Puppy (and kitten, and human) love!

A new review for L.A. Kornetsky’s DOGHOUSE! (if you’re too busy to click through, I’ll give you the sum-up: “Explosions, bar brawls, and intelligent sleuths combine for a great read. I’d recommend it to fans of cozy mysteries.” - Krista McKeeth  Woo!)      

My RoberCon schedule

    Reminder that I’ll be Writer GoHing at RoberCon in Binghamton NY next week, September 27-28! For them as will be there, and them as follow along at a distance, my schedule… SATURDAY: 11 a.m. When It All Falls Apart: Dystopian Fiction and Our Modern Times Presenters: Crystal Sarakas (moderator), April Steenburgh, Laura Anne […]

Fourth Quarter and the clock’s ticking…

Today is when estimated 3rd Q taxes are due in the mail, if that’s a thing that you need be concerned with. Just a friendly reminder from your neighborhood freelancer…. Meanwhile, the editorial revisions to CLAWED (Gin & Tonic #4) are back with my editor as of this morning (on schedule, go me!). So what’s […]

State of the meerkat: September, random and otherwise

Last night I woke up and – half-asleep – replaced the summerweight coverlet with the down cover. This morning I am wearing sweats and a long-sleeved t-shirt, and making the season’s first stew (lamb and lentils). If you think all this makes me very happy…. you’d be right! This is a weekend for working, not […]

This isn’t history. This is my life.

I don’t write about 9/11 any more, because over the years I’ve said what I needed to say. But if you want to read it, either for personal reasons or historical ones, here are the links. The original posts from 9/11/01 2004 2005 2006 (5 years on) 2007 2008 2009 (warning: possibly triggery, but non-violent photo) 2010 […]

Today is fucking CANCELLED.

Graham Joyce has lost his fight with cancer. The world is a less-well-lit place, now. Graham was the first -and to this day, only – writer I’ve ever shamelessly fangirled, interrupting him at a solo lunch at World Fantasy to tell him how much I loved REQUIEM. The next time I saw him, a year later, […]

Hi! Didja miss me?

I’m home from DragonCon. It was a blast, even though I didn’t get to indulge my fannish side as much as I’d have liked (too damn busy!). Great panels, enthusiastic audiences, Jess brought me brownies (they were GOOD), people liked my reading, I got to see fellow writers I don’t get to see often, had […]

Off to DragonCon…

But first, I am dropping CatofSize off at the vet’s, for boarding, because nobody was able to give him his 2x/day insulin shots was I was gone. I feel like the Worst CatMommy Ever. (he’s not spent a night not-at-home since we moved in together). The Kitten, not needing 2x/daily care, will be staying home […]

DragonCon 2014 Schedule Repost, with Additions! And Locations!

Please to note: a) I have a reading. If you want to know what’s coming up in 2015, you will be at that reading. Bringing me chocolate will be optional, but appreciated. b) once again, I’m going to be on a panel with Laurell Hamilton and Jim Butcher. Come to this panel. Scream devotedly when […]

I have two speeds: done early, or running late…

I have checked in for my flight tomorrow to Dublin and Shamrokon. I have settled on what I’m taking, made sure I had all the carry-on things I need (passport, cables, chargers, euros in wallet, medications), packed it all into as small a bag as I can manage, and printed out the cat-sitter information. There […]