Looking Back, Looking Forward, weekend edition.

Saturday, I hauled myself out of town to take a meeting.  If anything comes of that meeting, y’all will be the third to know.  Then I came home and was a slug on the sofa.  Sunday’s been Writers’ Cafe and more work on the cracktastic project, and now all the words I didn’t get written […]

Heading into the Weekend…

This weekend, I am not at ECCC or at the Supernatural convention happening in town.  Mainly because I didn’t get my act together in time to deal with either.  So it goes.  The weekend seems to be filled with Stuff to Do, anyway.  Imagine that.  :-) Life is chaotic, and a little stressy, but good.  This diagram […]

The Obligatory Occasional My Accountant Makes Me, Post

“The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.” -John Steinbeck     with that quote in mind, let me remind everyone that: a) you can pre-order CLAWED! (and catch up on the first three L.A. Kornetsky mysteries!)   b) you can pre-order SILVER ON THE ROAD! and make sure […]

Opinions are Like Assholes…

Ooops.  According to Clean Reader, “asshole” might not appear in the text. Writers – who choose our words carefully, use them deliberately – aren’t thrilled with this Bowdlerizing app.  Readers shouldn’t be, either. It’s an attempt to take away freedom of expression, a power play by those who would control what we see/think/feel. No thanks. […]

My Norwescon Panel Schedule for Approved Stalking

One of the bonuses of moving to the west coast is a bunch of new conventions become my “locals” – including Norwescon, the weekend of April 2nd-5th. So if you’re going to be there too, and find yourself shut out from all the GRRM-y GoH goodness by the crowds, here’s where I’ll be….  (all rooms […]

Sir Terry

Everyone’s remembering Terry Pratchett, who has left us – not of his own will but under his own terms – too soon, at age 66, one step ahead and one finger raised to the Alzheimer’s trying to destroy him. My memory of Terry Pratchett is not Discworld-related. I came very late to the Discworld books. […]

How it goes (how it rolls)

On Monday I realized I’d written myself down the wrong path. Not far, maybe a thousands words or so, but I was coming off the high of an amazing scene, and I let the lizard brain jump to the next amazing thing and it wasn’t until several pages later that I thought – no. This […]

Two Brains, No Waiting

And I’m officially again working on two different books. Different genres, different time frames, vastly different voices… *head ‘splodes a little bit* book 1: She could still feel the press of the [redacted], like a bruise on her skin. If she touched it, if she looked at it, it would overwhelm her. So she looked […]

In Case You Missed It…

Yesterday, Tor.Com did a reveal for the cover of SILVER ON THE ROAD. But I know some of you tend not to click through on things. So here. Let me SHOVE THE AMAZING OH MY GOD SO BEAUTIFUL UNDER YOUR NOSE.   This?  Is never the cover I would have asked for.  But it’s so incredibly […]

Cover Reveal for SILVER ON THE ROAD!

Go forth and admire the full-size version, courtesy of the good folk at Tor.com!     (and check out the series page here!)