Middle-aged Women in the Pool

on August 15, 2017

Yes, I had that conversation many of us dreaded today. The, “There is no two sides to Naziism,” conversation. I got to the pool ten minutes late (nobody is surprised by this ever) and was staying an extra ten minutes to just sort of run in place and make up the time, and I got… Read More

Things to Do

on August 14, 2017

So, When I used to teach high school, we went through a couple of severely shitty principals. There was the one guy who was talking at commencement–badly. I was sitting with the students, having had mostly seniors that year, and one of the kids leaned over and asked, all big eyes, “Who… is… that?” “That’s… Read More

A List of Wierdness

on August 11, 2017

* First of all–I write as a profession. I have yet to be able to spell the word “weird” right without electronic help.  Thought that worth mentioning. * Isn’t it odd, how, every year, sometime in August, just when you think you won’t be able to live with your progeny for one more minute if… Read More

Twas the Night Before School Starting

on August 10, 2017

T’was the night before school starting And all through the house All the children were crying– Or at least sad and morose. The new shoes were nestled All snug in their boxes While mom double checked For knickers and socks While the cats in disdain And the dogs in their need Wondered, with the kids… Read More

Morphology-Based Phylogeny

on August 9, 2017

So folks– it’s been a while since I delved into ficlet and fan fiction land. I’m not even sure I have enough for an ENTIRE ficlet about Dex and Kane–but I have just enough time before I fall asleep to give it a try. This was initially inspired by a meme about morphology-based phylogeny.  I… Read More

*Kermit Flail* Modest August

on August 7, 2017

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!! *PHEW* So folks, I’m going to have to admit it–I was so busy with RWA and my own release these last two weeks that I forgot to promote the flail. I’d feel mighty bad about that, BUT, some folks sent me stuff anyway, and that makes me feel GREAT because it means the Flail… Read More

ZoomBoy and the Phone

on August 7, 2017

Very quick post tonight– ZoomBoy has a phone. Or rather, ZoomBoy has MY old Microsoft Phone that we used to call the cockroach of phones, because it refused to die.  We also called it the “phablet” because it’s pretty big. Anyway– his dad took him and his sister to see their grandma today, and I… Read More

Kindle sales and specials and RED FISH IS OUT!

on August 4, 2017

So we all know that primetime news has been hard at work trying to avoid repeating what Anthony Scaramucci actually said–i.e., “I don’t mean to suck my own cock here…” on a NYT interview. What we don’t know is how many impressionable young people strained themselves trying it to see if it was possible. ZoomBoy… Read More

Red Fish, Dead Fish…

on August 3, 2017

So, Fish, book two, is on its way out, and I’m both excited and scared. I love romantic suspense–particularly series with the same people in them, and that’s what I set out to write.  With J.D. Robb and Kathy Reichs as my original inspiration, as well as countless urban fantasy series to guide me, I… Read More

Barely conscious…

on August 1, 2017

My first day back is usually a struggle not to sleep too much. And I’m fucked either way. If I sleep too much, I can’t sleep at night and I”m useless. If I sleep too little, I can’t think, I’m basically a big drool monkey and I’m useless. Useless me. That is the story of… Read More