I know I'm late, y'all, sorry. My dad is in the hospital. He fell again, and even though we're still very hopeful that he's going to be absolutely okay, it's a whole big thing. Anybody who's ever had a sick parent knows what I mean. Anybody who's ever had a sick parent who is former … Continue reading Good Grief
Everybody loves free stuff. Some readers love it so much, they’re bankrupting writers by supporting pirate sites. The crazy thing is, it is perfectly possible to get all kinds of great free fiction without bending the rules or pissing off your favorite author. Sites like Prolific Works have shiny, well-produced, absolutely-bug-free E-books from every genre … Continue reading Free E-Books, No Stealing!
Guess what, kittens? I'm on the YouTubes! My Evil Genius hubby and my publisher rallied around and helped me do a recording of myself reading "Dead-Sperado," the first story from my comic weird western romance collection, Bury Me Not. In it, saloon dove Daisy means to seduce and detain the dreaded outlaw Elbert Cade until the … Continue reading Lucy’s Halloween Bedtime Story: Dead-Sperado
And that's hard for me to accept. The last trailer for the final installment of what they're calling "The Skywalker Saga" dropped this week during Monday Night Football. Have you seen it? https://youtu.be/8Qn_spdM5Zg Yeah, me too. And I don't really know how I feel about it. I am very much a Star Wars over Star … Continue reading No One Cares What I Think About the new Star Wars
So a couple of weeks ago, my 81-year-old dad fell down. He's fine; he didn't break anything; we were very lucky. But suddenly the guy who was extremely independent and a regular at every greasy spoon in town was shaky on his feet and not willing to leave the house. He's getting around okay with … Continue reading How to Cook a Pot Roast
Sometimes real life gets in the way. Sometimes there’s just no physical way to walk away from the house fire that is your mundane domestic life and get to your desk or your laptop or Starbucks or the picnic table behind the Circle K or wherever it is you do your writing. I’m not talking … Continue reading Ways to Keep Writing When You Can’t
The Nightmare Before Christmas isn't the only Christmas/Halloween crossover movie ever made. There's also Bell, Book and Candle, a smart and surprisingly twisted romantic comedy starring Kim Novak and James Stewart. It opened on Christmas Day 1958 and takes place at Christmas--the climax happens at midnight on Christmas Eve. And while one big plot point … Continue reading Bell, Book and Candle (1958)