Complete Humiliation

This is for all you Clash of Clans aficionados out there-especially those of you who, like me, suck but still continue playing no matter what.  I've been playing this f'ng game for almost four years. I've upgraded, practiced, and stayed up nights glued to my phone cuz my shield ran out.  When others have given …

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Which one of me are ya talking to?

When I began writing, I thought it was, you know, all about the writing. Then one day, I discovered my traitorous inbox  sheltering 15 ARCs, or Advance Review Copies, looking for new homes along with a list of 26 review sites to send them to. (Yeah, I know. I did the math.)  I quickly learned …

Gonna get the mail

As a kid, seeing the mailman stop at our box brought shivers of anticipation. Now it just brings shivers, and a certain amount of dread. I live northeast of Minneapolis, deep in Wisconsin's north woods country where every seasonal change creates a beautiful wonderland. Even winter. Today for instance, deep blue skies cradle a pale …

Sex and physics.

Ok, it's time. The first sex scene between my book's main characters awaits. I've thought about how to bring them together. What will the proper setting look like? Under what conditions should they have sex? Would sex be the right response given their personalities? Every torturous elliptical session this week has been devoted to mentally …

Crime Scene

The cat strolled nonchalantly past me looking quite pleased with herself. Of course, she's a cat.  Cats always look pleased with themselves. I made my way to the coffeemaker and pushed the button. The blessed sound of coffee splashing into the pot was my reward. The sun peeked in around the closed curtains. I worked …

The Long One

Long ago in a small Illinois town, there existed ONE pediatric dentist. The services provided were nothing short of amazing. Unfortunately the waiting room left much to be desired...this is a true story.   She opens the glass door and ushers her four kids inside. Almost at once, the rank humidity envelopes them. Simply put, …