The Beat Goes On

on January 16, 2017

So… I tweeted yesterday about taking the 9 a.m. Saturday morning aqua class to try to fit some aqua in before the rain comes again. It was 35 degrees when I got ready to leave. Yeah– chilly. Now, the pool was heated– 78 degrees for aqua, it might even be 80–so the worst part was… Read More

ZoomBoy and the Dentist

on January 13, 2017

Zoomboy had a dentist appointment today– I was all over it. Was gonna take him at 10:30, get him back to school by 11:45, get to aqua right on time and BOOM. Day mastered, motherhood achieved. One or two little glitches to this plan. It started out well enough– I went to get him from… Read More


on January 12, 2017

First of all, Rhae made me mitts, because she is wonderful. They are soft and scrumptious and smell like Damascus rose. You can’t have them, They’re MINE. (Thanks Rhae!) And about the cats… The balance of power has changed here at chez Lane.  I’m trying to decide exactly how to fix things, but cats are… Read More

Back in the saddle…

on January 11, 2017

*  The kids went back to school today *  It is still raining *  My shoes smell like troll vomit–I”m trying teabags in them to make them smell better tonight *  Speaking of “teabags” there is a term ZB uses for his games called “tea bagging”– I have no idea what it means, but since… Read More

The Little Goddess Series explained

on January 10, 2017

I’m sorry– I know it’s confusing. I was originally writing and self-publishing just to be able to tell stories. I didn’t see it as an industry or a business until I”d been doing it for six years and had written three series. So the timetable for releasing all these books will feel really random if… Read More


on January 9, 2017

When I was six years old, we lived in an old–extremely unsafe–house. We used to have to drain the claw-footed bathroom out the 1 1/2 story window with a piece of surgical tubing. I was very conscious about water.  I remember washing my hands and wondering, “Where does the water go? Will we ever run… Read More


on January 8, 2017

So, I didn’t even realize until Friday night– late– that I’d forgotten to blog Thursday night. Oi! I figure that’s okay though– I have a FaceBook event tomorrow, HERE  the January Blast, with lots of giveaways and fun stuff, along with authors Kate MacMurray and Rayna Vause. I got Kim Fielding and Tara Lain and ZAM… Read More

Just Some Random Shit Basically

on January 5, 2017

*  I signed the contract for Red Fish/Dead Fish– yay! *  People seem to be enjoying The Virgin Manny-– which is good, because after my current project, I have to write the third in the series. (Yes, everybody, the second one features Taylor as the primary MC–but he’s been through a lot, I’m telling’ ya!)… Read More

Coldness With a Chance of Cold

on January 4, 2017

One of the lovely things about The Virgin Manny is the adorable young college man with the solid pecs standing in front of a swimming pool in the summer. I love this picture. Yes, Tino is cute, but mostly? The picture is warm. So warm. California is in the process of maybe not crisping away… Read More

*Kermit Flail* January 2017!!!!

on January 2, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!! *whew*  Okay– I have modest hopes for 2017, and they have certainly been raised by the offerings at this month’s Kermit Flail.   To start with, I need to say that Rayna Vause, Kate McMurray and I all have releases within two weeks of each other. We start with The Virgin… Read More