Thursday, April 29, 2010


It's time for the annual OWFI conference. Always a lot of fun with writers, agents, editors and friends. Also time to see all my writer buddies, and this year, listen to Dana Stabelow talk about mystery writing. Also, a couple of Texas friends coming. We will eat, sleep and talk writing and anything else that occurs to us. And, maybe even learn things too.

Autograph party, me with posters of two of my book covers. We'll have a good time. Tell you all the gossip when I get back.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

When it Rains

Life is crazy right now. Have two non fiction projects to finish and my daughter is having daily seizures, so we are seeing new doctors right and left. She's getting injured way too many times. She hates going to so many docs and specialists and getting stitched up for split lip or head. She actually managed to crush a small bone in her wrist. Not good. Dr. hasn't seen that break before and he's a hand/wrist specialist.

The winner from the contest post is Margaret West. Marget, email me at this address and I'll send you the electronic copy of "Privy to Murder." Have fun with it.

Other news, all my books are still available on Amazon and Fictionwise. Come on down. This is a short, on deadline post, will talk more later.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Why is it that two small nonfiction projects (as compared to an 80,000 to 100,000 word novel, will pay more up front and with royalties than writing the fiction I love. It's the pits. Okay, I know there are people who would love to have that problem, just saying, I love fiction, that's what is fun to write, not the medical technical, infection control stuff. Whining this morning.

Weather gorgeous. Going outside to drink coffee and enjoy the sunshine, hopes that cheers me up. Daughter have more seizure issues. Have to find a neurologist who actually wants to do something to help not just throw up their hands and tell her to go to a psychiatrist for help. Continuous blunt trauma not helpful.

Conference in a couple of weeks, totally looking forward to that, writers, agents, gossip and friends. Signed up for Chisholm Trail Book Festival, should be fun and maybe sell books too. Will give a workshop and reading. Come to Duncan September. More details later.