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Writers are nuts…do ya *really* wanna be one?

So, you’re interested in being a writer? Banging on the keys? Spinning stories out of straw and old Selectric ribbons? Might wanna read this first….. You don’t want to be a writer. No, no, I know. You think it’s all kittens and rainbows. It’s one big wordgasm, an ejaculation of unbridled creativity. It’s nougat-filled. It’s… Read more »

Raindrops on roses and foreign editions

Yes, going to the mailbox is fun. You never know what you might find. The new Levenger catalog. A 20% off coupon from Bed Bath & Beyond (do they mail those every day?). An overdue notice for that bill that fell down behind the printer. Or…maybe…foreign editions!!! Yes, they’re among my favorite things! There’s something… Read more »

Evil Overlord List

This is too fun not to share (follow the link for more evil goodness): This Evil Overlord List is Copyright 1996-1997 by Peter Anspach. If you enjoy it, feel free to pass it along or post it anywhere, provided that (1) it is not altered in any way, and (2) this copyright notice is attached…. Read more »

Origin Story

Ha! Check it out. I found the origin of “angry superheroes.” Here you go. Fresh from my old, old, old home school blog. Because, hey, I know you care. A lot. Really. So, why “angrysuperheroes”? A good question. It started with C’s faces. Budding actress that she is, she used to run around being a… Read more »

Because you can't have too many dancing cats…

We told the kids today that, yes, we would get them a kitten (hopefully the 10+ year old cat will not freak). This prompted many hugs and kisses…and the eldest child finding this video.

So what's up with the new blog?

Yeah, it’s a bit bizarre, but I felt like I needed a place where I could be Julie Kenner or J.K. Beck or Julie Beck (gads, please, not back to elementary school). So while I’ll continue to blog about book-specific stuff over at www.juliekenner.com and www.jkbeck.com, this puppy here is going to be the new… Read more »