Nominate Me! 2011

I published a few short stories this year. Not many, but a few. Really good ones, too. But as promised, I am only touting one story that I would like to have nominated for awards in 2012. This is The Best Story I Have Ever Written. It has a special place in my heart, and I hope that one…

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Marlene Contest Now Open to Entries!

As you know, I’m a member of the infamous WRW (Washington Romance Writers) group. (Yes, that’s the one of which Nora Roberts is also a member.) Every year, we hold a writing contest called the Marlenes. And it’s time for the 2012 Marlene contest! ******************************* Polish your manuscript and submit it for a chance to win!  The 3 finalists…

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Happy Solstice!

Next to Halloween and Guy Fawkes Day (and Dragon*Con), this is my favorite night of the year. Because after tonight, THE DAYS START GETTING LONGER. I’ve written up a little essay about it over at the Waterworld Mermaids, click here to go check it out. Comments over there are encouraged.  (I’m shutting these off.) Light a candle for me…

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SMASH IT WITH A BOOK

Those chosen few who read Beauty & Dynamite know that back in 2005 I had a cancer scare because of a tiny mass they found during a chest x-ray. We named the “tumor” and made jokes and I was so scared to death by how everyone around me was acting that I pushed up the surgery date just to…

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“Hero Worship” live at ENCHANTED CONVERSATIONS

When I first saw the call for submissions for their “Little Red Riding Hood” themed issue, I knew I had to contribute. But I didn’t know how. Hasn’t Riding Hood been done to death? How was I going to retell that? Most of all, how was I going to retell it and not have some sort of less-than-subtlesexual undertones…

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Bright Spot

A Google Alert sent me over to the Dana Does Read Blog today and…yes, contrary to my usual “I don’t read reviews” strategy, I read this one. It totally made my day (which has been a serious case of the Mondays, let me tell you). This is my favorite part of the review: “I found myself smiling through the…

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Happy Holidays 2011!

This year’s CD artwork was inspired (as so many things are) by two of Janet Lee’s holiday ornaments. They are both available in this year’s 2011 limited edition set at Art & Invention Gallery, as well as on Janet’s own Etsy site (for those of us who don’t live convenient to East Nashville). 1. The Most Wonderful Day Of…

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