Just Another New Year’s Cliche

In less than one month, I will officially be the author of a published novel. <Obligatory promo: MISTRESS OF FORTUNE out on February 3! Pre-order your copy now> One of the first rules of writing I learned was “avoid cliches.”… Continue Reading

Orlin Neville Horn

UPDATE: This is a post I wrote back in September 2007. I’ve updated it to reflect the current year, 2012. Orlin Neville Horn. How’s that for a name? Today is my grandpa’s 90th birthday.¬† I’ll be heading up to Oregon… Continue Reading

Thinking Positivity

Lenny Kravitz’s Mama Said album is one of my favorites of all time. I played the hell out of that sucker when it came out and for years afterward. It’s been awhile since I broke it out so maybe today… Continue Reading

All Time Favorite Book

Naming one all-time ¬†favorite book is like choosing your favorite song–nearly impossible. Even as I was thinking about this post I thought well, really, it’s a toss up between two. Then I stopped myself and said NO. You get one… Continue Reading

Where I Work

On Tuesday we celebrate the one year anniversary of living in our house. To celebrate, I thought I'd post pictures of my office space. John Hornor Jacobs started this "trend" of writers showing their office a couple of months ago.… Continue Reading

Love Conquers, er, Embarassment?

I know I've said this before, but there are very few people in the world I love more than my grandfather. He's 88, and he's old. I ought to know: he never stops reminding me, and everyone else, of it.… Continue Reading

Quieting the Frenzied Mind

I just realized I haven't posted once in the month of August. This is my half-assed attempt to remedy that. Lately, I've had a lot of trouble shutting my brain up. It's always a problem, but for the last few… Continue Reading

Falling Feels Like Flying

The one thing I've been told over and over again since having my ACL surgery is "You can't fall." Doing so would mean the delightful new ACL they installed might fail, and as my surgeon told me, "I've never had… Continue Reading