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Feet to the Fire

Now Or Later Signpost Showing Delay Deadlines And UrgencyAs you all know, for reasons beyond my control, I fell way behind on my writing deadlines and I’ve been slow to catch up. So, at the beginning of September, I set some very realistic goals for myself, writing-wise and … Keep reading >>


So this happened…

Yeah, this happened today:


And then this happened…


That’s right. FINALLY, The Visitor is off to my editor, off to production and I’m letting no grass grow under my butt before starting Book Five, which as you may recall is … Keep reading >>


San Antonio, Graveyard Queen and Prickly Pear Margaritas


I’m just back from the RWA conference in San Antonio and had a great time visiting with some of my writer friends. Prickly Pear margaritas at Boudros on the River Walk was the first order of business. The drink, … Keep reading >>


Awesome Feedback

Just wanted to say a quick thanks for the feedback about my website update.  You all are awesome!  Wow!  So many great ideas!  You have no idea how helpful this is.  I can’t wait to start adding content.

“Oh, I’ve … Keep reading >>


The View From My Garden

gardenHello everyone! Here is a view of my garden on this fine, fine day in Houston.

It’s a bit warm, but I don’t mind. Summer is my favorite time of year. I’m inside working right now, but later, when it … Keep reading >>


Alaina and Amanda’s Excellent Adventure

Off we go!

To Jefferson, a tiny historical town in east Texas near the Louisiana border. A picturesque hamlet that also happens to be one of the most haunted places in the state. Or so we’ve been told. Alaina … Keep reading >>


Haunted Vacation

This summer I’m doing something I’ve wanted to do for a really long time—taking a haunted hotel trip with a very good friend, who also happens to be a writer.  If all goes as planned, we’ll visit a different haunted … Keep reading >>


Graveyard Queen News

graveyardqueenGood Morning!  I’m hoping to have a Graveyard Queen update in the next few weeks. I’ve had a peek at the cover for The Visitor and it’s really, really cool. The design has completely changed from the first three books, … Keep reading >>



When I was little, I had a recurring dream about an old truss bridge that spanned the White River in Newport, Arkansas.  The scenario and even the structure itself would sometimes change, but the terror I felt in crossing that … Keep reading >>


An Update and an Apology

So many of you have been writing to ask when the next installment of The Graveyard Queen will be out and the best answer I can give you right now is…probably next year.  I know, I know.  That’s way too … Keep reading >>


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