That New Car Thing

  I have a new car. Yup. Scariest thing around, buying a new car. Well, scary for my husband and I. We just are not people who like to negotiate. I think there are two types of people. Those who want approval and smile, nodding and find themselves with warranties …

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Changes in the Wind

Whole lots of stuff going on out there in the world, especially the publishing world. For readers, not sure what you notice, other than there aren’t as many places to buy books as there used to be. Unless your main mode of reading is an e-reader, in which case, it’s a …

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Sherlock…Fascinating!

Have you seen it? The first season of Sherlock, the BBC update of the adventures from Baker Street is amazing. And the premier of the second season just showed on my local PBS station. Weeee! I wasn’t sure at first. I’m an old Sherlock Holmes reader from wa-a-a-a-ay back. One …

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Nearly Dying

Okay, I’m hoping I can do justice to this week. So, you see…five years ago I went to bed, not feeling terribly well and woke up three days later in the hospital. Seems I’d fallen asleep and my heart sped up, lost rhythm and then stopped. My husband, attentive man …

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Romantic Times…Wow!

Well, my goals for RT were simple. Go to some panels. Dance at one of the parties. Oops. Hey! I went to one panel! Whoohoo! I didn’t dance… What I did do! I connected with several wonderful authors…Including the fabulous Corina Lawson, who was a wonderful cohort at the Gaslight …

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I Am Insane

Honestly, it’s the only thing that makes sense. Why did I pledge to do without chocolate the weeks before leaving for the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention in Chicago? Sigh. Okay, I am feeling better physically. And doing without the fast food at the same time as surely done me good. …

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Prepping for RT

Three weeks until the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention. Well, three weeks for me, since I go a few days early to help out with the pre-con workshop for the Aspiring Authors. I had great intentions for this con. Last year, in Los Angeles, I was so totally exhausted at the …

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Ideas in Tribute

Somedays, I so miss Judi. I had a day like that today, March 12. Big loss of confidence, fell into an ocean of self-doubt, felt like crying a rive of tears…just big melt down day. Used to be I could have e-mailed Judi and eventually she’d reply and talk me …

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Shifters Shift, Right?

Had an interesting discussion the other day with a writer friend. I was chatting about a book I’ve been editing for my agent. It’s called Foxoddness and it features a character named Will. And Will’s mother was a fox. This led to a discussion about whether that made Will a …

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