52 Stitches

52 Stitches accepted “The Exquisite Beauty of Death” and I’m pleased about that. I feel like I have spoken to at least half of the writers in there, and that’s always a good thing.  Dawn and I were discussing how the writing world seems to be shrinking a little bit, and soon it’ll be too small to sustain us and we’ll … Read More

This Is Why We Need Editors

My husband was reading a book yesterday, and suddenly burst out laughing.  “What?  What?”  I demanded to know.  He showed me a passage, and it read: “They swooped down, raped the windows, and put the children to the sword.”  I then made the best squeaky glass sound that you have ever heard, and a fun time was had by all. … Read More

The Exquisite Beauty of Death

I was down at the Las Vegas DMV this morning, which was just a thrill, I tell you.  Actually, I love to go to the DMV because you see so many different people there, and it’s fascinating.  I really like people.  But this guy comes up, sits right by me, and starts the whole, “Mmm hmm, babygirl, what do you … Read More

All Things Ray

This was the illustration for “Ray The Vampire” on Flash Fiction Online. (http://flashfictiononline.com/) Copyright 2008, R. W. Ware. The artist also replied graciously to my thank you note, and that always sits well with me. The Editor made a Wordle, and this made me laugh. (http://www.wordle.net/) I am SO going to put this on a t-shirt! It might be my … Read More

Are we drawn to the unreal?

I was having a discussion the other day on the ever popular topic of writer suicide.  An exorbitant percentage of writers commit suicide.  An exorbitant amount suffer from mental illness and the like.  Is it because this type of personality is drawn to an world that is “unreal” or is it because living in such a world can drive you … Read More

Barnwood Poetry Magazine

Barnwood Poetry Magazine accepted my poem “white blindness” last night. I’m very excited! He says that it will be up soon.  I’ll link you then. My novel is at about 13,000 words right now. The murderer has just sent Bryony a gift. The story takes place in our old Seattle stomping grounds, so it makes me a rather conflicting mix … Read More


My story “Life” came out on Abandoned Towers today. I will tell you how to get there, since there is no way on earth that you’ll ever find me without specific instructions. But get a load of the names that I’m hobnobbing with! Very sexy, rowr. http://www.cyberwizardproductions.com/AbandonedTowers Then go to General Fiction, and I’m at the very bottom. I like … Read More

Run, Star Girl!

So my novel is coming along swimmingly.  Swimmingly?  Swimmingly.  Thus far.  It’s really fun to write, a departure from my previous novels, and I find that refreshing.  It’s the story of a girl who is fated for murder, and everybody is aware of it.  It’s written in a whimsical, fairytale fashion, and I’m having a lot of fun using this … Read More

The Writer’s Eye

My poem “Monarchs” is up at The Writer’s Eye Magazine.  Once again, Dawn Allison and I are in there together!  She had mad skills with a camera, let me tell you. I’m learning. http://thewriterseye.com. Also, NaNoWriMo officially started! I have written two chapters of my current novel, which is titled “RunStarGirl: A Novel of Murder and Whimsy”.  It’s very different … Read More

Hello, I am writing to you from the past!

Ha.  It’s currently the day before Halloween (Hey guys!) and I have a lot to cover really quickly.  For one thing, “Galaxy” popped up on DOGZPLOTS today, so cruise on by, if you so desire. www.dogzplot.blogspot.com “Cold Caliber” went onto Six Sentences  yesterday.  www.sixsentences.blogspot.com I also revised “Life” as requested by the Abandoned Towers submissions editor, and they accepted it … Read More