Book Covers!

Yes, it’s that time. We’ve reached the exciting milestone with EVERYTHING YOU WANT ME TO BE of finalizing the cover art, but before I unveil the cover I’d like to take a moment—or a blog entry or two—to look at the concept of covers. What do they do? What do they add or take away . . . 

Cat Editors

Not every writer can be famous, but their cats can! My newest cat, Dusty, has joined the ranks of Midge Raymond’s cat editors in her latest blog series. Check out this gorgeous man cat who has become all things in our house: foot warmer, lap warmer, chest (and sometimes head) warmer, abandoned milk drinker, Emma . . . 

Happy Halloween!

I love that even some captive Komodos get to enjoy this holiday. Check out the Albuquerque Zoo’s female Komodo digging her jack-o-lantern or the blood-laced pumpkins given to the Komodos at the San Diego zoo. And in the spirit of all things dark and disturbing, I can officially announce the title to my murder mystery. EVERYTHING . . . 

Writing for Cecil

A few weeks ago a building near my office was overrun by police cars and media vans. I didn’t know what was going on until someone told me, complete with a meaningful look in one of the spare cubicles, “That’s where the dentist’s office is.” I didn’t need to be told which dentist, because in . . . 

Thighs Can’t Be Uncertain

Ah, summertime. The endless daylight, the mojito menus, the garden salads picked straight from the garden, and—as frosting on the star-spangled cake this year—I received my editorial letter from the wonderful Emily Bestler and have been revising for the last two months. Okay, I know not everyone gets as excited as I do about revision . . .