I Like Flowers

I’ve had a tough couple of weeks. When I found an abandoned bouquet in the trash beside the recycling, I totally empathized. So I rescued out a few blooms and made myself a posey that I fully plan to appreciate for the next three hour of work. It truly is the little things that make life worth living. I’m…

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Hannah, Backward & Forward

For me, 2008 was The Year of Getting Better. (Like Tomo would say: Bad Breakup was bad.) I took the first six months off to wallow in self-pity and nurse my wounded pride. By Mo*Con, I was ready to come back into the world and my friends welcomed me with open arms. I spent the rest of the year…

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Hannah, Backward & Forward

For me, 2008 was The Year of Getting Better. (Like Tomo would say: Bad Breakup was bad.) I took the first six months off to wallow in self-pity and nurse my wounded pride. By Mo*Con, I was ready to come back into the world and my friends welcomed me with open arms. I spent the rest of the year…

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Notes from the Weeds

I had an amazing time at my first Necon. And as "amazing" is not nearly enough to describe it, look for a retrospective post coming soon. If you’re impatient, all my Necon pics are live. If you start with the first one and page through, it makes for a pretty nifty travelogue. The Breakfast Club: Bob, Kelli, Mary, Joe,…

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Viva La Digital!

My plane leaves for PA and Necon in 6 hours, and I’m STILL uploading pictures from Chicago. I took over 500 pictures — if I ever need a reference for a building when I’m drawing, I’m totally covered! There are some really magical ones sprinkled throughout, though…like this one: Check out the rest of my unabashed love for Chicago…

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Sk8er Girl: In a Post MJ World

Kitti announced a last-minute impromptu skate nite last night, and since I desperately needed another activity that wasn’t running I jumped all over it. It seems horrid to say, but Michael Jackson’s death improved the quality of the music at the rink. I knew maybe 30% of the songs this time, instead of the usual 10%. Shame, though, that…

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Kitten Attack!

The Kitten Shower was a lot of fun. Thanks to everyone who gave me great ideas!  We had tea & homemade scones and lots of kitty luv. Tracy snapped a few pics. Including this one! Soak it up now, because you won’t see many photos like this… Princess Lee, Cisco, and proud Mama Kathy Cisco on the prowl

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My Very First Fiction Podcast!

There’s a new Apex Magazine out, featuring a new Beauty & Dynamite essay ("Here Lies an Era"), and me reading my flash fiction horror short "Foiled." (run time: 3:08) It’s my first time, but I hope to do a lot more readings in the future. Let me know what you think!

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5 (K), 4 (th of July), 3 (Doors Down), 2, 1…

I barely slept the night before my first 5K…you know how it is. I was up at 3am and 4am, worried that I’d sleep through my 5am alarm — especially since I was in the middle of a writing retreat at Sherrilyn Kenyon’s cabin (which was closer to the race than my house). For all that I had prepared…

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