Chasing After Joy

Mornings are a terror. Getting the kiddos dressed, finding lost shoes, doing a five-year-old’s hair, getting Oldest onto the bus, and dropping the girls off at school usually wears me out. I was on my way home to do some work when I saw this gorgeous rainbow. It was bright. Really bright. It was probably the most defined, colorful rainbow … Read More

Free Spooky Reading Tonight!

    I’m so excited, you guys! Just a quick reminder that I’ll be reading from Nameless: The Darkness Comes down at the Clark County Library in three hours. The address is 1401 E. Flamingo, and we’ll be in the Jewel Box Theater. The readings and paintings will go from 2-4 pm. There will be time for questions and a signing after. … Read More

The Obligatory Scorpion Montage

This doesn’t include the scorpion in the bathtub, the one running across my hand in the bed, or the one in the lint trap of the dryer. Some were so frightening that I couldn’t even think of grabbing a picture.

Welcome to Miss Murder's Family Farm

My house is where unwanted animals magically appear. And I love it, I truly do. I stayed up until 2:00 last night trying to get some words done. And I wrote 4,300 of them, which delights me. What did not delight me as much was waking up three hours later because of the chickens. Yes, we have chickens again. A dear … Read More

Welcome to May in Las Vegas

It’s insane to live here. Insane. Remember the year I fried and egg on the back patio? It’s good weather to hide inside and write.

A Veterans Day Bus Ride

My son Niko, who has Williams Syndrome, has a few fixations, Washers and dryers, for example. Listening to the same song over and over. Hotels and buses. About six months ago, we promised we’d go on a public bus in November. He’s been looking forward to it for months, and has asked about it several times every day. (Anybody familiar … Read More

The Las Vegas Book Valley Festival Is This Weekend!

Please come, if you can. I’ll be on a panel with my partner-in-crime Mason Bundschuh. There will be books to buy, panels to participate in, and each year they have free hotdogs. I am ALL ABOUT the free hotdogs! BJ Novak will be there, along with one of my very favorite writers, Aimee Bender. I have this fantasy where I … Read More

Come Meet the Illiterati Tomorrow!

We’ll be speaking at the Las Vegas Writer’s Group tomorrow at 7:00 PM. The address is 5589 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, and there’s a five dollar charge to get in.  You can see all of the information here. Then you get to eat dinner, if you want! Have drinks! Listen to us! We’ll be discussing critique groups and … Read More