If You Can’t Lose It, Hide It

Decades ago I found a Cathy cartoon where she seemed to have nothing but vertical stripes in her wardrobe. She referred to it as Fat Behind Bars. That stuck with me all these years and especially when I shopped for clothes. Because looking fat is a no-no, even if you are, you know, obese. Continue reading “If You Can’t Lose It, Hide It”

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The After Dark Team

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On Easter Sunday, an anthology in which I have a story was published by our group and already had some pre-orders. Our sales are going well, the biggest problem we have is all 9 authors keep clicking on the links to make sure they work. That gives Amazon incorrect data so we promise to sit on our fingers now. Hard to type that way but it doesn’t matter. I wanted to tell you a little about the rest of the stories in After Dark. Continue reading “The After Dark Team”

April Challenges

Every April, National Novel Writing Month junkies get a short reprieve in the form of Camp NaNo. They call it “An idyllic writer’s retreat smack dab in the middle of your crazy life.” You sign in and complete a writing project in one month. They throw around phrases like 100% fun and free to participants. They don’t mention how much the therapy is going to cost you when you have a stress-related breakdown. Continue reading “April Challenges”

After Dark: 9 Fairy Tales in New Words

Some years ago, I had fun working with other authors to put out a few anthologies that were urban fantasies based around a bar in a small town. The bartender is Cupid. After six volumes, I decided to give it up because I couldn’t deal with all the issues. I certainly was not good about dealing with various personalities if they rubbed me the wrong way. And one of my blogs about errors in self-published books caused such a backlash in the authors that I almost pulled the project then. Continue reading “After Dark: 9 Fairy Tales in New Words”