Tag Archives: Writing

Yes, Virginia. There’s a scorpion in my Manger Scene. And it is AWESOME

  SO I’M FINALLY taking a break from writing (bestselling MacKinnon Christmas is on sale for .99 and proceeds go to Christmas Wish!) and trying to get my act together (never a pretty thing), decking the halls and all that … Continue reading

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Oh how I hate change . . . and Marlowe Kitty’s not happy about it either

OKAY, SO I’M still cleaning cookie dough off the ceiling and kitty slobber out of the sink. And here I thought being a writer was glamorous… But one trick I’ve learned is that some of my best ideas come when … Continue reading

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Sexy Mrs. Claus suits are flammable & other worthwhile lessons for the Holidays

WITH EACH CHRISTMAS, I seem to learn something new. Last year, it was to just go ahead and pin the receipt to my sister-in-law’s gift, because she’s going to ask for it, even if it’s something straight off her list. … Continue reading

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Go ahead. Pet my belly. I dare you . . .

I WANTED TO take a moment and thank everyone for prayers for my sister. She’s got some serious health issues, and I don’t know how long she’ll be in the hospital. So, I’m doing my duty–as a good sister–to keep … Continue reading

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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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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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Revise like a cat *sniff* I wouldn’t touch this rubbish…

FOR ME, THE this second incarnation of a manuscript is always the hardest. It’s like, I just don’t know what to do with this mess yet. I’m still a blind woman in the dark feeling for an elephant—have I got ahold … Continue reading

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