Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Tucson Festival of Books 2019!

It's coming! March 2nd and 3rd (Friday and Saturday) in Tucson: 

Tucson Festival of Books

It will be my tenth-- yes, NINTH -- appearance here (at least according to a recent post on I haven't been counting, but what I do recall is all the fabulous fun I've had each time! The Husband, Weston Ochse, will be appearing with me. Don't tell anyone I said this, but he's loads more fun than me. You know, Type A personality, big presence, all that stuff. On the other hand, we have an awfully hilarious time when innocent convention planners put us together on panels, and guess what? The folks at TFOB did that this year... TWICE! Hahahahahahahaha!

So lookie:

       Sat. Mar 2nd at 10:00 a.m. - Integrated Learning Center, Room 150

       Horribly Entertaining
       Why write about such horrifying things? Why is horror so fun? Why are horror authors always so funny? Come learn for yourself!
       Also on the panel: The Husband, Joe Lansdale, Jonathan Maberry.
Every single person on every single panel is a long-time friend, some moreso than others. (That Joe Lansdale guy is so super old that I first got in touch with him in 1987!) Wait -- what? Thirty-two years ago?!

       Sun. Mar 2nd at 11:30 a.m. - Integrated Learning Center, Room 141
       V-Wars: Chronicles of the Vampire Wars
       Jonathan Maberry created the shared world anthology of V-Wars, a world where the plague is vampires, not zombies. And now V-Wars will be coming to Netflix! Find out about the V-Wars, and shared world anthologies with some of the writers who imagined it.
       Also on the panel: Jonathan Maberry, The Husband, Jeffrey Mariotte, Marsheila Rockwell

Anyway, just wanted to let y'all know what's coming up on the horizon! Come see us and share in the fun!

Thursday, February 07, 2019

C4!! Cochise College Comic Con!

Yep, happening right here in little ol' Sierra Vista, Arizona itsownself, and this very weekend, to boot!

Okay, so we might not be as big as Phoenix Fan Fusion, or San Diego ComiCon, but we do all right. There are panels, gaming, vendors, and guests of all types, including cosplayers, artists, and... oh yeah... writers!

Much fun will be had. I will be there with copies of Supernatural: The Usual SacrificesAfterAge, the original paperback version of That's Not My Name, plus a few other books.

The Husband,, will also be there. He has all kinds of military science fiction stuff. If you're a military sci-fi fan, you seriously don't want to miss this. Plus he'll talk your head off. That's just how he is.

So come on out -- we can't wait to see old friends and meet new ones!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019


March 7, 2017... No way. Really? So here I am, hanging my head in total shame because I have not blobbed... er... blogged about anything for almost--


Two years.

I mean, wtf, right? It's not like stuff hasn't been happening. And no, I'm not going to rave about Donald Trump, et al. Occasionally I hang around Twitter, which has an almost magical ability to turn me into a ranting mass of migraine headache. I'm not dragging that mess over here.

So I've been doing art. Like painting canvases, gourds, and other such stuff. I've been gifted with some ribbons and whatnot, and even a little money now and then. Like Twitter, painting does things to me. It changes me. I become this weird, ridiculously happy person. I lose time, but again, in a weird, ridiculously okay way. I work all day, the time passes, I stop and go out to dinner with my husband, Weston, and twenty minutes or so into the meal he leans forward and says, "Hey, you have paint on your cheek." My reply is a big, fat smile.

Not much writing right now (I did that write/right thing on purpose), but I won't say that I won't write in the future. I would like to do both, but I clearly suck at time management. I can't find a clone and I can't afford an assistant. Damn it all, I still have to clean my own brushes.

Just for giggles, here's a look at some of my stuff so far. Not much, because I don't have a lot. (Because sucky time management.)

Here's to you, and to me, and to a brand new year. Let's hope it gets better.



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