Saturday, May 28, 2011


In between working on edits of my soon-to-be-released sci-fi novella and working on an erotica novel, I've spent much of my week haunting the Amazon Kindle Erotica Bestseller list where Hunter's Moon and Hunter's Mate have been hovering in the Top 100.

A screen cap from 5/23 [click on the picture for a larger view]

and a screen cap from 5/27.

I'm thrilled to say my self-pub experiment is working out well, so you'll be seeing more from me available through Smashwords and in the coming months.

Stay tuned for news about my upcoming releases...

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I'm still here, are you?

At around 6:00 PM local time yesterday, the sky darkened with ominous clouds. Rain began to fall steadily, and after about twenty minutes... let up and the sun came out again.

So much for the much publicized coming of the Rapture and the beginning of the end of the world. How many failed doomsday predictions do we really need before people actually figure it out?

While the media probably made this 2nd spectacularly failed attempt of a televangelist to predict Judgment Day into a much bigger deal than it needed to be, the amount of people who supposedly bought into the reworked calculations of 89-year-old millionaire preacher Harold Camping speaks to a pretty sad state of affairs.

While it's very, very easy to poke fun at these people, some of whom dumped their life savings into billboards and religious tracts in a last ditch effort to save a few extra souls before zero hour, I can't help but feel sympathy. To anticipate the violent end of life on Earth with any kind of glee or excitement, to me, identifies someone who is deeply troubled and desperately disappointed with their lives.

Today, I have no doubt these people woke with a sense of foolish disappointment. How hard must it be too look people in the eye after you spent your last weeks saying goodbye and telling them how sad you would be to leave them behind when you ascended to heaven? How hard it must be to carry on living a life that's clearly so dismal you can't wait for it to end.

While the 'true believers' hoped that their endgame proselytizing would lead people to examine their own beliefs and make the 'right' choices that would save their souls, I hope this latest prophet-for-profit debacle will lead some people to re-examine their need to hope for the end of everything and find a more positive way to spend their time.

If reality doesn't make you happy, at least give fiction a try.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Crime and punishment

My co-blogger JB Lynn and I are talking about the season finale of CASTLE over at Killer Chicks today. Come give us your verdict.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Genre Hopping

Hop on over to Killer Chicks and talk to me about genres and how many it's okay for a writer to have.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

One week left

So, in case you haven't heard, Judgement Day is coming. Next Saturday, May 21st will be the beginning of the end.

On October 21, 2011 the world will end. So you'd better stock up on your ebooks now. Otherwise you might not be able to get any, you know, after the world ends. That would suck, not being able to read, especially if there's nothing else to do. With the world being know...gone and all.

If you missed any of the last times the world was supposed to end, you can read about them here:

Monday, May 09, 2011

They wonder why

Welcome to my rant for the day.

One of my jobs for today was to set up a bunch of doctor's appointments - all the yearly checkups are due, pediatrician, dentists, eye doctors, orthodondist etc. So I dutifully made a list of six doctors and their phone numbers, got out my calendar and sat down with the phone to try and arrange dates that don't conflict with school, work, other appointments, vacations, etc.

Out of six phone calls, I was able to reach one office and actually make an appointment for my daughter and myself at the eye doctor. Everyone else had an excuse:

computers are down

office is closed today

office is closed this morning

too swamped to make appointments at this time

constant busy signal

It's ridiculous. You'd think since doctors are so deeply entrenched in the idea of having patients show up constantly and pay them money that they'd actually make sure someone was available to answer the phone and make appointments on a Monday morning.

If was just for me, I wouldn't even bother calling back, but as a Mom, I've got to keep my kids medical records current and make sure they're up to date with checkups. Sigh. You'd think they'd be a little more anxious to get people into the offices.

/rant, now back to our regularly scheduled blog

Friday, May 06, 2011

What's your weakness?

I'm over at Killer Chicks again, collecting data for national security purposes. Come spill your secrets to me.