Beary Sick — SuperBat

on January 10, 2016

Okay–I’ll be honest. A lot of you saw my post on Twitter/FB that said I wasn’t feeling great–and I’m not. Nothing dire– just a fever, sore throat–mild, but, well, draining. As in, I woke up, head hurt, everything hurt, and I could find no reason whatsoever to get out of bed. Story of my day…. Read More

Dog Kisses

on January 8, 2016

Mate let the house this morning with this parting shot:  Here’s your phone. Don’t forget the dog’s appointment. And the cat crapped somewhere in the kitchen and then dragged stuff on top of it to hide it. Good luck finding it! Needless to say, sleeping in (which I usually do on Thursday) was a complete… Read More

Blondies and Idots

on January 7, 2016

Okay– So, when I was teaching, we used to have to make kids read out loud at the beginning of the year, mostly to just get a bead on how fluent they were at reading. Sometimes this really helped– the kids who flat out couldn’t keep up could, at a decent school, get help, and… Read More

On Sales and Selfie

on January 6, 2016

Hi all! So, I’ve been in the writing and editing cave, finishing up on Fish Out of Water– this is going to be a first for me folks, because I’ve just committed to doing at least four books– one a year– on the same couple. As in not “oh, I’ve been planning on it!” as… Read More

*Kermit Flail* New Year’s Style– January 2016

on January 4, 2016

YAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!! Hello, all, and HAPPY NEW YEAR! I am super excited about this New Year– of course, being old, I’m excited because I hope it’s a little less exciting than last year. *whew*  I’m still tired!   Anyway–this was a fun *Kermit Flail* because I put out the all-call and got a HUGE response, and… Read More

Upside Down: A Skip and Richie Ficlet

on January 3, 2016

Hi all! This is, as promised, a ficlet about Skip and Richie, my heroes from Winter Ball. If you haven’t read the book yet, maybe bookmark this and come back to it later. If you have read the book–enjoy! *  *  * The Christmas card arrived about a week and a half late, and Richie… Read More

Happy New Years 2016

on January 1, 2016

So, one of Mate’s New Year’s Eve Traditions is to watch the thin Man movies back to back until the dark hours of the morning. This year, he watched them as well, and Zoomboy and Squish came to love them, just like Chicken had before him. And this year, Ted Turner came on during an… Read More