Sunday, July 31, 2011
Dead vampires are being left in the Dedham swimming pool. And by "dead" I mean really DEAD. Is someone setting the Dedhams up or sending a message? Madison and her undead pals are eager to get to the bottom of it before they are all exposed or before more vampires fall victim to someone's sick idea of a joke.
Romantic Times Magazine
And check out Criminal Minds today where I'm discussing the moral codes of each of my protagonists. Do they have one? Do they need one? Come on by.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Um, maybe because I'm adicted to food, shelter and healthcare?
Then there was the time our attorney service, the company that files our corporate documents all over the nation, called me and said when one of them ordered a book from Amazon, one of my books popped up as a recommended purchase. “Is that you?” they asked.
Or the day I called another paralegal at another firm to discuss some documents. I identified myself as I usually do and was met with the usual pause, followed by a skeptical, “You are not.”
Yeah, I am. (She also asked why I'm still working in law - see answer above.)
Please know that situations like these don’t happen every day, but they do happen often enough to give me the warm and fuzzies and inform me that people are, indeed, reading my books. At least people involved with the California paralegal community.
Monday, July 11, 2011
It started with me going to Sookie Stackhouse (yes, that Sookie Stackhouse) and telling her I needed a place to stay for the night. Instead of letting me into her house (WTH, she lets vampires inside!), she took me to this contraption in the yard that looked like one of those kiddie beds where the bed is up top, reachable by a ladder, and a play area or desk is built in below the bed. You know the kind I mean, a bunk bed with only the top bunk.
Anyway, the bed Sookie showed me was like that, but it was king size instead of a twin. After climbing the wooden ladder, I discovered a large cabinet at the end of the bed. Sookie opened it and this huge, creepy thing that was a mass of blue, slimy tentacles started coming at me. She beat it back, slammed the door to the cabinet shut and told me I’d be safe if I didn’t open the door. Yeah, right. There was no way I was going to sleep in that bed, so I decided to sleep in my car.
In real life, I drive a white Ford Focus sedan, but when I climbed down from the bed, said Focus was being towed away. (And, no, that isn’t a subconscious reference to any outstanding tickets.) That’s when Jason Stackhouse arrived on the scene and offered me this beat up convertible junk heap that billowed exhaust. It was getting late and the back seat was bigger than the one in my car, so why not?
Oddly, there were no vampires, witches, werewolves, werepanthers, shapeshifters or demon babies in my dream. Nor did Eric Northman show up (sigh...), but I did learn a valuable lesson.
Never, ever eat pepperoni and fresh tomato pizza while watching True Blood shortly before going to bed.
Sunday, July 03, 2011
Yesterday, after a 7:30 am hair appointment and several errands, I caught up with some favorite TV shows via On Demand. There are so many great new shows on the USA network this summer. Along with my return of the fun adventures of Annie Walker on Covert Affairs, USA released Suits and Necessary Roughness. Suits was very good but I loved Necessary Roughness, a show about a therapist starting over after parting from her philandering husband. Keep up the great work, USA!
I also watched the 2nd episode of this season's True Blood. It was on On Demand ahead of time. Good grief! There's so much going on, I feel like my head's going to explode, though I could seriously do without the demon baby subplot.
Today, I'm over at Criminal Minds discussing how Emma Whitecastle became a ghost whisperer in my Ghost of Granny Apples books.
Now off to brunch with pal, Miles. We're hitting the famous Cantor's Deli over on Fairfax. I haven't been there in ages. Then it's back to the computer to work on my 2nd Holidays From Hell short story and work on edits for Gem of a Ghost, the 3rd book in the Granny Apples series. There might even be some housework in the mix considering yesterday I sat on my butt watching TV, when I wasn't in a coma-style nap. And who knows what Monday will bring?
The Curse of the Holy Pail, the 2nd book in the Odelia Grey mystery series. And check out the reduced price on the e-book edition of Too Big To Miss, the 1st Odelia Grey book.
And don't forget, The Rabbit Died, the 1st story in my new Holidays from Hell short story series, is available for 99 cents over at Amazon. Such a deal ... a freebie, a discount, and a 99 cent story!
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