Monday, July 06, 2015

Life can be very good.

Life can be very good.  It can also be a pain in the ass.  Then there are those days, weeks, and even months that are both.

I am grateful for so many things in my life that it's actually hard to count them all.  On the other hand, I get very tired of people blaming me (loudly) for things that truly have nothing to do with me.

But I am making the choice right now to let go of all of that crap, just let it go and concentrate on all of the wonderful things that are just ahead for me.

Seriously, I have so much to be excited about.  I can't tell you yet--but hopefully I can come back to you in 30 days with an update that will knock your socks off.

In the meantime.  Be well.  Be happy.  Read lots of books -- preferably mine!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Still not back on track

Hi Guys!

Okay, I've been home 2 weeks and life still isn't close to back to normal.  It is AMAZING how behind a little travelling can get you.

Still, I had a wonderful time on both trips and am now going to post some pics from the con.  (For more, see my website:



Saturday, May 30, 2015

Welcome to May


Welcome to mid-May.  Life has been wild.  Last weekend was Mother’s Day weekend and I got to spend it with my family, including MY mother and my son.  J  Extreme awesomeness ensued.

Big trip to the Fan Expo Dallas/ComiCon in Dallas May 29-31. 

I am VERY excited.  Look for this banner to find me and other awesome authors.  (Say those last two ten times fast).  I will take pictures and maybe (if I master the new video camera) video.

ALL YOUR WISHES is with the editor.  THE EXILE is doing well.  I am working on THE RESCUE which is the tentative title of the next Fae book and am also working on PATIENCE MY ASS.  Much fun.  Very busy.

SO, that said, I’d best get back to it.  Take care of yourselves. 

Happy reading!


I am having an adventure!

First off.  I want to give my condolences to those who have suffered catastrophic losses in the recent flooding.  It is amazingly horrible what has happened, and appears may continue for a while yet.  What is happening to me is merely awkward, which is why it is simply an adventure to be approached with energy and creativity, not a crisis or disaster to be coped with in horror.

That said:

I am very glad I have good friends who can help me through awkward times when flights are delayed, things are lost, broken, and I wind up in the wrong place at the right time.

I will be at the Convention today, and I will have a wonderful time.  I will use my brand new (as in bought yesterday) selfie and video camera.  I will hopefully see lots of good folks and sign lots of books, laugh long and mightily (as I did at dinner last night with said friends) and have one of the times of my life.

Now the lightening is crackling overhead.  So I am off the computer for the nonce.



Thursday, April 16, 2015

Travel Plans

The house/critter sitter will be a busy person this spring.  I will be visiting family on one long weekend, and I have been invited to attend Dallas ComiCon May 29-31.  It's good that the critters love her.

I hope folks will come see me and bring books for me to autograph!!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

A Snake's Tail

Wednesday I had an EVENT.

One of the stray cats I feed/get vet shots, etc. for left a present for me by the garage door.  A very dead, very large, (six foot) rattlesnake.

I live in town.  We do not expect to see large rattlesnakes wandering around the neighborhood.


So, I've been concentrating on fitting in lots and lots of yard work (pruning, weeding, eliminating snake habitat) with all of the other multitudinous crapola that I do, but really don't have time for.

But GOOD KITTY, nice kitty.  LOVE the kitties.


Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Finding a Happy Medium

Hi Guys!

Okay, I FINALLY finished the edit pass.  I'm waiting a couple of days as a cool down before looking it over ONE MORE TIME before sending it to the beta reader and my editor again.

Had a friend design a tee-shirt for me--the same one mentioned in THE EXILE.  I am now looking into places like CAFE PRESS to see about having them available for sale.  THANK YOU SHAWN!

Still waiting on PATIENCE MY ASS.  Had to get the contracted work done first and regain my health after a bout of illness.  

Anyway, out of time.  Hope you are all well and happy.

Hope you're enjoying the book(s).


Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saturday Morning Stuff OOPS/Saturday early afternoon stuff

Hi Guys!

Well, today is gorgeous outside, and I am attempting to accomplish things.  We'll see how well that works.  At least I got up the section of fence that I needed to to keep Lucky the Wonder Dog from running all over the neighborhood when she (inevitably) slips her harness.  It will also keep all of the neighbors dogs that they simply let run loose to poop in other people's lawns from getting into the back yard.  (Front yard is sadly, still fair game).

Writing is reaching critical mass--I simply MUST finish the edits.  Of course that's tricky to do when there are only so many hours in a week. But it is crunch time and I need to FIND the time, which means this will be a very short post and I probably won't be having as much fun in the sunshine as I would've liked.

I've been getting polar comments on THE EXILE.  People either REALLY like it or HATE it (and are hateful about it).  I've taken to not reading the reviews.  Probably for the best.

In the next few days I will be signing up for a conference in New York with my son.  It has to wait because my purse/wallet got stolen the other day.  It was recovered later (minus the cash, but with all my other stuff intact), but I had canceled all of the credit cards, ID, checks, etc. and must now wait on the replacements.  Once I have them I can enroll and make an announcement in case anyone wants to run into me so I can sign their books.

The whole purse stolen thing was very stressful.  It could have been much, MUCH worse, but it was still a nuisance.

Well, that had better be it for the nonce.  Time is (not) on my side . . .  yes it is.  Ti i i ime is (not) on my side.

(Leaves humming.)