Halloween is my favorite holiday, and has been for about as long as I can remember. I like the spooky mixed with the mundane of suburbia. I like the idea of ghosts and ghouls coming out for just that one night to walk among us. And, yeah, I like the idea of candy. Hey, I’m […]
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Sometimes, you just have to die
Overheard at my house: [Scrippet] INT. STUDY – NIGHT WRITER sits at her computer, face lit only by the blueish glow of the monitor. Her fingers tap a rhythm on the keyboard. A CRASH interrupts the stillness. DRAMA PRINCESS (O.S.) What do I do? What do I do!?! Writer tilts her head, looking up at […]
Today's agenda: giving one of my best friends grief and finalizing The Cat's Fancy for e-release!
About five minutes away from finalizing the formatting of THE CAT’S FANCY, my first full-length ebook release (which, coincidentally, happens to be my first full-length novel!). Originally published in 2000, CAT holds a special place in my heart. It’s a light fairy tale about a cat in love with her master, and it was published […]
Time Management Tips: Getting started
I’ve been writing books for over ten years now, and during all of that time I’ve repeatedly fielded the question of “how do you do it? How do you juggle all the stuff you’ve got going on? Do you have some sort of 36 hour day that the rest of us don’t?” It’s a legitimate […]
Today is Bossing Day!
Are you all ready to celebrate in the joy that is Bossing Day, the newest Hallmark holiday to hit the shelves. Wait. What???? Ah, never mind. The little elves have informed me that Bossing Day is not an international, national, state or even local holiday. Apparently it’s limited to my house only. Yes, that’s right. […]
Stupid Kid Tricks-fun times in mommyland
Last night, I was sitting reading at my eldest spawn’s Glee Club practice. Break time comes, and all the kids come bursting out, followed by the teacher. Nothing out of the ordinary there, right? But then the teacher looks at me, points to the Spawn, and says, “Has she ever done the eye thing for […]
So, I think I made a Big Mistake. In a moment of extreme non-lucidity, I randomly suggested for God only knows what reason that the girls and I have a backyard campout. … Continue reading today’s post on my camping excursion over at The Whine Sisters!
Carpe Demon a-go-go! Kate's coming back!
I’ll admit it, I was totally bummed when Berkley decided to drop my demon hunting soccer mom series after book 5 despite decent sales and the fact that I know folks (me included!) want to keep following Kate’s adventures. (Thanks so much to everyone who sends me email about Kate and company!). That was the […]