Month: October 2008

Everything you wanted to know about Rachel Vater, but were afraid to ask.

Well, probably not everything, but it sounded fun. I met Rachel in the bar. Let me tell you, the bar is the place to be after hours. She was on one side of the circle of chairs, sofas and tables

Everything you wanted to know about Janet Reid, but were afraid to ask.

I ought to contact National Enquirer or something and see if I can sell this story. I think it would be a shock to learn Janet Reid is really very sweet. However, since you are all my friends, here goes.

Good News and Bad News

I’m back from Surrey. I just got home about 10:30 a.m., which means 30 hours with no sleep and I have to go to work at 2:30 to work until 2:30 a.m. I would go take a nap, but I’m

Mom and Bomb

I’m a firm believer in learning from people who know how to do it right. Perhaps that’s one reason I put more weight in learning from people like Barbara Rogan and some of the people who will be at Surrey.

Happy Birthday, Will

Yes, I know I said I wasn’t going to post any more, but I have a good reason. Twenty-two years ago, Will James Weathers was born. It wasn’t easy getting him here. I tend to have premature babies anyway and

Story Telling

This will probably be, as you may have guessed, my last post before I leave for Surrey. Friday I went to get my hair cut and I was talking to Miss Terra, my hairdresser, about books. She admitted she doesn’t

Crunch Time

It’s crunch time. So what am I doing? Being seduced by John Simpson’s darned fantasy character quiz. Sigh. I have no will power. I’m Galadriel Possessing a rare combination of wisdom and humility, while serenely dominating your environment you selflessly

Happy Snoopy Dance

Surrey is getting closer, so close I can almost smell Canada. You may remember I mentioned the Master Classes. These are classes for advanced writers typically and are held the day before the conference starts officially. I submitted my enchanted

Books For Soldiers

You may have noticed a new feature to the right. This is what it pertains to. Regardless of your political persuasion, this is a great cause and one that needs help from all of us. (As I am heading out

The Old Hooker, The Pickled Egg, The Slim Jim And Agents

As promised, the story of the old hooker, the pickled egg and the Slim Jim; the art of negotiating. Today was the last day of Barbara Rogan’s writing workshop. She has exhorted us all to go forth and conquer the