I don’t know whether its because the Christmas season has become too simple and easy (f0r me, anyhow) over the years, but I decided to shake it up by organizing an author holiday giveaway extravaganza virtual Facebook party. What did I just write? In this crazy year of debut author activities, I have become somewhat… Read More Author Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza
Last week on The Debutante Ball we talked about books we love. That inspired our writing. That we wished we’d written. That taught us something. I chose to talk about a few books I so love to hate — meaning, my guilty pleasure reads. I received comments (from the two men who left comments–interesting, right?)… Read More Guilty Pleasures: Books I So Love to Hate
Last night I had a little fun with the $50 Amazon giveaway raffle. I wrote every name on a pink Post-It note and let my cat decide. I figured that would be the most random way ever to choose a winner. My cat, Trio, he LOVES paper. He’ll shred anything. So I decided the name… Read More Giveaway Winner and Advanced Review Copies — Woohoo!
A few weeks ago I bought Psychology Today. The cover blared, “Confessions of a Sociopath.” The cashier glanced at me, then down at the cover, and said, “Be careful, you might learn something.” Hah! I thought. I wish. I’m jesting, but not entirely. The author of the article is high-functioning, successful, and a church volunteer.… Read More A Dash of Sociopathy Anyone?
(Read more about the novel here: KILMOON) Yep, that’s me: debuting novelist! I’ve been debuting myself in my imagination for years, so it’s strange to be here with a baby book on its way through a gestation cycle — editing, and interior design, and cover design. Exciting! My authorial cycle is just as hectic. Here’s… Read More GOOD NEWS | I’m Officially a Debuting Novelist
I like the idea of synchronicity. As in when you work toward a goal, and life treats you to a serendipitous surprise as a reward. Kind of like creating your own luck. This is the way I’ve experienced serendipity anyhow. Not that I’ve been on that roll for awhile…sadly…BUT, at novelist April Henry’s reading earlier this… Read More A Serendipity Story
Book chaos as of January 2008 Oh dear. My previous post stood as my latest installment for FAR too long. As an emotional barometer, it’s misleading. Have I been morbidly depressed since October 20th? Is this why I haven’t posted? My friends tell me to quit being so hard on myself, so this is what… Read More See My Nightstand?
On Friday night, C, K, and I went to a movie. It being C’s birthday, and because this was a girly-friend custom, C picked the movie (a creepy one, also a custom), which we ambled toward after happy-hour drinks and a little shopping. It just so happened that we passed a Barnes & Noble on… Read More My (Little) Taste of the Big-Time
Can someone tell me what’s going on with me, myself, and my life? The chaos has been piling up — that slow python-like coiling that you don’t notice until, well, you suddenly do. This morning I had to laugh when I took stock of my nightstand situation. How did that happen? And this tells you… Read More Life’s Progress — Or Not
I just sent a message to a few friends. What I want, of course, is for them to reply that I’m not really insane. That this kind of thing is normal and happens to the best of us. I won’t believe them. Thought I’d share it with you too, because, hey, this is my life… Read More INSANITY | My Poor Thesaurus