Monthly Archives: April 2012

Building sexual tension, then busting it with a hammer . . .

I WAS TRYING to figure out what’s wrong with Morgue File, when my First Reader reminded me . . . it’s not about heads in a box. It’s about Cauley and Logan.   *insert head smack and a big Duh!* … Continue reading

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Dog TV–a cable channel devoted to turning your pooch into a couch potato…

OKAY, I ADMIT it. I have dvds of colorful, flitting birds for the cat, and I play Mozart for the dogs. We used to do this at the vet clinic to prevent anxiety, and it works . . . moderation. … Continue reading

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Anybody wants to see me naked, I'd better be in their will . . . more nekkid adventures from Morgue File

THERE’S A BIG difference in being naked and being nekkid, and it has to do with what you’re up to. I’m still debating on whether or not to send Cauley to Hippie Hollow in the buff . . . I’m … Continue reading

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Write Now: How to revise your manuscript without killing it (or yourself)

A WOMAN ONCE looked me straight in the eye and told me, “Oh, revisions? I never revise.”   It was all I could do not to snort sweet tea out my nose and say, “No wonder you’ve been writing for … Continue reading

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Bonehead, the Bone Hounds and the case of the missing mutt . . .

BONEHEAD AND HIS best-ies (who I call the Bone Hounds) were here all weekend, which was fun—there’s nothing like a house full of hormonal boys to make you glad you’re a writer. But, it also means I spent an inordinant … Continue reading

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Earth Day in your own backyard . . .

I LOVE EARTH Day. I love hanging hummingbird feeders, planting butterfly bushes and building bat houses, but you don’t need a lot of fancy pre-fangled fanfare to celebrate: Throw a few extra seeds out for our feathered friends . . … Continue reading

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Get Sauced with Southern Comfort Chicken

MY GRANDPA LOVED a hit of Southern Comfort in his Seven Up, and while I never developed a taste for the bourbony-orangey-fruity hooch sipped by New Orleans natives wherever they are, I did love his chicken.   He carved up … Continue reading

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