on October 30, 2014

So I pinched a nerve in my shoulder last night, falling asleep at the computer. This has happened before, and now that I’ve used a cold pack and about six motrin, I’m feeling slightly better.  The kids have to decorate without me, and I’m afraid Mate and Trystan are on for carving the second pumpkin… Read More

Pumpkin Chunkers

on October 28, 2014

 First of all–have I done a cover reveal for this one yet?  I feel sort of mean doing it now– it’s not out until January, but, well, I’m editing it, and John is… Yum. Damaged, ruined, sarcastic and strong– I’m glad to be back in the Johnnies world again.  I have plans to visit again,… Read More


on October 24, 2014

Pavonine– means peacock like.  Sorta like this mask.  Which I adored.  Anyway– good picture, good word– way to start the blog! Anyway– so I promised you traveling home stories, and I’ve got some kid at home stories, and it’s gonna be outta sequence, because, well, I’ve got gumbo for brains today.  Just do. But first…… Read More

And I’m Home and STAIN Is Out

on October 21, 2014

Hey all– I’m sort of in the “sleep mode” after GRL, but I do have a couple of adventure stories saved for my next post. In the meantime, Beneath the Stain is out as a complete book from, ARe, and Dreamspinner Press.   For those of you who have been hearing about this book… Read More

What Kind of Bee Am I?

on October 19, 2014

So– lots o’ random tonight, and, alas, not many great pictures for it.  I didn’t realize until I sat down to write that A. My shitty pictures are still shitty, and B. I haven’t taken any.  The picture of Andrew Grey and Poppy Denison here was like my first–and one of my best–and I bless… Read More

10 New Things I Did Not Know

on October 16, 2014

1.  I actually got a good deal on a cab from O’Hare– I am shocked, I tell you, shocked, because usually I am the last person to get a bargain.  American Taxi, people, it’s a good thing. 2.  It’s hard to pick who you want to go eat with when your choices are so varied… Read More

One Movie to Rule Them All

on October 13, 2014

And once again it’s time for more random chunks of my life– it’s like Amy Lane kibble, for your consumption.  (Delicacy or fast food– you be the judge!)  Seriously– my next blog will be from GRL, and I am FINALLY letting myself get excited about seeing everybody.  I usually don’t let excitement creep in until… Read More

I’m Dorying Hard!

on October 10, 2014

No thread holding this one together– it’s all random, and welcome to the brain-party, pal! *  Mate had a fundraiser today for his soccer team.  We spent two hours sitting outside of Pinkberry yoghurt saying, “Here– give them this flyer at the counter and they’ll give us money.”  Most folks were really cool about it,… Read More

*kermit flail* Monday, October!

on October 6, 2014

Okay– I’ve got to tell you, I worried about starting this *kermit flail* thing.  I was like, A. Nobody is going to want to post on my blog, B. OMG what if they do want to post to my blog, will my squirrel be able to keep up? and C. What if they post to… Read More

Nope, lost it!

on October 3, 2014

 Birthday week is always wonderful– And a little exhausting. For example, today was the day of the two grandmas. The first one arrived right before I started getting ready for aqua. The house was gross.  For those of you who are saying, “Heh heh heh…” No. Gross. Absolutely disgusting. Dishes–sink.  Trash– ground.  Blankets–floor.  Dog–shirt. Wait,… Read More