NEW RELEASE ALERT: Besphinxed (Nocturne Falls Universe)

Happy book birthday to Besphinxed, the third installment in my Nocturne Falls Universe mini-series! e-book and paperback: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iTunes Heather Hayden has everything a young witch could desire: beauty, money, popularity, and exceptionally strong magical powers. Too bad she’s also got a dysfunctional family that couldn’t care less about her and a Head Witch…

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Alethea and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Magical Day

This is the thing I’ve been putting off…the thing that I must write before my brain can move on to the rest of my incredibly aggressive to-do list. I haven’t wanted to…heck, I haven’t wanted to do much of anything. We’ve all been stumbling around the house, grief-sick and exhausted, like there are weights on every limb of our…

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Princess Alethea and the Power of Words

As promised, here is the small speech I gave at the World Book Night Givers Reception last night at Gum Springs Library. xox ********************** “Words have power.” This phrase was said by Mama Woodcutter to her youngest daughter Sunday, in my novel Enchanted. Words have power. We all know this to be true…of course, in my book, I took…

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Today Is My Birthday!

I rang in my birthday with the Adam Ezra Group serenading me in full Rocking Style, with glitter on my face and a tiara on my head. I slept in, all cuddled up to my warm giant, who took me out for a breakfast gyro before I got in the car (blech) and drove back to Baltimore to pick…

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Rainbow Sun

I meant to post this the other day, when I accompanied FGB into DC to help him with some work. I was looking out the window for a street sign and the sky took my breath away. There was a full, perfect rainbow all around the sun. I thought this a fitting magical image with which to wish my…

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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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I Made This

Everytime I see those words, I hear Chris Carter’s Ten Thirteen production company credits from the end of The X-Files in my head. (Geek tidbit: The boy’s voice belongs to Nathan Couturier, the son of the show’s supervising sound editor, Thierry Couturier.) I make stuff up for a living. It’s what I do. I’m told I’m fairy good at…

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I wish…

We all make wishes. On lots of things. Ariell and I were just discussing this the other day. We came up with an incredibly long list of things — not that we wish FOR, but things we wish ON. It makes me wonder exactly how much time I spend a day wishing on things. Because, of course, I wish…

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On a Rainy Sunday

Yes, I certified my Geek Street Cred this weekend and finally learned to play Magic. Late Last night, Alethea Queen of the Elves stomped the table and triumphed in a bloody battle. (I know, I know, Gypsy stacked the deck. But I was learning to play! I also learned that I have slightly more evil tendencies than an all-green…

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