Stay Tuned!

Changes coming for the New Year! You see some of them already! Let's hear it for 2011!Everyone have a safe weekend. Drive safely...and remember to line up your designated drivers now!Cheers!

2010 Wrap Up

First off, thanks to everyone who has commented and dropped by this year. I hope you found something to entertain you!2010 was a pretty kickin' year for me. The bestest bit was finishing all the classes required for my B.A. Yay for being done with school!My other biggie-happy was Nathan Bransford's teen writing contest. Aside … Continue reading 2010 Wrap Up

The Animal Angle

I dont' think anyone can talk about Rita Mae Brown's work fairly without discussing the "animal angle."I've never written a story or a novel from the POV of an animal. Mostly because I, personally, have never been inspired to do so. However, Rita Mae Brown has made quite a lucrative career from writing from the … Continue reading The Animal Angle

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Eve Everyone!I hope you all have a healthy, safe weekend. Drink lots of cocoa and give and receive lots of hugs.And try to avoid:

The Seasonal Series Perk

Throughout the year there are these things called "Holidays." Let's see: the Fourth of July, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Halloween, and on and on it goes. Yep, there are holidays all over the place.A perk to writing any series, not just a cozy mystery series, I would assume, would be the seasonality of stories. … Continue reading The Seasonal Series Perk

The Bonus Tracks

Back to cozy-time! Finished reading Murder Most Frothy, and this is my favorite type of cozy to read, I've decided. Do you want to know why? Let me tell you why: The Bonus Tracks! At the back of the book is a list of coffee-making tips and recipes. Awesome. In the spirit of both the … Continue reading The Bonus Tracks

Last Day of School

The holiday season begins in earnest now. Shane (teacher) and Owen (student) are both out of school today. There's only one week left!And a shot of our Christmas tree to help pass the holiday spirit along. Good luck everyone!**Technical difficulties repaired! Voila, my tree: How are you guys hanging in there?

We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Programming For a Flip-Out and a Resolution

Tabling a work-in-progress is never an easy thing to decide. Most writers' advice I've heard advises that you should push through a tough hump, that you should keep going until the end, because only when you reach the end do you actually know what you have.Well, I think there are exceptions to this 'rule'. Stephen … Continue reading We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Programming For a Flip-Out and a Resolution

Jenny is a Sexist

I admit it.I just started reading Murder Most Frothy. Upon opening the book I was confronted with *gasp* a brief prologue in which the anonymous killer is shooting the hapless victim. I got through the first couple paragraphs (paragraphs about gun models, bullet calibers, etc.) and had the immediate thought: Cleo Coyle is a pen … Continue reading Jenny is a Sexist

The Hook Career; or, Why Hookers Don’t Star in Cozies

Sure, the titles for a hooker main character could be funny:The Trick to MurderDear Dead JohnHooked on DeathUnfortunately, cozy mysteries, while dealing with loss of life, are not about the dark underbelly of the world. A prostitute's life is inherently more dangerous than the life of a maid/barista/beloved pet. Contrary to what Pretty Woman would … Continue reading The Hook Career; or, Why Hookers Don’t Star in Cozies