A Few Random Things

on July 31, 2016

First of all, here are the blog tour updates–forgive me if I’ve missed any: Available at Amazon Available at DSP Available at ARe I Fight Authority—Love Bytes Substitute Teaching—Love Bytes Mike–MMGoodBook Reviews Open Sky Book Reviews—The Good Boy Alpha Books—Why We Like Bad Boys Long and Short of It Reviews— A Cat and a Fish  Gay… Read More

Happy Release Day and Blog Tour for Fish Out of Water

on July 29, 2016

Fish Out of Water by Amy Lane PI Jackson Rivers grew up on the mean streets of Del Paso Heights—and he doesn’t trust cops, even though he was one. When the man he thinks of as his brother is accused of killing a police officer in an obviously doctored crime, Jackson will move heaven and… Read More

Don Quixote

on July 28, 2016

I seem to remember reading all or part of Don Quixote when I was a freshmen in high school–but I don’t remember much more than the basics, and the very catchy theme song from Man From La Mancha.  If a scene like this happened in the book, I have long forgotten the particulars, and if… Read More

Chum for the Bucket

on July 27, 2016

*  Fish Out of Water is coming out on Friday. Because it’s been too peaceful around here, right? Currently available for Presale at Amazon, DSP, and ARe. First reviews are coming out, and although it’s something of a departure for me–full on mystery/suspense isn’t always an easy transition from contemporary romance–so far, folks are supportive…. Read More

Mate and the Cat

on July 26, 2016

Steve the Cat has run inside for her nighttime feeding just as Mate is leaving the refrigerator with a bag of grapes. Steve: You see that? That’s my food bowl. It’s empty. Mate: You see that? Those are grapes. I can eat those because I have opposable thumbs. Steve: Who gives a shit about opposable… Read More

And For Zero Pay, You could…

on July 25, 2016

Oh yeah, sure– we all talk about needing an assistant, but I’m starting to think I should never, ever, ever get one. I’d abuse the poor thing horribly. Seriously– just thinking about what I’d make an assistant do is embarrassing.  I mean, I probably couldn’t find someone who could do all that in a day… Read More

A few things to fondle…

on July 24, 2016

Geoffie is not impressed by the socks. Okay– so I delved into my sock archives right before I went to RWA and came back with–oh, treasure of treasures!– an almost completed pair of socks! I finished them, and they’re going to my friend right before she has surgery, and yay and hooray for finished projects…. Read More

A Brief Theory on Criticism and Entertainment

on July 22, 2016

Yes–I’ve written about subtext, about word choice, about how literature and media reflect society as a whole and how we should pay attention to nuances and make sure we’re building the imaginary world of our dreams. But sometimes, when the subtext is done seamlessly, it’s just nice to watch shit-go-boom, and the man/men of your… Read More

Things that happen when you’ve been away…

on July 21, 2016

*  The little kids have to kiss you six times every time the walk by *  The grown son has to talk for at least a half an hour, every day *  The dogs get WAY too excited when you come home from things like a trip to the gym *  The cat WILL BE… Read More

Dear Agent/Editor/Publisher–

on July 20, 2016

Dear Agent/Editor/Whomever I’m contacting– I’ve currently rewritten this letter so many times I’m not sure I sound like a human being. I’m trying really hard not to sound like a dork, when, in fact, dorkiness is my brand. If I could draw a picture of a dork without it looking obscene, I’d put it on… Read More