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 get a picture, I tend to forget about it until a day or two later. […]

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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 I usually spend most of the days in my office (not unusual) due to deadlines […]

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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 wasn’t stressing over the stuff that doesn’t matter in the long scheme of things. I […]

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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 out online, will begin to notice those if you haven’t already. For a long time […]

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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 week when I go in to sign them. On Tuesday, July 7, I will be […]

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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, because I really couldn’t handle knowing I ate a bug. I’m just that kind of […]

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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 online, hanging out on Twitter and Facebook a lot, I get over exhausted and don’t […]

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