Category Archives: Writing

Dark Chemistry

I’m still here! Just heads down working on the next novel, Dark Chemistry. I’m working with my cover designer, Derek Murphy, on a cover (the one pictured left is a possibility!) [EDIT: Updated to display the final cover!] And here’s … Continue reading

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Thanks all who stopped by!

I’ve closed the chat room. It went . . . okay. I will do it again, in fact — when I’ve worked out a few kinks. Including the one where the chat room plug-in assigned and re-assigned random numbers to … Continue reading

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Loose Dogs, On Sale Now! $3.99!

Very excited here — today’s the big day! The ebook version of Loose Dogs is officially available from: Smashwords Amazon Barnes & Noble   ¬†Looking to save a couple dollars? I don’t blame you! Sign up for my e-newsletter and … Continue reading

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Amazon Gift Cards: Giveaway to Celebrate Loose Dog Launch!

Look what I made :-) My very own customized Loose Dogs Amazon gift cards! I’ve bought three $10 cards — and I’ll be giving them away next Saturday, March 23, to celebrate the launch of the book. Click to read … Continue reading

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Chick lit, Women’s lit, and Fiction’s Dark Arts

One of the odd pleasures about writing fiction is that you don’t always know what you’re doing until after you’ve done it. There are parts of the mind (the parts that Jungian psychologist Robert Johnson refers to as the Shadow) … Continue reading

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Loose Dogs Launch Party: Saturday, March 23!!!

Save the date!!! There will be PRESENTS!!! Amazon gift cards!!! Free copies of the book!!! And much, much more: Dog toys from Cuddlee Critters Charming tea towel with an embroidered Dachshund Whimsical doggy wall hook from Ikea Copies copy of … Continue reading

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My dog reviews Loose Dogs :-D

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The Eight Stages of Short Story Writing

1. Excitement. Something has popped into your head–an idea, a hook, a scene. You’re positive that a terrific story will unfold around it. You sit down and commit your idea to the page. Yep. This just might work . . … Continue reading

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Rev it up

Some of you know that I have had, for some time, another novel in the works. The title is Loose Dogs. The protag is an animal control officer. And I finished writing it in 2004. Except that I didn’t. 2004 … Continue reading

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Preface to the Revised Edition of Libby

The deed is done. I’ve revised Libby. I’ve resubmitted the novel for publication. I’ve asked Amazon to notify people who have already downloaded the book, so they have the opportunity to switch to the revised edition if they’d like. I’ll … Continue reading

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