Saturday, November 26, 2016

Holiday savings! Get any of my ebooks for only 99 cents through the end of the year.

Happy birthday month to ALL my Sagittarian brothers & sisters, including my birth mom, Fay, who turned 82 on November 23rd.

Keep your aim high and your sight focused on the important things this coming year, Archers! <3

Want to read more about your sign and your creative tendencies? Grab my book, SUN SIGNS FOR WRITERS, for you or someone else over the holidays.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

This is what the storm's all about

I adore how Haruki Murakami writes. This is a long quote, but reading it is well worth it:

“Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn’t something that blew in from far away, something that has nothing to do with you. This storm is you. Something inside of you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn’t get in, and walk through it, step by step. There’s no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up into the sky like pulverized bones. That’s the kind of sandstorm you need to imagine.

And you really will have to make it through that violent, metaphysical, symbolic storm. No matter how metaphysical or symbolic it might be, make no mistake about it: it will cut through flesh like a thousand razor blades. People will bleed there, and you will bleed too. Hot, red blood. You’ll catch that blood in your hands, your own blood and the blood of others.

And once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”

– Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

Imaginary party guests

If I could have a big, blowout party and was able to invite anybody at all (and they'd accept), here is my list of must-have attendees (so far):

Snoop Dogg
Joe Biden
The Obamas
Bernie Sanders
Amy Schumer
Adrianne Curry
Russell Brand
Jay Mewes
Kevin Smith
Trae Crowder (The Liberal Redneck)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
A resurrected Heath Ledger
A resurrected Jim Morrison
A resurrected Carl Sagan
Stephen Hawking
Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Bill Nye
Chelsea Handler
Jon Ronson
Stephen King
Neil Gaiman
Amanda Palmer
Anne Rice
A resurrected Christopher Lee
A resurrected Peter Cushing
A resurrected Vincent Price
Evan Peters
A resurrected Michael Crichton
Christopher Moore
Johnny Depp
John Cusack
Marilyn Manson
A resurrected Phil Burns
Haruki Murakami
Annie Lennox
Gloria Steinem
Ronnie James Dio
A resurrected Einstein
A resurrected Baruch Spinoza
The Dalai Lama

The MC would be Richard Cheese...because why not?


Now...could you IMAGINE the conversations at that party?!
Who else would be a good addition? Comment below.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

A Sister in Crime for 2017

For 2017, I'm joining Sisters in Crime (SINC), both the national org and the Colorado chapter. In case you're not aware of who or what Sisters in Crime is, here's their mission statement:

"Our mission is to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers."

I'm pretty excited about this. Little-known fact: I've written a couple mystery stories and had both of them published. I also entered the 1993 Family Circle short story contest and placed in the top 50 of 500 entries on my first try with a short story titled "Death x 2."

So yeah...in 2017 any fiction I write will focus on crime and/or mystery writing. It only makes sense given my obsessive interest in forensics, crime, mysteries (of all kinds), psychology, investigation, research, analysis, and the like.

Interested in joining, too? Visit their site: http://www.sistersincrime.org