Behinder and Behinder

December 13, 2017 by - 4 Comments

  Tuesday was a behind and behinder day. About 2 a.m. this morning I found myself drowsing over my computer in a strange, head-wavering, sleepy state. My mind was half-dreaming, and when I would rouse myself I had to carefully go over what I’d just written. Mostly I discovered rambling, unpunctuated sentences that had no …Read More

Bouquet From a Garden Past

October 4, 2017 by - 4 Comments

Please forgive my brevity today, my dears. I’m on a firm Wednesday deadline, and I’m not even going to tell you what time in the morning it is right now! It’s an alternate Wednesday, so Nina and I are going to leave you with a favorite bouquet, and send you off to the Kill Zone …Read More

There Will Come Soft Rains (Repost)

September 20, 2017 by - 2 Comments

Happy Wednesday! Every other Wednesday I blog over at the Kill Zone blog, with a stellar group of mystery and thriller writers. So I’ll often do a repost here to keep me from going crazier than I already am. Do pop over and visit if you have a chance. I love this post from April. And …Read More

Daily Handbasket: Crazy Taxi

June 29, 2017 by -

    Dream: I was in a theater with my daughter watching a horror film I’d seen before. I left my seat, and next thing I knew, I was careering down a NYC street on a cab. Not *in* a cab. My butt was planted in the driver’s open window, my legs were unanchored, and …Read More

Daily Handbasket: After the Jump

June 14, 2017 by - 3 Comments

    I’m over at the Kill Zone Blog today, where I’ve posted a critique of  an anonymous author’s opening to a novel called The Last White Rose. I was shy about writing the critique because I don’t often do personal critiques, except for friends and the occasional student. But I had a lot of fun doing …Read More

What I’m Reading This Week, 1/11/17

January 11, 2017 by -

I just went through a period of having to read many books I wouldn’t necessarily have chosen for myself for a project. So these past weeks I’ve felt like a kid again, reading anything I want. How glorious! My taste in pleasure reading is very eclectic–everything from crime fiction to biographies to non-fiction. Throw in …Read More