• January 22 Newsletter text

      Hi Everyone. I sent my newsletter out and for some reason known only to the computer gremlins, it only sent to a very few people. I am copying and pasting in the main text of it here, and hopefully…

  • If You’re a Writer, You Need to Hear This

    I once had an editor tell me a book hardly needed anything—all light revisions—and then when I went to implement something in the first chapter, that single pulled thread led me to throwing out about 60,000 words of a 90,000…

  • I’m a Fucking Good Writer

    I rarely reread what I’ve written. After going through all the drafts and the revisions and publishing process, I will hate the book and I won’t want to see it again for awhile. Eventually I do reread, and this week…

  • Writing The Elf Job

    So you may have noticed The Elf Job is now out. I can’t tell you how glad I am to have it off my plate. It was a really difficult book to write for several reasons. The first is that…

  • Ice, House, and Trailer

    Not a particularly original title, is it? Ice, House, and Trailer. You’d think, as a writer, I could come up with something a little more original. Unfortunately, I’ve got nothing. Of course, titles for anything have never been my forte.…

  • Figuring It Out

    As you all know, I have been grieving my dog. It’s been hard, and I’ve not felt inclined to do much. Creatively, I’ve been drained. I’m working on figuring it out. In the meantime, we were in the process of…

  • Let Me Tell You a Little About The Pixie Job

    When I started writing the Job books (and yes, The Elf Job will hopefully be ready by Sunday), I wanted to do some fun, rompy, snarky, magical books with romance. I wanted to have fun writing. I wanted to giggle…

  • Mid-October

    I’m typing away on The Elf Job. It’s the second Mission: Magic book. It’s going to be really fun (I’m nearly done), but I’m converting it from 1st person to 3rd person and that makes for a bit of a…

  • Back! From Outer Space!

    Yes, I’ve not been here for a long time. Why is that? Well, Covid for one. It’s been tough with the family and helping out my elderly parents. We helped them sell their house and move. Well, basically we had…

  • DCM 5

    It appears Josh (Taylor’s ex-fiance and kidnap victim from Book 1) has returned. His first meeting with Taylor (and Dalton) doesn’t go so well. There appears to be some friction. Wonder why that is. Hmmm. *grin* This scene is a…