Tuesday Ramblings

Well, it’s been a while since I actually posted anything other than the usual excerpts and Caturday. I’m sorry about the Year in my Yard — I’ve come to realize that unless I actually have to leave the house to

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Summer Thoughts

For me, summer is usually frustrating. It’s usually spent fretting, waiting for publishers to get their asses in gear (they practically shut down during summer and it’s really hard to get them to move with any speed on anything), and

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“I’m no good for you, you’re no good for me…”

Some time ago, I pulled back. I stopped visiting Twitter, I let my assistant take over on FB. I stuck to my blog and found myself growing calmer. Things felt peaceful in my little part of the world and I

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Unplugging, Gardens, & Signing Books

So happy Saturday evening. It’s been a long time since I really felt like I wanted to blog, but tonight I feel like doing so. I’ve been making a lot of changes lately and you, as my readers who hang

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General Bookish Notes About My Books

Some general bookish notes here: Remember peeps: get your preorders for Flight from Death into Seattle Mystery Bookstore if you want a personalized signed copy. Do that by Tuesday in order to ensure they have enough copies for me next

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Thoughts About Internet Kerfuffles, & Being Polite

So good morning. My day started with eating part of a bad apricot and not realizing it until after I ate it. I quickly threw it away because I didn’t want to see if there was a bug in there,

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Social Media, and When Characters Take Over Your Brain

So I am visibly off Twitter lately, and a lot off Facebook–even my private profile, I’m not there talking to friends as much. You see, over the past month, I’ve discovered one important thing for my writing: when I’m out

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