Oh, Carrie Fisher

I didn’t know what Star Wars was for a long time, but I’d been watching it. Way back when, when my mom was divorcing my dad she’d take us to his apartment for Saturday visits, but he often couldn’t be bothered to spend much actual time with us. Sometimes this hurt a lot. But it […]

The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire by Molly Harper: A ramble

For those who don’t know my rambles are kind of like conversations with myself (and you as a non-participating listener) about a particular book. Molly Harper is a local writer. She writes funny paranormal romance. I first picked up her book How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf when it was offered to me for […]

5 Coping Techniques I Learned From My Autistic Son

Coping, communication and calm down are incredible skills for many mentally disabled kids to learn. Sometimes it’s real easy to forget that it’s not just them that need these skills. We all do. So I decided to work out a few tips that we can all use in those angry, panicked or dark moments in […]

Writer’s Crash Course #1: Guinea Pigs

I’m reading a book and the complete lack of author knowledge about guinea pigs is driving me crazy (and ruining several metaphors.) So I’m introducing a new random series to my blog. Writer’s Crash Courses are designed to be short information sheets for those who cannot be bothered to research, or are like me and […]

What makes you pick up a book?

Start here, with Chuck Wendig’s awesome blog on the topic. But it’s a week old, which is ancient in internet time. So here’s mine. I’m a sucker for paranormals. If it has a paranormal look, I’ll pick it up and read the back. Excerpts sell me books. I read the first paragraph of Ilona Andrews’ […]

Looking back at the past…

I haven’t been meaning to do so much of it, but I’ve reconnected with an old friend that I lost touch with (and we’re turning out to be better friends than we were before), I found some old 3.5 in diskettes that I’ve been going through (in an ongoing attempt to declutter my life) and […]

Speak Out with Your Geek Out

I’ve been wanting to participate in this all week, but every time I sat down to blog my mind would go blank. How do you talk about something that’s such a core part of you that you can’t imagine being without it? I’m a total geek, and anyone who knows me will agree, and I’m […]