Just popping my head in to say hey!  It’s been a hellabusy week on so many fronts. On the “Real Life” front: On Tuesday, the Jeep Gizmo Guy bought 29 days before (used, not brand new) was making a funny noise so he took it into the garage for them […]

Busy Busy Busy

A couple of housekeeping notes before I get into the rest of the day’s posts:  I’m participating in Spook-a-palooza contest with other Samhain authors. Go on over to for all the details–you can win a Kindle along with other prizes. The Raven Scavenger Hunt is also still on. If […]

They want me to sign away what?

Yesterday my youngest son surprised the heck out of me by cleaning up the room where the boys have their television and game consoles. He did it without being asked. If that wasn’t enough, he cleaned up his room, packing up his old school uniforms now that he doesn’t need […]

Ravens and Ornaments and Pitches, oh my!

I’m over at The Romance Studio’s release party event today. It started at 10 and goes until 7 pm EST today, with lots of prizes. Well, why don’t I just let The Romance Studio tell you: We’re partying with the following authors to celebrate the release of their latest works […]

Party time – Texas style!

Sorry about this folks, but there’s been a bit of a glitch (entirely my fault) — I completely fumbled the ball on today’s guest blogger’s post.  But I won’t leave you completely in the lurch — I’m over at Inez Kelley’s today being my usual smart a$$ self talking what […]

Texas Two-Step blogging

As you know, some of my guest bloggers hold contests where they give away copies of their books or other swag. As do I. But I’m wondering — just how long should I be leaving the contest open for people to comment before I draw a winner? I’ve experimented a […]

Question for all you contest lovers

You may have noticed I’ve been MIA on the blog a lot this past week. I’ve been head-down frantically working on revising my WIP because I knew I had edits coming down the pipeline for Texas Tangle.  Well, the edits have arrived and I’m now on deadline.  So expect me […]

Where the heck is Leah?

Gizmo Guy often sends me jokes to distract me. I decided to share this one with you. (And after you’ve finished, don’t forget to visit Tera’s blog, the Samhellion (click on the graphic to get to the rules), and to Rock the Raven Christmas Tree for your chances to win […]

Tis the season

Remember that post from the other day about being busier than a one-armed paperhanger? Life hasn’t let up.  I went to yesterday’s Toronto Romance Writers’ monthly meeting with Alexia Reid and Kendal Ashby who also writes as Kendal Corbitt. (That made three people with seven names all crammed into one […]

Contest season starts!

Aww, I was just over on the WriteMinded blog where Maya Banks is having her eBook Extravaganza. Draw #15 was for commenters to list the five Samhain books they’d love to win (new or old) and I found my name on several people’s lists. You wouldn’t believe how that makes […]

eBook Extravaganza is still going on

Back on Wednesday, I mentioned that I have a milestone birthday coming up and was thinking of running some contests. I’ve been playing around with some ideas along those lines and on Friday night I put out a call on some of my groups asking for authors to help me […]

Contests Galore