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Monthly archives for August, 2009

Piracy Will Ruin What You LOVE

Piracy Will Ruin What You LOVE

I get so upset about piracy.  Book piracy in particular, but it bothers me to see friends and family with pirated movies as well.  They don’t seem to realize it’s not only illegal, it’s stealing–that it will slow down the production of books and movies.  It hurts so many people on so many levels. But I’m […]

At The Deadline Dames Today

At The Deadline Dames Today

I bravely posted a snippet from the young adult novel now in my capable agent’s hands.  It will probably go through changes she’ll suggest, but you can get a glimpse of a work in progress at the beginning stages.  Not too big a glimpse since I don’t want to give the story away.  Click on the […]

New Family Member

New Family Member

I have kitten duties today.  Right now, the name is leaning toward Poe.  It’s so furry, we haven’t yet determined if it’s a boy or girl. It’s still too scared to invade its privacy that much. LOL! Poe works for several reasons. The male writer we like, the female singer we like… and it likes […]

The Settling Place

The Settling Place

I grew up with a father who had an overly large adventure gene.  (Or ADHD–I haven’t decided.)  But our family moved often.  I called these moves by a couple of names.  The 18 Month Get Up and Go. The Grass is Greener… Over There. Of course, the grass was never greener.  Maybe at first, but […]

Apex Contest!

Apex Contest!

Comment at the Apex blog here! (It’s the #3 part–I swiped this from the blog. 😉  ) Win authentic Harlan County warez! Win a piece of Harlan County! This doesn’t mean we’re giving away Miss Harlan County, Mari Adkins (or her enthusiastic suggestion of coal mine slurry water). No, we’re talking about actual Harlan County […]

An Honest Look at Wait Mode

An Honest Look at Wait Mode

Fellow Dame, Karen Mahoney,and I have chatted about how hard it is to blog while on submission.   It’s difficult to decide what to write here.  You want to be honest about the process for those new writers just starting out–don’t want them going in with high expectations, but the truth is THEY WILL ANYWAY. I knew this […]

Sundays Rock

Sundays Rock

I am LOVING True Blood. That is all.

Writing Through the Hard Stuff

Writing Through the Hard Stuff

Sorry for the sporadic blogging of late. Have some personal struggles going on that take a lot of my attention.  In writing news, I did have a fun announcement. I actually linked and announced it at The Deadline Dames last week, but I like the cover enough to post it again. <g>  I have a […]

So Sad

So Sad

I grew up on John Hughes’ films and introduced my kids to them.  My family still watches Home Alone every single Christmas. I own Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Weird Science and so, so many others.  This has been a hard summer–feels like I’m losing one childhood icon after another. The movie kiss that rocked […]

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Wednesday, I’m posting at the Deadline Dames and sharing a cool announcement.  Come say hi!

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