What Are You Wearing?

In my novel Circus in a Shot Glass (to be released later this year from Clean Reads), the protagonist (Scotch) loves '50s style clothing. The dress on the left (yes, I realize the proportions are totally off) is based on one of Rosemary Clooney's dresses in the film White Christmas. It's black, has a sweetheart…

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I Hit PUBLISH!

I hit publish for Lady Catherine Says! While it hasn't gone live yet, you can sign up (on Amazon) to be notified when it is made available. YAY! I'm throwing around some possibilities of a book signing next year, and selling my books from a local craft store and perhaps a coffee shop. We'll see!…

Jolabokaflod

"Gesundheit!" you say? WRONG. I did not sneeze. Jolabokaflod, the word that has been circulating the web is the Icelandic tradition translated as "the Christmas Book Flood." What is the phenom? It is GLORIOUS! On Christmas Eve, people give each other BOOKS! Squeee! So, I may or may not have bought a bunch of books for…

The Art of the Start

^Behold the playlist. I started! I started! I started writing The S.A.P.I.E.N. Complex! Eh, it's a working title...maybe. Could go by another title, but it would be somewhat of a spoiler, and you know how I hate spoilers. ANYWAY... Sometimes, you've just gotta be happy about the small things. Hey, I can't finish the novel…

Happy September!

It's that time of year, people. Get ready to be inundated with all things pumpkin spice, to smell the sights, to see the sounds, to...Did you catch that? If you didn't, I'll let you read it again. Anyway, fall is just around the corner. No, it is not here yet. We're still in summer, no…

Buttload of Writing to Do

The list of things to be written is growing. Oi vey. Do you want to see the list of titles? OF COURSE YOU DO! Projects in no particular order (all are in various stages of development) Excalibur Lucan and the Medieval Murders Doggone It!: An Arthur Slow Mystery They Were Heroes: Jane Austen Willoughby’s Regrets Racing…

Novel Teas and Fiction Flings

I kid you not, this was going to be a party-planning book from a person who has thrown precious few parties. I've thrown a Saint Patrick's Day party, a bridal shower, a baby shower, and a book launch party. That's it. But this book of party ideas was going to be different and special and…

Book vs. Movie: Lord of the Rings

"Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls...It's the battle of the ages! In one corner we have thhhhhheeeeee NOVEL! In the other thhhhhhheeeee MOVIE!" CUT TO: men placing bets, popcorn salespeople hawking their popcorn, as they do. "Our first contenders: Book Legolas vs. Movie Legolas. Let the match begin, and things!" *bell dings* Book Legolas notches…