TTFN

Tonight I’ll be doing a Young Adult event for Teen Read Week at the Rockville Public Library, and then it’s off to Capclave for the weekend…so this picture seemed appropriate: This person really does live in our apartment complex. Let’s hear it for cool neighbors!    

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But First I Have To Do The Laundry

This clever pic nabbed from my friend & fellow Mermaid Robin Covington: Speaking of Mermaids, have you stopped by the website this week? There’s more free fiction up — parts one and two of “The Comfort Boy” by Carlene Love Flores is now available for your Very Free viewing pleasure. Can’t beat that price!

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One Seriously Cute Customer

Those of you on Facebook & Twitter may remember the Friday night before Baltimore Book Festival when the Cutest Customer in the World visited me at the bookstore. It was late–within an hour or so of closing–and I overheard some customers in the children’s aisle talking about the National Book Festival. I had forgotten that the big book festival…

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The Princess of Light and Dark

Ariell’s beautiful and talented friend Natalie drew this picture of me, for me, and it is so many kinds of fabulous that I wanted to share it with you…and discuss some things.   First of all, I am fabulous and gorgeous. I have huge eyes and awesome cleavage and the tiara is perfect and this dress ROCKS. So far,…

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

On Saturday, the WRW had yet another amazing meeting, this month featuring fabulous guest host Barbara Samuel. She presented us with two workshops–one before lunch, and one after our official meeting–about voice and the heroine’s journey, respectively. For the voice workshop, Barbara ran us through a series of times writing exercises — sprints, if you will — that were…

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Nebula Princess

Juggling is a precious talent. It’s so much fun to see so many things flying in the air over your head. You feel so giddy when they’re up there, so proud of yourself that you have come so far and are able to do so much. In that moment, you’re on top of the world. God have mercy on…

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Nebula Weekend Mass Booksigning

Not counting last weekend’s mass WRW signing at Turn the Page in Maryland (because I wasn’t officially on the list), next weekend will be my very first booksigning in the DC area. Hooray! It’s a giant mass booksigning that the SFWA hosts every year during the Nebula Awards Weekend, wherever that happens to be. This year it’s: Friday, May…

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In the Company of Writers — Part One

I woke up my car this morning. It’s unique to those of is seasoned conventionistas, that grumbly sound your vehicle makes when you turn the key and politely ask it to dust off the cobwebs and rub the three-day sleep out of its gears. It’s a beautiful sound, full of shiny memories and the anticipation of seeing my own…

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Shopgirls and GodDaughters

For those of you who might have missed it on Twitter or Facebook — yes, I did get a part time job working in a clothing store. I won’t mention which one (mostly since they’re not paying me to advertise on my site), so I’ll just refer to it as “Le Shoppe.” And in it, I am the Shopgirl….

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