I don’t know what to say…

on May 30, 2020

Many of you remember a couple of weeks ago when my son was attacked walking home from work. I mentioned in that blog post that his sister came to help him with the police–they assumed that a big kid who couldn’t speak well was obviously high and asking for it. He was being bullied, in… Read More

Worthy cookies

on May 27, 2020

OMG–I’m so close I can taste it. I’m so close I’m leaving whole words out as I type. But Fish 5, tentatively titled School of Fish, is almost done, and I’m THRILLED. It’s only taken 10 weeks. I mean, I get it–one and a half of those weeks was consumed by an edit, and between keeping… Read More


on May 22, 2020

 So– Last summer when I was in New York I visited my cousins. I adore my cousins–I see them rarely (as in once every ten years) and we suck at keeping in contact, but I am always so very excited to talk to them. Our fathers were sort of a trip, and it’s wonderful to… Read More

Hatesex and Baseball

on May 19, 2020

Slow Pitch by Amy Lane Tenner Gibson has a job he enjoys, a prickly ex-wife, and an adorable daughter he wouldn’t trade for the world. With no romance, no sex life, and no other hobbies, a rec league softball team is as close as he gets to hedonism. But life throws him a curveball when… Read More

A few knitting terms.

on May 18, 2020

We all know knitters have their own language. People talk about how confounded they are by knitting and crocheting patterns all the time, and while yarn crafters are like, “Pfft, it’s just an abbreviation–it comes with a legend, it’s no big deal.” Still, it just lends another layer of mystery to taking a single strand… Read More


on May 13, 2020

This is a terribly short post! I’m in the editing cave, and while I”m enjoying what I’m doing, the story has been in the archives for a while and doing something like that is frustrating and challenging. But we still made time for our walk this afternoon, and the kids even came with us. There’s… Read More

Mother’s Day

on May 11, 2020

So first of all, thank you EVERYBODY for their good wishes. I mentioned on my Patreon that my son had been hurt on his way home from work last night–I was waiting for Mate to bring him home from the hospital and I wrote something to help me channel… well, everything, because yes. I was… Read More

A Rollicking Night at the Lane Household…

on May 7, 2020

Do you like the stuffed animals? Chicken made them, and while the Baby Yoda is from a pattern (which was discontinued about a second and a half after I purchased it) the Trixie Matel Rainbow Cat was entirely her own design. We were super excited to see her finished product, and, well, crocheting has been… Read More

Kermit Flail–Flailing Into May!

on May 4, 2020

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Okay–I know it’s been a rough slog–COVID-19, quarantine fatigue, and murder wasps have added up to an “Somebody please finish their game of Jumanji so we can start this time frame over!” kind of year! But writers really do keep on writing–and sometimes the best retreat we can make is into a good book…. Read More

Moving the Finish Line…

on May 1, 2020

Mate is working so hard–but laminate floors! Oh my God! I couldn’t figure out what was wrong–he’d done the living room and hallway a dog’s age ago, and I remember him talking about how quick and painless it was. “Just snaps together! So easy! I should do the whole house!” Of course that was fifteen… Read More