And So It Begins, aka The Scariest Time of the Year

I hope all my readers from the U.S had a belly-swelling Thanksgiving and that everyone else had a sane Thursday that didn't involve putting up with any drunk relatives, kitchen disasters or hearing Grandpa Joe's stories over and over and over again. I'm taking a break from writing about writing today to share one of … Continue reading And So It Begins, aka The Scariest Time of the Year

In Defense of the 5-Star Review

Aside from landing a huge publishing contract that includes a ginormous advance and an all-star-cast movie deal, nothing makes a writer's heart happier than to receive a five-star review. That's not to say writers would complain about a three- or four-star review - after all, we're just thrilled to have people reading our ramblings - … Continue reading In Defense of the 5-Star Review

Stupid Volcanoes – aka Happy Mount St. Helens Day

Today in the Northwest marks the anniversary of Mount St Helens blowing her top and gaining notoriety as the first volcanic explosion in the continental U.S. since, well, I don't know, a long damn time otherwise we'd all have been shrugging our shoulders saying "Eh, there goes another one." The papers today published reports about … Continue reading Stupid Volcanoes – aka Happy Mount St. Helens Day