A Day in the Life of a Chiwhowhat

on May 30, 2013

I have to pee.  It can wait. It’s dark in the people cave, and warm and–wait!  The young one just bapped me on the nose.  I should move. It can wait. Nooooo!  The big squishy one who brings food is leaving.  She’s going to the white-tiled front lawn, to do her business.  *sigh*  She never… Read More

Day Trippers!

on May 27, 2013

* First off– Tracy and Tina, congratulations– you both won a copy from the paperback pot, so well done!  And thanks for getting back to me so soon:-) Okay– now… Mate is on sabbatical until early July.  His entire plan of sabbatical revolves around fixing the bathroom.  I know my Mate.  I know that he… Read More

Round the Bend

on May 24, 2013

Okay– first of all, I must have gone around the bend, because I signed up to go to RWA in July.  I figure of all the cons, this one is the least invasive to the family.  The kids are out of school, and Big T will be home for child care, and all Mate has to… Read More


on May 21, 2013

So, am I the only one who gets the dictionary.com word of the day? See, vocabulary used to be my thing.  I could go over a list of words, word, synonym, part of speech, word used in a sentence, brief etymology, connotation/denotation– I had three lists, one for 10th, one for 11th, one for 12th… Read More


on May 18, 2013

Okay– I spent all week editing.  First there was Forever Promised, which is on it’s second edit and will probably get one more.  Then there was Bitter Moon I&II, which Harmony Ink, the LGBTQ YA imprint is going to look at. Shaking my editing coma is rough.  I seriously didn’t realize I’d forgotten to post… Read More

Shot my dog and stole my bible!

on May 14, 2013

Okay, so I have to admit, that the more I do this writing gig, the more sympathy I have for Kathleen Turner at the beginning of Romancing the Stone.   She awakens from her writing trance sobbing with happiness, and can’t find any tissue.  Her house is a mess, she’s a mess, you can tell… Read More

Excuse me while I Snoopy-Dance in the kitchen

on May 10, 2013

Okay– So you probably all fathomed that I got home okay (YAY!) and then that I promptly dropped off the map. Well, see, I sort of did. Getting home was, well, long.  I left at the equivalent of 2:30 a.m., California time, after two hours of sleep, and got to California around 11:15.  Mate picked… Read More

LIfe in the Habi-trail.

on May 5, 2013

The habit-trail So, for those of you who have never been to Kansas City, their two biggest hotels, the Sheraton Crown and the Westin, are connected by a glass covered walkway that extends over a course of two blocks, about two stories off of street level. We call it the Habi-trail. The habit-trail from the… Read More

Guest Post from Daisy Harris: The Time My House Burned Down

on May 2, 2013

Folks, I hope you love this story as much as I did–I know Daisy from around the net, where her sense of humor and her snark have already made me a fan! The Time My House Burned Down (Otherwise known as the inspiration behind From The Ashes) Hi, Amy Lane Readers! Since Amy is out… Read More