Necessary Nothing

on July 31, 2018

OKay, so some days it’s necessary that nothing exciting happen. I had an edit, I’m behind on a deadline– you get the picture. So today was one of those days when a bunch of nothing added up to a pretty decent day–I’ll give you the highlights and we’ll call it a night. *  Was debating… Read More

Damned Offspring

on July 30, 2018

So I was taking Big T home after he came over and did laundry, and as usual, he used the time to tell me how his life is going. The conversation went like this: Big T: *general discussion about making friends through a gaming server* Me: That’s nice, honey! You’ve done fun stuff with these… Read More

How do I look, honey?

on July 27, 2018

Here is the transcript of Suzanne Brockman’s 2018 RWA Lifetime Achievement award acceptance speech. You don’t have to read it now–but trust me. It’ll be important. Okay– so those of you who have followed me since the beginning are aware that my “look” has changed. Yes, older, and very much fatter, for one thing, but… Read More


on July 25, 2018

I love Mate madly. I do. But I’m not sure I can fully impart to him the mental exhaustion of someone who does work in their pajamas suddenly subjected to ALL THE AWESOME PEOPLE for five and a half days. I know when I get off the plane, I’m usually a babbling mess, and if… Read More

Sparkly Happy Dust

on July 22, 2018

Okay– so we’ve been driving for six hours and I’m waiting for Uber Eats and I’m exhausted. I’m in a hotel room with the fam in the shitty side of Salt Lake City, and I’m trying to put my week into words and… Can’t do it. Can’t brain words. What I’m going to do is… Read More

From Moab to Denver…

on July 17, 2018

Yeah– there’s quite a change of topography. So, I’ve arrived at RWA and started to say hi to my sisterhood– I do miss authors– they tell such wonderful stories! Anyway–SO tired. And tomorrow is a big day, so mostly I’m just going to inundate you with pictures and run away. But I do have a… Read More

A Fool and His Manny– July 17th!!!

on July 16, 2018

Okay– so I’m on a road trip to RWA AND I’ve got a book out! Whew! You’ll get pictures of Moab tomorrow (maybe!) but in the meantime, hey, there’s this book! That I really love! And it’s out tomorrow! WHEEEEEEEEEE!!!! So I’m just going to drop this here and go to bed, because hey– lots… Read More

Road Tripping

on July 16, 2018

So, about six weeks ago I said, “I need to get my plane ticket to RWA.” Mate said, “Where is it?” I said, “Denver.” He said, “Let’s drive!” I said, “Uh… okay. All of us?” He said, “Yeah! Kids will love it!” So, uh–we’re driving to Denver. And at first I was like “Does he… Read More

Political Post–the movie you will never see

on July 13, 2018

This was just a passing thought, so bear with me. There will never be a serious movie about Donald Trump the hero. Now, given how much we hate him, you all might be saying, “Duh!” but bear with me. One of the notable things about Shakespeare’s Macbeth is that the minute Macbeth dedicates himself to… Read More

Why I need more yarn…

on July 13, 2018

Okay, so I don’t need more yarn.  That’s a total and complete lie. I’ve been packing my knitting for the trip. Now, about three weeks ago I agreed with myself that, really, I only needed a couple of balls of sock yarn to work on as socks, and a couple of balls of sock yarn… Read More