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 afraid I will oversleep. The fish are alive. Yay! I’ll try to write a more […]

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. Several years ago, Brandon bucked off a saddle bronc and hung up to her. That […]

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 he seemed determined to enter the world months before he was ready. I spent a […]

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 read much so she was kind of dismayed when a friend gave her a Stephenie […]

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 use your powers to care for others. Even the smallest person can change the course […]

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 jars scene to Jack Whyte’s Breathing Life Into Minor Characters. Since Mr. Whyte is extremely […]

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 door to go to work again, I will clean up the links later.) This […]

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 world, or at least an agent. One thing that is always on a new writer’s […]