Fever Dreams and Rotary Club

November 15, 2007 by - 1 Comment

Project Runway began tonight, once again. Why is it that Heidi Klum is so stunning, but she looks dreadful in almost every outfit she wears on the show? Puzzling. But the show was a balm to my sniffy self–I’ve had a cold and fever for three days. Each night has brought strange dreams: cat-eating crocodiles …Read More

Like a Date, But Not Really

November 2, 2007 by -

Even after several tour events, booksignings still feel new and exciting for me. Writer JA Konrath describes approaching potential new readers in a bookstore as a little bit like looking for a date. And it is, to some extent. The purchase of a book implies a commitment on the part of both the reader and …Read More

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2007 by - 5 Comments

P and I were saying this morning how much we looked forward to Halloween when we were kids. I loved the unbridled, wanton happiness of it, the unabashed drive to gather every scrap of chocolate I could, and the opportunity to be someone other than the child I was the other 364 days of the …Read More

Or Maybe…

October 31, 2007 by -

I watched four episodes of Dexter, Season One, read much of JCO’s Female of the Species and some of a witchcraft book for research. It’s all good…. Oh, and there’s a profile of me here, today.

Retreat

October 30, 2007 by -

It’s chilly outside this morning, finally full-on fall. The leaves are late this year here in southern Illinois, but they had already changed and started to fall in Virginia and West Virginia where I was at this time last week. So I get to experience the changing colors twice, which is not a bad thing. …Read More

Things I Learned from my First Book Tour

October 29, 2007 by -

Some things I learned from my ISABELLA MOON book tour: 1) Booksellers are saints. One should feed them cookies–regularly! 2) Always know where the restroom is in the bookstore where one is signing. 3) Get used to people falling asleep during one’s reading, because someone will! 3a) Try not to embarrass the person who falls …Read More

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