A Brief Pause

Picnic and book1

  Dear Readers, The Deadline Dames will be taking a break over the holidays.  But not to worry! We will be back in the new year with giveaways, excerpts, and other fun surprises. So please stay tuned. Wishing you and yours happy … [Read more...]

Catching up with Devon

Rose Kitty

Where did November go?  I swear, I blinked and the month was gone! And yet here we are, in the last month of 2013, just a few short weeks away from starting a new year. Pretty soon those of us who make resolutions, or affirmations, or goals will … [Read more...]

Fairy Tales, Under the Hood


When I was very young, I was given a battered hardback copy of Grimm's Fairy Tales from a garage sale. I think the person who bought it figured, hey, Disney, all girls love princesses and she loves to read, right? What the giver did not … [Read more...]

In Which Jackie Doesn’t Write

I didn't write at all today. Not. At. All. But here's what I did do today: 1. Unloaded dishes from the dishwasher. 2. Made lunches for my younger son and my husband. 3. Did three loads of laundry, including folding clothes and putting them … [Read more...]

Four Years… (a giveaway)

Dame Kaz

I've been so busy the last few weeks - with a mixture of deadlines and personal stuff going on - that I forgot it was an important date in my publishing history. An anniversary, of sorts... It's been four years since my agent and I first sold The … [Read more...]