Oh noes

Sookie

The bulldog ate my favorite bra. She is not sorry. And how is your Wednesday going?

Author Branding

Author Branding

I meant to answer this earlier, but life interfered. K. writes You talked about a few times how your publishing company wants you to be a brand. If you write about series that are funny action with a romantic subplot then your publishers want more of the same from you, so you don’t alienate fans… Continue Reading …

Penguin Hotline

Penguin Books set up the holiday hotline, which provides personalized recommendations for people on your gift list.  You tell them what the person you are buying for likes and they email you back suggestions.  This is my attempt at summarizing Kid 2’s recent reading choices. Favorite books: John Green (especially Looking for Alaska), Fault in… Continue Reading …

Night Shift Trifecta

Night Shift Trifecta

New York Times #18 USA Today #91 Bookscan fantasy #3 This is *pretty good for an anthology.  By pretty good I mean really good.  Anthologies in general don’t hit as high as stand alone novels.  Not trying to toot our collective horn, but the last time when I posted rankings for Burn For Me, which… Continue Reading …

There

This is but a small part of the winter wonderland.

I have my website cake and I eats it.  Mm, yummy website cake. There was some personal stuff here that I edited out. I don’t know why I shared it.  Momentary lapse of judgement.  Muffins is adjusting well.  She has an uncanny ability to con you into picking her up.  I realized this when I… Continue Reading …

Daily quote

Daily quote

Haven’t done one of those for a while. PAD was first on the scene. They examined the creature, determined he was dead but surrounded him with their tactical vehicles just in case, and interviewed everyone. They took my statement and then told me not to leave the scene. MSDU, the Military Supernatural Defense Unit, came… Continue Reading …

New Member of the Family

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As you know, we lost a puppy to parvo.  It was horrible and nightmarish and I will spare you the full details. We decided that while we couldn’t save that puppy, we could save a dog, so we looked around at rescues and we found Muffins. Muffins wasn’t feeling photogenic at the moment. I’ll get… Continue Reading …

New New Theme

New New Theme

So my attempt at employing a fancy shmancy new theme really did not work, because it was cutting off excerpts for iPhone owners, so I went with Option #3.  Please let me know if this one works. *Gordon has already informed that it looks plain, so I might just give up and go back to… Continue Reading …

Kia: Sexualizing Baby Hamsters

You know I don’t rant that often, but I had to, God help me. 1) There are no female hamster engineers. 2) The male engineers turn their tiny female pet hamster into a hot babe. 3) Male hamsters look like hamsters.  Female hamsters look like hot women with hamster heads. 4) Male hamsters do not… Continue Reading …