapter 7: Wanderlust


It had been a few weeks and for some reason KA was still with Michael...or maybe that was the other way around. They spent a lot of time talking about things...they even included me in some of their discussions and--as much as I wanted to feel great for my friend, I felt like I was slowly getting cut off.

I mean, I felt less like a friend and more like the girl in the movies that was a little crazy but also had an unrequited love to the guy who saw her, but thought of her as a friend....which I was.

I Am Rosemary's Granddaughter Chapter 6: Learning to Fly

Learning to Fly

Karen Anne was slow in acquiring Michael for herself because he was unsure about what to really do with her. She didn't like horses, guns, or got his humor like I did. Like I've said, I didn't see KA as my former girlfriend but more as my personal 'Jolene'.
She didn't change--much--after prom. There was a bit of frost between us, more from her than me and it was evident whenever she saw Michael talking with me about, well, whatever guys talk about; the stupid stuff, you know?

I Am Rosemary's Granddaughter

I suppose I should place a bio or an introduction...and I will, but I'm also going to just go ahead and talk about one of the books I'm working on, and if you're looking at this post, you've probably read a few chapters here.

Main Characters:

  • Kristopher/Kristina Allie Nosvoselic
  • Michael Thomas Nelson
  • Daniel Rollins
  • Karen Anne English
  • Richard Mannis

Musical Influence: Jessica Andrews/Aselin Debison

Walk of Life

(Just something I'm trying to get a feel on....)

Walk of Life
I. On Every Street

I think I've heard every version of my name that can be made. My name used to be JoAnna Pee...
Yes, please, laugh it up.
Chortle a bit, yeah, continue....
I've got all day.
I say that because, due to the lack of taking my meds today, I have no concept of time and it may take me hours to get myself back on track. Yes sir, you could just hear me drag on about nothing in particular all because...
You're still laughing about my last name, aren't you?

I Am Rosemary's Granddaughter Chapter 4: Karen Anne

Chapter 4
Karen Anne

Even though I said I would wear the dress, I was so on the brink of running to the bedroom and putting my comfortable clothes back on. I was about to change back into my security blankets but Grandma wouldn't have it and she had me sit down and tried to do something with my hair in the three hours we had before having to leave for Starkville. I left the house for the first time in a skirt, two clip-on earrings in my ears and my hair actually looking somewhat feminine.

I Am Rosemary's Granddaughter Chapter 3: Too Far to Drive

Too Far to Drive

We left the campus at three-thirty, ready to take a six-but we usually made it in under four-hour drive from Knoxville Tennessee to Starkville, Mississippi. The drive took us through Southeast Tennessee, then Alabama and Mississippi. We sometimes made stops in Birmingham and Tupelo before heading south to Columbus, where my grandmother lived.

I Am Rosemary's Granddaughter Chapter 2: Lie A Little

Lie a Little

Our dorm shared the bathroom with the one next door. We weren't exactly friends with our neighbors but we didn't barricade ourselves in our room...well, sometimes we did, especially at night as it would look peculiar if we were found sharing the same bed, regardless of how we could try to explain it. We were in an all-guys dorm, after all. I thought that I could handle being surrounded by a legion of guys of every shape, size and color...and I could...sometimes.



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Where to begin...

I'm a writer, at least I like to think so.
I was inspired when I met Marc Brown (the creator of "Arthur"--no, not the Dudley Moore version) at a young author's convention and after that I tried to write down any idea I had...and I continue to do so.

I Am Rosemary's Granddaughter Chapter 1: Paper Airplane

So when I make big mistake
When I fall flat on my face
I know I'll be alright
Should my tender heart be broken
I will cry those teardrops knowin'
I will be just fine
Because nothing changes who I am


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