Monthly Archives: May 2012

Character Birthing–A Look Back

Is it okay to reblog one of your favorite old blog posts? Something you know no one has read before? I’m going to give it a shot today because my neck is bothering me and I need a typing break. … Continue reading

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I’ll Panic Later

I’m not one to lose it in the moment. The more serious the problem the more composed I seem. I’ll navigate through the hurricane…and collapse a week later. The worst thing I’ve ever heard someone at the wheel say to … Continue reading

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How to Eat Tostitos with a Hint of Lime Properly

There are certain foods that are forever linked with my best friend’s beach house: oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter kiss cookies, pasta, and Tostitos with a Hint of Lime. So many summers were spent snacking on those delicious foods. … Continue reading

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Agatha’s Heirs: Smart Women Writing Smart Fiction–MWA Symposium Panel

The last MWA Symposium panel I’d like to talk about was Agatha’s Heirs, Smart Women, Smart Fiction. The panel was moderated by S.J. Rozan. Panelists included Sandra Brown, Meg Gardiner, and Dandi Daly Mackall, and Sara Henry. Introductions Sandra Brown … Continue reading

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Voting for the Amazon Finalists Is Open

I want to thank every one of my amazing blog followers for supporting me throughout the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest. It was a terrific experience and I’m delighted to have been a semifinalist. That being said, the contest is … Continue reading

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Blog Awards Time

I’ve gotten some amazing blog awards that I’ve been hording for an awards post. It’s really wonderful to have fellow bloggers recognize my writing. But I’m going to tweak all the rules for these awards so this post isn’t insanely … Continue reading

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Return of the Ingrown Toenail

Those are not my feet. Mine are way less hairy. And way more prone to ingrown toenails. I had a nice 5 months without any problems. My ingrown toenail was growing out. Then clumsy me smashed my big toe against … Continue reading

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Making Characters Memorable–MWA Symposium Panel

Another amazing panel at the MWA Symposium during Edgars Week was moderated by Reed Farrel Coleman and discussed what makes characters memorable. The panelists included: Megan Abbott, Diana Gabaldon, Sara J. Henry, Kelly Ragland, and David Hale Smith. Diana Gabaldon … Continue reading

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