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Janis Joplin — Ode to a Pearl

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With today being the anniversary of Janis Joplin’s death, I figured a blog to honor her contributions was only fitting. I didn’t need to do much research to know what Janis was about. Though she was before my time, I cut my teeth on her music. Literally. My parents, both very much a part of […]

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Happy Birthday, Shannon Hoon. Wish you were here.

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One of the standard questions I’m asked during author interviews is: “How about naming a few of your favorite bands?” In no particular order, I shoot off a list of bands that have influenced my life and writing. If I’m honest, I usually gloss over Blind MeLoN’s place on the list. It’s a long list, […]

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RIP Jimi

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Maybe that’s why they call them stars. Because they are too bright to walk among us—destined for greater things and other planes of consciousness.