Sunny Day…

on March 29, 2013

Okay… So the logic runs like this… Squish’s birthday is next week, right?  And we’re going to have a small family party next week, and go eat at Wongs and have ice cream cake (note to self:  must not forget ice cream cake) and then take Squish to a King’s game, where she’ll see her… Read More

New Releases and More Family Hilarity

on March 26, 2013

Okay– I’m going to start with the family hilarity before I continue. I know some folks only read for the family stuff, right? Anyway– Mate and I did a little impromptu Easter shopping the other night, and forgot to take the stuff out for the next day.  When the kids noticed the candy in the… Read More

A Chitter Here, a Chatter There

on March 24, 2013

Heya, all!   Okay, I’ve got two deadlines this weekend, and four children who are in the house and need to be entertained.  Can she survive?  We’ll see… we’ll definitely see… I have a release on Wednesday (Bolt-Hole, which is available for pre-sale and which I will talk about on Tuesday/Wednesday– I put up the little… Read More

Timesuck Thursday

on March 21, 2013

Okay.  You all have this friend.  Perhaps somedays you ARE this friend. (I know I am!) Somedays, ALL of your friends are this friend. The friend with the “OMG–READ THIS!” or, “Oh crap– watch this video!”  The friend with the, “Have you SEEN this show?!!”  or the, “Oh sweet jebus, you MUST read/see/watch/do/fondle/own/tweet/retweet/facebook/link to/rubyournakedskinagainst THIS!”… Read More

City Mouse

on March 18, 2013

So, long ago– twenty-five years, this fall actually–Mate and I had a non-fight.  See, we’d moved in together in June, but this was October.  School had started, and I was working full time and Mate was working and taking a break from school (which meant finding his reason to go to school while working, because… Read More

A Grand Day Out

on March 17, 2013

Okay– So, the last two days have been sort of, well… Oi! Yesterday was the “sea scattering” of my grandma, and since we had all of the sadness in the tribute and other places, this was really sort of a different kind of moment.  This was a gorgeous day in San Francisco, in spite of… Read More

Things that make me happy…

on March 13, 2013

Does anyone remember that book?  It was right at the cutting edge of the new age, shiny-happy-people-holding-hands part of the nineties (which went very oddly with the grunge… don’t ask me to explain… I listened to R.E.M. and Pearl Jam and rode out the contradictory wave with hardly a batted eyelash…) Anyway– the book was… Read More


on March 11, 2013

 I’m still not sure I can write this post. See, when I was a kid and my parent’s split, whenever I went to visit my mom, I went to my grandparents’ house. My mom was pretty incommunicado at the time– I spent a lot of time on their couch, watching way too much ’70’s shows…. Read More

Watch This Space

on March 9, 2013

Yesterday, I wrote nearly 10,000 words.   Yes.  You heard me. 10,000. 9,724 that I can measure.  But I went back and backfilled, so I’m pretty sure that 275 was in there somewhere. I stopped when the story was done.   That’s Forever Promises, for those of you wondering, the sequel to this book here:  The last… Read More

Anyone? Anyone?

on March 5, 2013

So, Mary and I have been doing some marathon writing–her marathon is worse and harder than mine, I will admit, but still.  That whole writing when you’re short on sleep thing is a trip, because the words are flowing–nay, GUSHING–and this thing that’s been living in your head for so damned long is finally being… Read More