Month: April 2013

When @Literarygrrrl Met @KDSarge Over Iced Coffee

Because sometimes we have to toss the to-do list aside and follow a whim. Inspired by this conversation (read from the bottom up) Warnings: I do not actually know if @Literarygrrrl has mad Frisbee skillz. Also I rarely wear a

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Summer Is Coming

Summer Is Coming

Summer must be near. The temperature is rising, the kids at school are getting restless, and my To-Be-Read pile is growing. The first two signs are fairly obvious, but it’s taken me a while to catch on to the third.

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A Marvelous, Life-Changing Thing

Okay, maybe not life-changing. But just…well, watch. You need to see this. See? Told you so.

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Some Straight Talk about Gay Kids

Look, gang. I like when people find my blog because they’re looking for my books. That’s lovely. Seeking rants on the awesome of Tom Hiddleston? I’m glad to see those hits too. Checking out Blake Snyder’s Beat Sheet? More power

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The Fire in Fiction: Book Review

Donald Maass is a master. I think a lot of people have long since agreed on that. He’s seen a lot of great and not-so-great books go by, and he’s learned to see the differences. I’ve been meaning to get

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I Need a Bigger Rock

And then you all could hide under it with me. You would, right? We’d have s’mores. It’d be fun. …anyway. I’m stressed at work and keep falling behind on my homework and this story is not wanting to go. So

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At the End of My Rope, Tying a Knot

At the End of My Rope, Tying a Knot

…and hanging on by my teeth. I like to be busy. If you’ve been around at all, you know that! School, writing, work, kid, reading, learning…I want to do it all, and I want to do it now. Sometimes, though,

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