It’s Halloween week and Nano prep week and there is so much to do.

This is a post to loosen the gears and prime the writing pump. I haven’t written anything since Thursday, unless you count blogging about the book giveaway contest (still going on, by the way, so be sure to enter!). I did pretty well growing my word count on Ghost of a Chance last week, almost … More It’s Halloween week and Nano prep week and there is so much to do.

How the Satanic Panic Almost Ruined Halloween

One of our favorite things to watch this time of year is the “Hilloween” episode of King of the Hill. In this episode, traditional Halloween-related activities come under assault from hyper-conservative religious (and litigious) types who assert that Halloween is a satanic holiday. Soon, satanic panic pervades the whole town and Halloween is called off … More How the Satanic Panic Almost Ruined Halloween

PCOS diet update, Halloween craft explosion, TV ramblings & other blather

After a full week on the new PCOS-friendly diet (no gluten, no dairy, mostly low-glycemic carbs), I can report that all week long I was more energetic and more clear-headed. I was also less moody (which, considering it was a PMS week, is really saying a lot), and by the end of the week I … More PCOS diet update, Halloween craft explosion, TV ramblings & other blather

Happy Halloween! (Other Writer Wednesday Open Thread)

Happy costumes and free candy day, folks! In lieu of candy*, I’m still giving away free e-copies of my paranormal fantasy novel, Restless Spirits. This Halloween promotion ends at 11:59 PM PST tonight, so get it while it’s still free. *Only on the Internet, not at my door, because I do not want my house … More Happy Halloween! (Other Writer Wednesday Open Thread)

Spooky Encounters #3: Strange Things Afoot at the Cousins House

Reminder! Speaking of restless spirits, today is the last chance to snag your FREE copy of my novel, Restless Spirits, on Smashwords. Coupon code FU23M expires at midnight! For the first two years of our marriage, Matt and I rented out the upstairs of my mom’s house. At the time, my mom basically ran a … More Spooky Encounters #3: Strange Things Afoot at the Cousins House