Monthly Archives: February 2014

THE MARCH WINDS roared in from a thousand miles away, carrying in desert dust, hot, wet wind and more Californians…

  They were also rattling the canvas top of my old Jeep CJ-7 so loud that Marlowe kept looking at me from the shotgun seat like he wanted me to make it stop. I headed east on State Highway 71, … Continue reading

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Facebook Friends and when to dump them: a box of dead hamster to packaged pubic hair?

DESPITE THE RECENT hoohaw proclaiming Facebook is dead and youngsters have moved on, I’ll go on the record and just say it: I love Facebook. Except that I spend entirely too much time on it. Here’s the thing. Writing can … Continue reading

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The Book That Wouldn’t Die: Morgue File, back online…

My great aunt Kat says there are three kinds of men in this world—The ones you play with, the ones you stay with, and the ones who just need killin’. But then there are a few men—like Austin Police Detective … Continue reading

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Glamping vs. Camping: The difference is a busted chin

SPOILER ALERT: Two-man pup tents do not come with two men. Or pups. ~~~ But Chap bought this fancy tech-y tent that I’ve named “The Tajama-Tent” because it’s wired, has real lights, a real bed, a heater and almost everything … Continue reading

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From polished to published: Avoid dumbass mistakes

I RECENTLY had an interesting Facebook conversation with a new friend, who bemoaned good stories she’d read with a shit-ton of mistakes. And yes, I’ve made some epic dumbass mistakes myself, and fixing them is a royal pain–in my second … Continue reading

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In honor of the check the bank won’t cash, today’s free reads!

As a thank you to all of you who stuck by me through my year of agonizing depression, I’ve made Confessions of a Wicked Stepmother and Cupid’s Hit List free today! Depression sucks. And it lies. If you’ve ever had … Continue reading

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Bad Cat Mommies: We’ve been denying our cats’ right to read

I KNEW SOMETHING was up. Every time I pull out a book (which is often), every cat who’s ever lived with me starts demanding attention and attempts to sit on, lay on and/or rub against every turn of the page. … Continue reading

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