Tag Archives: novels

100 Happy Days: 73

This is going to be meta, I guess, but what made me happy today was getting up to date on several different projects of one type or another. They included updating my Tumblr account. I’d begun putting these #100happydays posts … Continue reading

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100 Happy Days: 67

Today I was working on this for a different website. I don’t think about the books from 2001 to 2009 very often, but I realized as I was looking at the covers how many great memories I have–conversations that led … Continue reading

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100 Happy Days: 60

Happy today to get a photo of this house from a former hometown–where one of my works in (very slow) progress is set.

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Button Sunday

Is this good news? Who knows. I’ve had a novel (four, really, but I’m speaking only of this one) rumbling around in my brain for a long time. This morning I woke up and realized I could never get started … Continue reading

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100 Happy Days: 36

After getting a recommendation from Rhonda, Jef With One F at Houston Press put The Deal in at number ten on Ten Best Novels Set in Houston. And I didn’t know a thing about it until Marika mentioned it. I … Continue reading

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100 Happy Days: 31

There weren’t actually three fortunes in this one fortune cookie. Although I’ve heard that happens sometimes.

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Keeping up with the characters

Last week I went to Kimberly Frost’s signing for her new Tammy Jo Trask novel Slightly Spellbound at Murder By The Book. My exhaustion as the week ended manifested itself in my forgetting to take my camera. I never forget … Continue reading

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This Old House

If this house does not end up in a novel of mine, I’ll never forgive myself.

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Button Sunday

I love this one.

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Lightning Strikes

I can’t think of any more appropriate time to feature a story about “retail hell” than the holiday season. I’ve worked it. Many of my friends still do. The frenzy transcends all borders and social stratifications. And to work retail … Continue reading

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