Sixty-Six Degrees, With a Chance of Snow

Welcome to January in North Carolina. I don’t have A.D.D., but I am finding it hard to concentrate today. My desk is right next to a window, and I catch myself staring out at the landscape every two seconds, just to see if a stray snowflake might be drifting by. So far, no dice. This …

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Lost…or Stollen?

Raise your hand if memories about your holiday week-that-was continue to swirl around inside your head like cream in a butter churn. [counting hands] Okay. I’d say the majority of you look pretty glazed over, too. Forgive the similes. I think in metaphors. And for me, this year’s Christmas metaphors are all tied up with …

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A Christmas Tree Grows in Baltimore

 A Brand New Short Story, Just In Time for Christmas! This delightful holiday misadventure reunites the characters of Diz and Clarissa, exactly one year after the events chronicled in the award-winning short story, “Nevermore!” which is included in the story collection, Sidecar. It’s Christmas Eve, and an old fashioned blizzard has descended upon the city …

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The Uses of Enchantment

  Well I never been to Spain. But I kinda like the music. –Three Dog Night   If anyone out there has any lingering curiosity about what authors do in that lull between the release of their latest books, and the end of their (brief) hiatus from their keyboards, here’s a hint. We read. I …

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Ann McMan Gets Her First 69

It’s the one I’ve always waited for. Although, everyone told me that when it finally happened, it would be stickier and involve cab fare. Still…I don’t feel inclined to complain. The online magazine Autostraddle has just released its list of  the “100 Best Lesbian Fiction & Memoir Books of All Time”—and Jericho made the cut, …

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“The Next Big Thing”—Blog Hop 2012

As part of The Next Big Thing Blog Hop, I was tagged by Barrett in her post last week. The purpose of this hop is to introduce readers to writers and works that might be unfamiliar. This includes new releases or Works in Progress (WIP).  This is week 24 of the hop. So it’s kinda like a …

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