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

I Build Stories

Picture of a puppy studying. I know. Awesome.

I was thinking about something as I completed my two-mile run to nowhere on the treadmill this morning: I build stories. I’m very proud of the stories I build. But one thing is absolutely certain: though they are¬†ultimately my own,… 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

The Politics of Silence

A few minutes ago I read this post about Meghan McCain’s boobs and it got me thinking. Warning–this post is kind of tangental to the post about Meghan and not directly relevant to the original. About a year ago I… Continue Reading