Daily Handbasket: Stone Angels

May 24, 2017 by - 3 Comments

  What does a writer do the day after she sells her latest book to a publisher? Why, she gets back to work, of course. I just finished drafting a 10K word gothic story. (No, I didn’t do it all in a day this time!) The title is Stone Angels. At least it is for now…I actually wrote …Read More

Daily Handbasket: Sunday, 21 May 17

May 21, 2017 by - 4 Comments

  Life is not a solo act. It’s a huge collaboration, and we all need to assemble around us the people who care about us and support us in times of strife. —Tim Gunn     Tim Gunn is my favorite fashion wiseman, and this quote speaks volumes about his positive and generous spirit. I’ve been …Read More

Daily Handbasket: The Friday Late Edition

May 20, 2017 by - 2 Comments

  It’s still Friday somewhere, yes? I was exhausted from sorting and hauling and shopping and laughing and running through the lightning/rain yesterday, and fell asleep in my hotel room in Champaign last night before I could get the blog up. And today there was more of the same, though fortunately little rain. But my …Read More

Daily Handbasket: Marble Inspiration

May 16, 2017 by - 2 Comments

  Earlier this winter I visited the Cincinnati Art Museum–one of my favorite museums–with my son. These sculptures are the inspiration for the as-yet-unnamed Southern gothic short story I’m finishing up right now. I could have looked at these all day.                             …Read More

Daily Handbasket, Sunday 14 May 17

May 14, 2017 by - 1 Comment

A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories. –Honore de Balzac My mom has always been the fun mom. When we were kids, she played with us, and she loves to play with her grandchildren. She’s the kind of mom …Read More

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