Funny Little Things

on July 31, 2011

Just bizarre little stuff going on right now. I’m trying to finish a story by tomorrow–it was supposed to be a little novella, but weird stuff got in the way: *Took the kids to see The Smurfs on Friday–it was fun, but I invited the neighbor’s kids too. Fun, but nuts. On a good note,… Read More


on July 28, 2011

Okay– forgive me– I’ve got my cheezy metaphor of the day, and I’m going to run with it. When I was in high school/junior high, we lived in the same place my parents live now–it’s semi-rural, and my closest friends lived 4 and 4 1/2 miles away, respectively. My best friend was my bike–first a… Read More

Annnnd… they’re home.

on July 25, 2011

Yeah, I know– seems quick, doesn’t it? Me too. Didn’t stop me from worrying a little every day, and being REALLY grateful nothing major went down, but my mom says they had a blast–and I’m pleased. And what did I do with my time off? Mate and I saw two movies– Larry Crowne (it was… Read More

Alas, No Vampire Bears

on July 23, 2011

So my stepmom and my dad took the kids up to Camp Grandma’s this week (it’s what we call it–swear!) and Chicken couldn’t leave on Thursday with everyone else. She had referee class, and Mate and I told her we’d take her up Friday morning and stay and play with everyone. And we did. Now… Read More

Some Things You May Want To Know

on July 20, 2011

OKay– we’ll get to Modesto, but I’m gonna start w/book news. Those in it for the knitting and family, feel free to skim. * Let’s start with Alpha. Warning: This book is really fucking dark. I’m not a big fan of warnings–you see them all the time in my genre, a result of it’s roots… Read More

A Trip to Modesto

on July 18, 2011

Okay, I often complain that all of my friends are online–and it’s true. I do tend to live a lot of my life on the little glowing box in the kitchen, or, now, in the smaller red glowing box in my purse. (Mate bought me a new one before I went to Florida–it’s an evil,… Read More

Took a little nappy pooh…

on July 15, 2011

Woke up and it was Friday! Seriously– I was WIPED OUT. But I’m back again, and feeling almost human. Let’s see… has anything REALLY big happened in the last four days? *** This came out. It’s free, it’s short, and it’s definitely NOT SAFE FOR WORK. But did I mention the free? Anyway–what else? ***… Read More

Cover Art and Some Good Advice

on July 12, 2011

I’m short three, and two of them don’t have the title artwork done yet–but pretty much, I think I’ve got an embarrassment of riches here. What’s up here is the collective cover art of the work that I’ve released from January on until October and probably (the beach cover, which is the one I was… Read More

Crashing Deadlines! DUCK!

on July 9, 2011

Yup. I know. I haven’t been around a lot this last week. Oi! You would not BELIEVE the deadline crash in my head and on my computer! I used to think “Oh, hey, you can juggle anything as long as you can do it at home!” Oh gees–the hubris! Seriously–man, the hubris! For one thing,… Read More

The Prodigal Returns

on July 7, 2011

So he’s home, and he’s happy, and here’s a picture of him in our crappy kitchen. I’m so proud. Apparently he was the chaperone’s dream– he was the kid that got stuck with the nightmare roommate (the one whose conditions were all medicated acronyms, and who had to be looked for at three in the… Read More