Food Hoarding: Not Just For Hamsters

Did you have a hamster as a child? I did, and I remember that whenever we filled up its bowl with the sunflower seeds and the multicolored pellets that consisted of hamster food, the little guy or gal (we had multiple rodents) would go to town filling up their little cheek pouches for later. I... Continue Reading →

What I Remember About #RT16

It has been a month since the 2016 RT Booklovers Convention and in some ways I’m still recovering from it. Weird Confession: My brain has failed me somewhat on remembering all of the details of this week long adventure. I will blame this haziness on a combination of spirits (booze) and the inherent magic that... Continue Reading →

An Image of a Panda Is Not a Panda

A few weeks ago I attended the RT Booklovers Convention in Las Vegas. I will, as previously promised, give an overview of this wild adventure in the very near future. Today will be a quick story of a horror I hadn’t realize existed until I returned from the convention. When I came home, and rolled... Continue Reading →

Marching

It's March and that means the weather can't make up its mind. I work in the Sears Tower and we have a pretty stellar views which will help illustrate the whims of Mother Nature. Now, as you can see I'm not an award winning photographer but one is all dreary and snowy and the other... Continue Reading →

Brrrrrrr

It's January and it has been a blessedly mild winter here in Chicago. Knock on wood. Yes, I'm superstitious but I'm pretty stoked that I've only had to wear pants under pants like three days so far. Being from Arizona, that's kinda a big deal. The typical holiday things happened this year. I've eaten a... Continue Reading →

Querying and Rejection Goulash

I am now two weeks into querying process. I don’t think as human beings that we like to seek out rejection but when going into the querying process you’re somewhat asking for people to tell you no. There are of course the blessed few that get a ton of requests within days of querying agents.... Continue Reading →

Spooky Things

It’s a spooky time of year, obvious holidays aside, I have begun my query process. I’ve been working on my query and synopsis for weeks and whereas I’m pretty sure that they’re good, there is this strange voice saying “What if they’re crap?” Considering the fact that I’ve begun the submission process the answer is... Continue Reading →

#RT14 Convention Recap

Alright, it’s been a couple of months since RT so I figure it’s past time for a partial recap. Wow, is one way to describe RT. It was like being hit by a truck and in some ways I am still recovering. There were so many positives, some definite growth, and some disenchantment. I wouldn’t... Continue Reading →

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