Archive for January 2011

Jumping for Joy

One of us is not tired of winter.  One of us is still excited every time the door opens and the white stuff is glimpsed.  One of us cannot wait to run outside, to frolic and leap with boundless abandon.  One of us caused my son to do a perfect face plant in about three…

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Coffee and an Ex-Nun

So!  Exciting news!  The lovely and charming Coffee and a Book Chick has an interview up over on her website with me.  Hasten there and you could win a copy of Evenfall! (She also has an awesome pup named Roma who could be twin to the slobbering beast …you can search her blog for pictures.)…

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From the Trenches

Hey, I said I’d announce a winner on Tuesday, and I still have two whole hours!  You are probably thinking “Ooh, with her debut next week, she’s too busy to keep up with the blog.”  Or even “Now that her book’s almost out, she’s got better things to do.”  Yes indeed.  Those better things to…

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What to Read While It Snows (Again)

I have been lucky as  a writer.  I’m a secret introvert, which means I hide my shyness well.  I’m not a joiner, yet over the years I’ve found myself part of three distinct writing communities.  I mentioned the first last week —  the writing forum where I workshopped my debut novel.  (Coming out in …TWELVE…

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Emerging From the Man Cave to Announce A Winner

This weekend I took my mother and my daughter to the MFA to do cultural-type things.  We visited a fashion photography exhibit, saw the new Art of the Americas wing, had lunch, drooled over the John Singer Sargent portraits (my favorite painter) and then went home.  It was all very civilized and lovely. In my…

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Snowbound. Send Chocolate.

So, we’ve been snowbound for two days.  It’s been fairly productive.  Today we made bread, I finished the disaster of a scarf I’ve been trying to knit, and I managed to clear the driveway with the snow blower without losing a limb.  (If you’re reading this, Dad, all safety procedures were followed.  Mostly.  There’s supposed…

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Four Things You Need to Know

Time is a little tight right now, so without further ado: Shameless is only available in the US for season one.  Now that I have become addicted to the Gallagher family’s travails, I can’t watch any more.  I want my BBC, dammit!  Paul Abbott, can you hear me? I will be having a book signing…

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Can You Hear Me????

So, guess what came in the mail today? Can you hear me squeeing from here?  (Open the window.  I’ll bet you can.)  Yep, that’s right — a single copy of my finished book. With an acknowledgement page.  And a photo.  Even a price!  After all this time, it just doesn’t seem possible that it will…

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