The following are the first four chapters of my new short novel, available now on Amazon.


In the town of Blockerville, the local police force is often busy dealing with ‘important police business’, and some issues are deemed ‘not important enough’, or go under the radar completely.

Unfortunately crime rarely sleeps, and LGBTQ people and other visible minorities are more frequently the victims of local crime. What do you do when the police won’t help you? You call someone who will.

Enter Private Investigators Levi Parker and Marsha Tucker. Levi and Marsha are two smart, resourceful, and motivated detectives, who…

Many people seem to agree that social media has become incredibly toxic, but it didn’t have to be.

Outlining The Situation

Lately and for a little while now I have been hearing a common refrain. It comes from people of different ages, but perhaps skews more 30s and up. What is the refrain?

People are saying how social media was never a good thing (in general) and it particularly that it has ruined people’s ability to have a conversation if they disagree politically, or at all really.

There’s a lot of cynicism, and perhaps rightfully so.

What these people almost never seem to…

There is a saying — ‘damaged people damage other people’, but the inverse is also true — People who have healed or are healing can heal other people as well.

I am a ‘damaged’ person. I have deep seeded traumas that haunt me to this day (on the wrong side of 35). I’m working on them, and this year I’ve been doing so harder than ever before. There has been lots of crying and lots of growth. Have you ever broken up with a family member? Not fun, but sometimes it is absolutely necessary.

Some people honestly think that a…

Hat Collecting is a weekly video talk show and podcast about the many different metaphorical hats we wear in life. Because no one does just one thing and everyone has a story!

Each episode, host Lacey Artemis interviews a different person to learn about what they do, how they go into it, what they’ve learned and what advice they have. Lacey asks each guest the same basic set of questions each time so we get unique takes on the same ideas from each guest.

We all collect hats as we go through life. What hats have you collected?

Heya folks, just to put it up front none of these albums or bands are actually real. They’re all designs I made for fun, and decided to take it a step further and write fake album reviews too. Because fiction writing is fun!

With that said, I hope you enjoy, and hey if anyone actually decides to use any of these names/titles, let me know!

Ashes of Angels — Self Titled (New Dawn Records)

First up on the docket, we have the self-titled debut from Ashes of Angels, a west-boast based post rock quartet. The album features just 8…

Ice Hockey and Heavy Metal are special interests of mine. Wrestling isn’t necessarily, but it is

This was the first design idea that I had. I challenged myself to try to match specific subgenres of heavy metal to specific wrestlers, based on various factors. It was more challenging since I haven’t really followed wrestling since the early 2000s, and I mostly followed the WWE and not really its competitors.

Nevertheless, above is what I came up with.

Death Metal — Goldberg
Progressive Death Metal — Triple H
Hardcore — Rhyno
Grindcore — Ken Shamrock
Deathcore — Tazz
Thrash Metal — The Road Warriors
Doom Metal —…

“Those who don’t learn from history are somehow in charge of the curriculum”

We spend more than a decade in school but there are so many critical things we don’t learn. It’s time to change that, and bring in the voices that our predecessors ignored.

During the COVID-19 pandemic many of us are relying on social and digital platforms more than ever. Here are some of those iconic brands re-imagined for the apocalypse.

The idea started by accident but turned into a fun (and gruesome) design set. It became a way to break some of the tension and anxiety of this pandemic in a playful way. I hope you enjoy.

Driven from the internet’s main social watering hole in frustration, this article chronicles alternatives, screen time management apps, and other reflections of post-Facebook life.

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes — including you”
-Anne Lamott

The Situation

Stop me if this sounds familiar — Log into Facebook (or open the app).

Start scrolling.

Meme. Depressing (or enraging) news article. Screenshot of a tweet. Facebook video of something from pop culture (or something political). A wish ad. Maybe you actually see a post from a friend about their own life. Another article that does not improve…

Designs and merch now available on the Artemis Merch Store!

Back on January 1st, 2020, I launched an online merch store. I’d been posting original new designs on instagram in 2019, and a couple of people expressed interest in having shirts or mugs with some of the designs.

I’ve never had a merch store before, but I figured it out and now many of my designs are available.

Many of my designs that are available at the time of this writing are transgender related, this post is to highlight them.

Transcend Gender

These five designs make up the “Transcend Gender” set…

Lacey Artemis

perpetually curious, creatively inclined social introvert. ponder, write, repeat. she/her.

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