It’s been one of those days and it’s not yet 2 p.m. I’m working on two deadlines, one tomorrow, one for the end of the month, for two different books for two different publishers. So I’ve been repeating my “I’m on a deadline, do not disturb me on pain of […]

Shaking my fist at Mondays or we should have got ...

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Twenty-one used to be a bigger event but now you can drive at sixteen, vote at eighteen, and drink at nineteen (in these parts) so twenty-one has gotten shoved down the ranks of “important” birthdays. But thing will always be true. No matter which birthday it is, March 4th will […]

Happy 21st Birthday, Curly

Do you ever find that when you decide to start cleaning house (I’m talking decluttering, not just dusting and vacuuming) that partway through you’ve made more of a mess of the place than it was when you started? That’s my house right now. Guitar Hero decided to move out of […]

Office upheaval

2010 has been a year of ups and downs. I could vent about all the downs that happened this year that included the death of my father and my mother’s stroke, but I think it’s too easy to get lost in negatives. I prefer to remember the positives. Like… On […]

Thinking Positive about 2010

Wow, it’s Friday already. I had an idea for a post today but for the life of me I can’t remember what it was, so here are just some random thoughts of what’s been going on this week. * Texas Tangle received a lovely review yesterday from Stella over at […]

On Texas Tangle, Curly and Christmas

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

I’ve pulled up the “new post” page a couple times since Gizmo Guy’s post, but what a hard act that post was to follow. GG’s a little embarrassed by all the attention he drew — oh, don’t worry, he did say originally send it to me as a post, but […]

Sunday Round-Up

Phew! Did I wear you out with all those guest bloggers? Now we’re getting back to the regular schedule of guest blogging on Wednesdays only and you’ll be stuck with me on the other days. So what’s been happening at the Braemel household?  Well, Guitar Hero got a full-time job […]

More reviews of Texas Tangle

Phew! My turn again. What’s gone on this week with the Braemel’s while I’ve been hosting all my guests? Well, as I told you last weekend, my eldest son Guitar Hero got a job, so he started that on Monday. The first day he came home and fell asleep by […]

Take Two

Things are heating up around here — both with all the promo I’ve arranged for June, and weather-wise.  We’re breaking all sorts of heat records around here.  It’s still only May and we’ve already had several days up in the 30s, and today it’s supposed to reach 30 with a […]

May? More like July

Happy Mother’s Day to all those moms out there. What am I doing today? Well, Guitar Hero is still asleep and hasn’t put in an appearance yet (yes, I know it’s almost noon, but there you go.) Curly’s not even in the same country until tonight — he’s on a […]

Happy Mother’s Day

Yesterday I gave you a sneak peek into one of the images I’m using in the book trailers I’m making (or actually Curly will be making for me since he has more time and talent than I do when it comes to Photoshop and Final Cut). Here’s another sneak peek […]

Best Friends Forever