Saturday, October 25, 2014

Gearing Up!

The holiday season is upon us! Everyone knows a book is a great Christmas gift! I have crates of books ordered, booksignings scheduled, and a load of reds in the washer! I am READY.

Now, all I have to do is get a haircut, so I don't show up looking like nobody's kid, as my momma used to say. And do something about all the papercuts on these hands (side effect of being a gubmint worker).

I'm big into promoting fellow local artists and authors, so I like to link to them on my Facebook and Twitter. Shopping locally does so much for the community. When you buy a piece of someone's work, you are buying their lunch, their lights, and helping keep them going! I know a lot of these folks. This community is teeming with musicians and artists. Please, while we're worrying about what outside companies want to do to our state, consider seeking out a locally-sourced Christmas!


Thursday, October 2, 2014


Five years ago, I was perched in my favorite chair in my friend Tammy's living room, drinking German coffee and discussing her plans to do NaNoWriMo, while she encouraged me to write a novel.

I wrote that year for maybe fifteen or twenty minutes at a time. In those days, it was difficult to sit still and finish a chapter, or complete a few hundred words. I had a lot going on and a lot of friends to keep me busy.

Once I got started, I saw plots everywhere. Nowadays, I can't stop writing. After Something About Sophia came to fruition, it was just natural to continue a story. I feel that way now.

Nowhere, Everywhere is out in the world, but Gertie's questions have to be answered. The answers arrive in June.

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