Kitten Has a Name

Thank you to everyone who entered the Name That Kitten contest, whether here, on Facebook, on Twitter, or via email. :) After much deliberation, the Precious Little Tax Deductions, Loving Husband, and I have agreed on the kitten's … [Read more...]

Brick Breaking Tips for Writers And A Contest

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Hey - want to see an author break a brick? That's me. :) Now, you have to understand why this moment is so important to me: during my taekwondo black-belt test, I was not successful in my two attempts to break a brick. I'd attempted with a … [Read more...]

For Those With Cats, Part 2: The Kittypocalypse, plus TKD question

So today is the kitten's fourth day with us. He doesn't really like kibble but wow, does he inhale his wet food! And he'll eat Nyxie's food if I'm not watching, so now I keep her wet food dish on a shelf if he's in the vicinity. Every day seems to … [Read more...]

For Those With Cats

Sorry, but this one has nothing to do with writing or reading; if you're not into cats, I apologize for wasting your time. We have an almost 2 year old female cat whom we'd adopted from a rescue agency through a sponsoring pet store. Nyxie's been … [Read more...]

On Planning Ahead and Breaking through Writer’s Block

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Once again, super fast because I'm about to get on the road to Easton, PA, for this year's YAFest! I've been doing a lot of writing lately -- both for the next book after To Bear An Iron Key and for my MFA project -- and I've been planning ahead far … [Read more...]