Mornings here are sometimes a bit chaotic. One kid leaves early on the bus, one leaves late, and the other never goes away. This means that I’m up, early, and then it’s two hours before I have time to think for more than ten minutes at a time. Yes, I know that’s plenty of time… Read More Python and other snakes
Day Monday, Monday… I know, it’s a late post. I’ve given up on trying to get them out at a set time – sometime during the day is going to have to be good enough. I’m enjoying the Geeky Kids vastly, but it leaves me with little time for the blog. And to be honest… Read More Muhn
I’ve known for a long time that every reader sees a book differently. I may really enjoy a book that makes you want to hold your nose with one hand and gingerly pick it up with thumb and forefinger of the other hand to transport rapidly to the trash. It’s part of the reason I… Read More The Reader Makes the Book
I’d mentioned in the Tsundoku post that I was tackling my library. Which I have been doing, and discovered that I can actually put all the books in the house on the shelves properly – if I put the Zane Grey collection on top of the shelves. They look good up there. I’ve also dusted,… Read More Library Management Question
Since the end of school, I’ve been catching up on my reading. It’s been a pleasant two days, so far, and today winds up my scheduled ‘break’ before I kick off a summer writing frenzy. At first I was reading for the sheer joy of having time I could waste on books that made me… Read More Reading, Writing, and Priming the Pump
I will be at the Indiana ComicCon this coming weekend, the end of the month. You’ll be able to find me in Booth 606 in the exhibitor’s hall, where I will be booth babe for Mystik Waboose, purveyors of fine geek apparel. T-shirts to show your fandom to the world, labcoats for the mad scientists, they… Read More Indiana ComicCon
I’ve always had a lot of books, ever since I can remember. So did my parents, so I grew up surrounded by books. Where there are books, there need to be bookshelves, or some way to hold them up in a fashion that leaves them easy to access. Piles on the floor, chairs, bed… while… Read More Bookshelves
Just in time for Christmas I’ve released the entire trilogy of Pixie Noir, Trickster Noir, and Dragon Noir under one cover. It’s just shy of 300K words and it’s perfect for gift-giving. One book with three books inside, plus an Author’s Foreward about the writing of the series, and a teaser in the back for… Read More New Release!
A bunch of Indie Author friends decided the Labor Day Sale was so much fun, we should do it more often. So, Oh Best Beloved Readers, here are a bagful of treats for you… Books on sale, even some for free! Check the sale prices, they will be changing through the weekend. Herding authors is… Read More Halloween Sale!
I was noodling around on the net and ran across a book last night. As I downloaded it, because it’s a Project Gutenburg book (free!), looks interesting, and I might read it, something occurred to me. We keep hearing that the book as a form of entertainment is dying. I know people who proudly proclaim… Read More And the books lie in mouldering heaps
Originally posted in July 2013 When I first started writing stories for my children, my ex-husband looked at them and said “you’re using too many big words, you know.” Well, since I was told in highschool by my English teacher to stop using so many big words, this stung, and I started looking into how… Read More Blast from the Past: Sheer Twaddle
There has never been a better time to be a reader. I’ve been reading since I was four, myself, which is a very small slice of the past when viewed in relative terms. But I am also a student of history. it wasn’t that long ago that books were individually precious, treasured and cared for… Read More Book Hoarding and Other Delights