Category Archives: Kit’s Books

Small Burst Writing: Writing when Life happens

ACK. I AM SO not a Pioneer Woman. I have a resounding respect for the women who trekked out here to NoWhere and made a home and family. Fence line, fur and feather folk, and finding time to write? When Life can’t/won’t … Continue reading

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Extra penises and disembodied horse heads: The skinny on good cover design

  SO I’M WORKING on the cover for Morgue File, and while I’m proficient in PhotoShop, I admit I’m not a pro. But I did learn the art and craft of the software under the deft tutelage of awesome author … Continue reading

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How Budweiser changed my life *and it how it can change yours too*

AND NO, I’M not advocating investing in a six-pack or even a case of America’s favorite cold beverage (been there, done that and all it does is make it worse). It goes a lot deeper than that. Go ahead and … Continue reading

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Novelists Story Bible: Who did what to whom and why

ONE OF MY writer buddies (an NYT bestseller, btw) was on deadline and forgot the color of an important supporting character’s eyes. Is this important? Maybe not to some writers, but I believe that anything that yanks your reader out … Continue reading

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A MacKinnon Christmas~and it comes with Knock You Naked Egg Nog!

I’m re-releasing A MacKinnon Christmas (my favorite book so far) with some of my very favorite family recipes, including Mama’s Knock You Naked Egg Nog! Stay tuned, and have yourself a very Merry Christmas! Chapter One Cauley’s Christmas To Do … Continue reading

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Vonnegut's 8 Tips to A Kick Ass Short Story (and a lot of whining from The Princess)

  THE PRINCESS’S FIRST back-to-school assignment–writing a short story–caused a dramatic episode worthy of a reality show.   “But didn’t you just write a short story?” she sniffled. “Yes. What’s your point?” She gave the puppy eyes and said “We … Continue reading

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