Monthly Archives: October 2014

No cats were injured–The photographer is another story

WRITING’S BEEN DIFFICULT lately, but honestly, when isn’t it difficult? And the best way to deal with a difficult manuscript is to procrastinate. And one of my favorite ways to procrastinate is to find new and interesting ways to annoy … Continue reading

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Harold, the-heavy-set guard: Sometimes I miss that fat bastard

IT’S A BIT rough, I know, and I’m still working on it, but I love Cauley’s scenes with her boss, Mike Tanner, the long-suffering editor of the Austin Sentinel . . . Chapter Five I hung back for a moment … Continue reading

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Morgue File: Heading to a nude beach?

WHEN LAST WE  left Cauley MacKinnon, she was lunching with Detective Jim Cantu and tracking down leads on a trio of dis-embodied heads that had turned up in a Fed Ex shipment . . .   “So,” Cantu said, picking … Continue reading

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Getting my eyebrows burned off & washing the mutts. And still got some writing done

IN BETWEEN FISHING (Chap’s been home) and bathing the mutts, I managed to get some writing done *more about the fishing disaster later–let me just say there were singed eye-brows involved*. One of the things that fishing does is it … Continue reading

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Morgue File: The toad returns . . . cut or keep?

SO, I’M WORKING on revisions, and I’m at the point where I’m cutting (but also adding a scene at Mama’s house for dinner, which is always fun). The following scene is the beginning of foreshadowing the return of Dr. Dick, … Continue reading

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A Falcon for Christmas: A must have from Neiman Marcus

I ADMIT IT. I love getting the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book every year, just as I loved getting the Toys R Us Catalog when I was a little girl. Neiman Marcus, in its own words, calls the Christmas Book, “a … Continue reading

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You can dress ’em up and take ’em out, but when you get him home, he’s still just a man

“$50,000? Are you kidding me?” I was doing a cake-tasting and making wedding plans with a Darlin’ Girl–any girl under the age of 30 is a Darlin’ Girl–and she told me she can’t keep her wedding under budget, and her … Continue reading

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