HWA Newsletter

Marge Simon honored me by offering me the chance to guest write the Dark Poetry column for the HWA Newsletter. I was so intimidated, I can’t even begin to explain to you — but I did it. The end result is online in their newsletter, you can’t read it if you’re not a member, but it’s there. Yay!


One day I was sitting at my computer trying to think of a good word to use as the Word of the Week at NaNoLJers. My husband, Jo, suggested I use the word ‘denouement’. He was totally being a smart ass, which I took as a dare.Β  So, I did use the word denouement as that week’s word and I even wrote a story inspiredΒ  by that word.

That story, Denouement, appears in this month’s issue of Cautionary Tale. I hope you enjoy it πŸ™‚

Preditors & Editors Poll

It’s Preditors & Editors Poll time πŸ™‚

Please pop on over to http://www.critters.org/predpoll/ and vote for all your favorite novels, authors, poets, artists magazines etc. etc.

Niteblade and I are nominated in a few categories and if you feel like voting for us, yay, if not, no big. However, I would ask that each of you consider voting for Marge Simon’s cover art for the December issue of Niteblade. Marge is a wonderful woman and a talented artist who does the cover art and story illustrations for Niteblade for far less money than she deserves. You can see her work and vote for her here –> http://www.critters.org/predpoll/zineart.shtml You will need to enter your email address to vote in order to prevent bot votes, but you won’t get spammed or have it sold anywhere.

Thank you in advance to everyone who votes πŸ™‚

p.s. When I nominated Marge I screwed up the first time, so there are two occurances of her name there — please vote for the one where the picture link actually works πŸ˜‰

p.p.s. I apologize if you’ve read me making a similar plea elsewhere, I just want Marge to get as many votes as I can LOL

Jim C. Hines

I had the pleasure of interviewing Jim C. Hines for Niteblade. We talked a bit about goblins and a lot about princesses. Why? Well, because his brand new novel The Stepsister Scheme just got released today πŸ™‚ My copy was pre-ordered so I’m expecting it to arrive today with the mail πŸ™‚

Please pop over to Niteblade News and take a look at the interview. Leave a comment in your wake, Jim and I would love to know you’ve been there and what you think.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

I’m lucky enough to be starting my new year with a bit of flash and a poem at Shine — yay! Coffee, my rictameter about, you guessed it, coffee and Not So Smart are both online now in the January 2008 issue of The Shine Journal.

This time of year people all around me are making New Year’s Resolutions…which is something I don’t do. However, I do often set goals for myself and then work toward them, so I thought I’d share my current list of writing-related goals. In a few months I’ll look back and see how I’m doing LOL

My goals for the next little while include:
1. Finishing the rough draft of my untitled Circus Story
2. Revising Blood and Stone and sending it out into the world
3. Attend World Fantasy
4. Begin writing the sequel to Blood and Stone tentatively titled Secrets and Shadows
5. Increase traffic to and readership of Niteblade

Wish me luck πŸ™‚