Monthly Archives: February 2015

Into each life a little redneck must fall . . . the care and naming of your very own Redneck

EVER NOTICE THAT redneck nicknames sound just as good on a person as a pet? There’s a reason for that. While our given names tell us a lot about our parents. Our nicknames tell the story of our selves. And … Continue reading

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The Hate Shakes: I love you but I kinda wanna kill you . . .

SO LAST NIGHT I wrote another awesome book scene in my head, but because it was 3 a.m., of course I promptly forgot the best part of it, and once again, it was because of the Hate Shakes. What are … Continue reading

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Sex Ed in Texas: Sanctioned foreplay is a man yelling, “Brace yourself, Bridget!”

IN TWO WEEKS, the Texas Legislature will be convening to discuss important civic issues. Like Prayer in School and whether or not students should say the Pledge of Allegiance. Not a fair way to FUND public schools, or that evolution … Continue reading

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Fight, Flight or Hunker Down. Preparing for the storm . . .

I WROTE A short story a couple years ago called Fight or Flight, about a young woman on the brink of decision–whether to bunker in for battle, or bolt for cover. In the story, she chose neither. She reached the … Continue reading

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The Best Revenge: Why you don’t mess with a Mystery Writer. Or her friends . . .

THE GODFATHER’S DON Corleone may have said “Revenge is a dish that tastes best when it is cold,” but that’s because he didn’t know any good mystery writers or their incorrigible friends. I like my revenge to be more creative … Continue reading

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Who Are You & Why Are You Interesting? Marketing Plan for Writers (you’re welcome)

BLESS HER HEART, my friend and Darlin’ Girl Holly Hart Shirley is writing a book. And while she has my very deepest sympathies, I’ve also got her back. One thing *they* don’t tell you when you’re attempting to get pubished … Continue reading

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Better. and working on it . . .

I didn’t mean to come home with a dog. Then again, I didn’t mean to get married, but that’s the way I lived my life. Not so much the path of least resistance, more the road of good intentions. Daddy … Continue reading

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