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I thought you might like an update on the blog post/rant I did last week about a teacher who is also an erotic romance author being forced into the spotlight and taken to task by a couple of parents. Barbara Vey of Publisher’s Weekly has published a follow-up about the […]

Update on Judy Mays


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First off — my thoughts and prayers to all those affected by the storms in the American south last night. The videos I’ve seen are frightening for the power of the tornadoes and how they just whip through neighborhood after neighborhood destroying lives in their wake. Stay safe everyone.   For […]

Storms on two fronts


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It’s been a while since I allowed myself to rant on here. Bad for the image and all that. But here goes… Publishers say a cover can make a consumer pick up a book off the shelf. Well, for me, and for most Canadians, this is the part of the […]

Frugal? Or fed up?



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The other day I mentioned to Gizmo Guy that I really should be storing my backups offsite “just in case” of a fire* or other disaster. We started talking about all the things we needed to protect. Today Gizmo Guy brought home a small fireproof safe so I started gathering […]

A Different Type of Protection


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Why is it when you have one commitment, sixteen thousand others all pop their heads up and demand attention too? Okay, so I’m given to hyperbole, but life’s getting busy here. I went out yesterday afternoon and did some brainstorming with fellow Samhain author Anara Bella. Anara helped me solve […]

As busy as a one-armed paperhanger


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It’s been a long time since I allowed myself one of my trademark rants. So as summer draws to a close, I’m allowing myself one. Someone needs to tell Mother Nature that summer doesn’t officially end until Tuesday. The last couple days it’s been dipping down to single digits at […]

Getting frosty



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You know how I’d written that Dani wanted to know what happens behind the scenes once you got “the call”? Well, it’s not all fun and games. Especially lately. I’d already been feeling ticked off this morning because I got my royalty statement in and discovered that a single pirating […]

The Ugly Side to Writing


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Don’t be a Douche. People are pirating copies of Personal Protection. Grrr. Listen folks, you may think you’re saving a couple bucks, but you’re costing me money. I don’t get a big fat-ass advance for these books. Most authors don’t. Most of us have to have full-time jobs and write […]

In the words of Jack Black…


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OMG, I’d totally forgotten how the week before Private Property released, I stopped sleeping.It was my first release, I was entitled to be nervous/excited/scared sh*tless. But this was my second release. It should all be old hat to me now. Um. Nope. This time I was even more nervous or […]

I iz sleepin’. I hope.



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A lot of people have been tweeting and blogging about the swine flu – to the point where it’s now been so over-hyped people are fed up and are ignoring any and all advice. (Wash your hands frequently, sneeze into the crook of your elbow, not into your hands, if […]

Did SARS teach us nothing?


The second Friday the Thirteenth in two months is coming to a close. I can hardly believe that exactly one month ago, Curly was in Florida. Time sure has flown by. I’m not a triskaidekaphobic, in other words I don’t tend to think bad things happen on Friday the thirteenths […]

Triskaidekaphobic? Not me.


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Phew! What a day! The hot water heater is replaced and we now have hot water again! Yay! But while I was waiting for them to arrive I decided to vacuum. I ran my upright over the living room and front hallway but realized that it was only moving the […]

It’s always something