My First Book Giveaway!

16 11 2011

Ladies and gents!  Something exciting happened today.  I got a digital copy of Stephen King’s new title, 11/22/63.  I have not read the book myself, but I hear it’s great, with a 4.42/5 stars from Goodreads and a 4/5 from Amazon ratings.  This time travel novel sends a school teacher to stop the assassination (in the past, mind you) of JFK.  (You can read the official summary here.)

Want it?  Here’s how to get it: Read the rest of this entry »


“Don’t Piss With Kitsune,” and Messy Writing

8 06 2011

I would like you all to know, I’m not happy with WordPress right now.  After having spent the last half hour typing (and then hitting “Publish”) all of my post was erased.  The nerve!

Curse you, Evil WordPress Gremlins!!!

I really don’t want to type everything out again, but…

…let’s try this again…

(Who knows?  Maybe I’ll make more sense the second time around.) Read the rest of this entry »

(Happily) Sleep Deprived Writer

18 05 2011

Writers go through cycles–everyone’s cycle is different, but for me it goes like this:

Write nothing, sleep really wellSleep not, ceaseless flow of writing.

It’s no biggie, though.  I get to do what makes me happy, so it’s worth it.  I got a good two nights worth of sleep over the weekend, and later this week I’ll be on a long overdue vacation.  But for now it’s back to work–oh gee, twist my arm.

Sleep tight, all!

The Removal Team, #FictionFriday

13 05 2011

Well, finally I’m releasing a short story.  This one actually was inspired by Write Anything group’s Fiction Friday challenge.  (Challenge #207 to be exact.)  I love the concept of a weekly writing contest for the community to gather around, so if you’d like to try it out yourself, go here and see what’s coming up next as well as the Fiction Friday rules.

But I digress.  Here’s my entry for this week.  Please excuse any rough patches–one of Fiction Friday’s rules is to not edit.  A rule I actually appreciated.

Hope you enjoy!


The Removal Team

Ignavius Dom was not a bad man, but he did not have any remarkable qualities, either.  Perhaps that’s what ruined him in the end. Read the rest of this entry »

Quotes for Monday

28 03 2011

Ah, Monday.

Okay, I’m stealing this quote from one of my favorite twitterers.  Or maybe I’m stealing two.  Both are great quotes, with a similar message:  Keep it simple, keep it relevant, keep it you. Read the rest of this entry »

“Supreme Professionalism”

24 03 2011

I love this quote from Noel Coward…that laser like focus–tenacity–is something I can’t get enough of.

(Comic by the wonderful Debbi Ridpath Ohi, of

Purple Cows vs. Ziffer-Zoof Seeds

22 03 2011

You don't want people yawning over your book.

At the fork of a road
In the Vale of Va-Vode
Five foot-weary salesmen have laid down their load.
All day they’ve raced round in the heat, at tops speeds,
Unsuccessfully trying to sell Zizzer-Zoof Seeds
Which nobody wants because nobody needs.
-Dr. Seuss ( from Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book)

Of all the things I consider myself, a salesman is not one of them.  However, those of us who want to write books–or rather, those who want their books read–have to market and sell our product.  Read the rest of this entry »