Monthly Archives: December 2009

Happy Holidays!

So I wanted to post some christmassy up here for my (quite possibly) final post of this glorious year. I asked my son to create something but unfortunately he would not cooperate. I find these 7 year olds don’t react … Continue reading

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Are Women Writers dominating YA and MG?

No less a luminary than Roald Dahl said that writing for children was the hardest sort of writing there was. He was also of the opinion that women made better children’s lit authors. I don’t remember his reasoning. It was … Continue reading

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Santa, I’ve been naughty, kind of

Actually I’ve been remiss and Santa doesn’t care much anyway. But for the first time in ages I have failed to blog at least twice in one week and I want to say I’m sorry. To all of you (the … Continue reading

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Punk Rock Contest Book Giveaway Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered. I only wish there had been more photos and pictures. But oh well. I thought the band names were all clever and of course very very punk rock. It was hard to come up with … Continue reading

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4 more days until the contest is over!!!!

So in the OI OI spirit send me your best original punk rock band name. Or a picture of you punking out. Therell be one winner chosen by me and he/she will receive a copy of each of the following … Continue reading

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Juggling

Do you know of any writers who just write? Whose days stretch before them filled with wool-gathering, lots of coffee and the gentle tapping sounds of the keyboard? Nah, me neither. I think it’s a myth. I’m not convinced of … Continue reading

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The Places We Love To Live

So I was wondering why it is that by and large most authors want to live in old houses. I personally would love to live in something gothic. The Addams family estate, perhaps. My last home was an almost 300 … Continue reading

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My husband has a turkey vulture on his head

Ok, just a month late but here’s our 2009 Family Halloween Picture. I’m a little peeved that you can’t see my ninja sword or my silver Iggy Pop pants… ////////////////////////////////////////

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The Cuts

Back when I started my current WIP it was a entirely different sort of beast. Very dark, very edgy, very depressing. It was sort of like a slow torturous climb towards a depressing conclusion and then a fast, unrelenting tumble … Continue reading

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