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Shark!

It’s been a while since my last update. Summer always tends to get away from me. I can’t believe it’s already August! Yes, August, that most blessed of times known to man as Shark Week. From the time I was seven years old, I’ve never missed a single Shark Week. Every August, I sit glued…


Things I want to see in books

I plan to pop on here from time to time with random things I’d like to see more of in books. Of all kinds, not just urban fantasy/paranormal romance. Real Female Friendships. I don’t mean friendships in which one woman is the sparkling paragon of kicking-ass-but-still-hot-enough-for-the-guys while the other is a mousy, frowzy little milquetoast…


Shattering the myths of glass (or running headfirst through a storm door).

In movies, its a nice dramatic moment when a hero/heroine has to make a quick escape from the enemy by jumping through a glass window, or when the villain falls through a glass skylight. They always manage to get up and limp away, sporting aesthetic cuts that show yes, their lives are dangerous, but nothing…


Why Angels Love Bad Men

Give yourself a cookie if you know where I got that title. If you guessed country music, get yourself another cookie. If I haven’t completely turned you off yet, keep reading. There’s some good stuff ahead, I promise. The title, aside from being a good song by the Highway Men, begs an interesting question. Why…


Tarzan Boy – Or, Dumb Stuff that Makes Me Happy

I’m a very easily entertained mammal. When I was young, my mom used to put Scotch tape on my hands on car trips to keep me occupied. It’s not much different now. Little things amuse me. I’ve been known to lose myself a couple of hours just watching a fish tank. With one fish in…


Words I Hate Like Snails Hate Salt, and the Obligatory Whys

Being a writer, words are my game. I gotta know ‘em. Not only do I have to know every permutation of, say, the word night, I have to be able to bust out just the right one at just the right time. So needless to say, I’m a nerd as quick with a dictionary as…


Found a New Band I Like – Oh, and Did I Mention I’m Writing?

I actually sat so long at the computer today writing that I made myself sick. And I couldn’t be happier. I couldn’t tell you the last time I lost track of time like that. Actually, I can. I was in college, and I had a free evening to write. I sat down about 1 in…