Friday, October 30, 2009

Down Time

I'd thought I'd wait before starting another book. Fugue Macabre: Ghost Dance was released November 5th, 2008. Fugue Macabre: Bone Dance was released Sunday, October 25m 2009(, and Misty Dreams will be released by The Wild Rose Press ( November 20th.

Ghost Dance is the first book of the Fugue Macabre trilogy, Bone Dance the second. The last book of the trilogy will be Fire Dance.

Now I've done something I swore I'd never do again. I signed up for NaNo. The last time I did NaNo I was brain dead for a month afterward. But I can honestly say because of NaNo I wrote a book that got me published.

Why do I think this may be a bad time to do NaNo? Well, besides the fact that I sure wish they'd pick a different month to do this thing, I'm up to my neck in EPICon 2010 plans, and I'm trying to help my hubby prepare the house to put on the market in early spring of 2010.

A reason why this may be a great time to do NaNo? Okay, when I'm deep into my writing I forget to eat. I'm trying to diet. Doc is giving me hell about my weight (I had a heart attack in February 2008, then another one in February of 2009). Before February of 2010 I'd like to be slimmer (and heart attack free) and have at least a first draft of a new novel written.

So, tomorrow it starts. Any bets? Will I make it?

Monday, October 26, 2009

Fugue Macabre: Bone Dance Release!

cover art Bone Dance

Fugue Mabacre: Bone Dance released October 26, 2009.
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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Just So You Know

I think I'm getting ill. Every joint and muscle in my body hurts. My throat is getting soar. I've got a low grade fever. So if you don't hear from me for a few days, you'll understand.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


I'm sure you know by now I'm the Chair for EPICon 2010. Hard not to know when I've written about it so much.

If you're not sure what EPIC is all about, I'll try to explain. We are a non-profit organization hell bent on making life easier for electronically published authors and getting the good word out there that we are "real" authors with great novels, short stories, and novellas you'd love to read. Once a year we have a conference to celebrate our best and brightest and award them with EPIC awards for their hard work and good writing.

For the year of 2010 we've chosen the city of New Orleans to hold our yearly bash. The hotel has been booked...The Sheraton New Orleans. The speakers have been booked...C. T. Adams, Deidre Knight, Holly Jacobs, Debra Dixon to name a few.

Now? I have to fill the goody bags. Hint, hint. Do you have pens, pencils, note pads, badges, candy, toys, keychains, books (yes we'll accept print books. We're not snobs.), etc. you'd like to donate? We ask that you not send bookmarks because the last couple of years they were not a popular item and ended up having to be recycled.

If you'd like to help fill the goody bags, contact me at

Friday, October 9, 2009


Someone I called a friend said something to me the other day that knocked the breath out of me. It was evident that she was upset about something, so, I asked what was wrong and if there was anything I could do to help. She looked at me, shook her head and said, "It's a black thing, you wouldn't understand."

Okay. Why does there have to be black things, white things, or yellow with purple pokadots things? Why not just a human thing? We keep saying we want to get along. We want to live together peacefully, but then we come up with brick walls to separate us.

My friend doesn't understand why I'm upset now. I'm tempted to tell her it's a "I'm your friend and you hurt my feelings thing, you wouldn't understand."

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Time Current mood: busy
Is it just me or is there not enough time in the day anymore? Okay. I'll fess-up. 1) I've volunteered for a bit too much lately. 2) I've got two books coming out within three weeks of each other. 3) I have a hubby and a dog who thinks they should get some attention each day. Who'd of thunk? 4) Hubby has decided he's ready to put the house on the market early next year. The real estate lady seems to think March is the perfect month to list it. Why did that almost make me faint? Because EPICon is March 4-7, 2010, here in New Orleans. I'm the chair. I HAVE to be there. And even if I could hand it off to someone else, at this point I've put too damned much work into it to let someone else take over and take credit. And speaking of too much to do and not enough time, I need to get back to work.