Hello, Monday!

I am home from RoberCon, no thanks to Rt. 87, which turned into a parking lot pretty much the entire way from Rt 17 to NYC, for no reason we could tell. It was, ducking the tl;dr, an excellent convention, well-attended (they filled their available space without becoming TOO crowded), well-paneled (the conversations were lively and […]

CAT FANCY and DOGHOUSE!

This landed in the old in-box today, via my publicist at S&S….       With a magazine circulation of about 200,000, go Team Kornetsky!   B&N| Simon & Schuster |Indiebound |Book Depository | Indigo/Chapters|Mysterious Galaxy|Seattle Mystery Bookshop  

Such a tease(r)….

Started working on my Temporally Out of Order story this afternoon. It’s… kind of outside the usual, for me. How unusual? Gotta get us funded to find out! $3,200 more to go…. (when we get to 1K to go, I’ll give you more of a hint…)

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 […]