Category Archive for 'ramblings'

Emergency Beta Service interviewed me this week. You can read (if you feel like it) here.





They’re WHAT!?!?

Yes. Yes, they are. Even better, a few very astute readers saw it coming. The clues were all there. That Edward has a half-brother is mentioned for the first time in Chapter Eight: He tells me about prep-school, his four years at Harvard, and how determined he was to attend a law school that would […]





‘Til There Was You

Months ago, my friend Melissa228 and I signed up to contribute a collaboration to the Fandom Gives Back autism collection. Though I have no business starting something new when I have all these outstanding commitments from the 2009 FGB auction, this piece is helping me prepare for the last of the novel-length stories I’d auctioned. […]





Stephenie Meyer claims Twilight started as a dream. Her dreams must make a bit more sense than mine do. Mine would never make a decent novel, though they wouldn’t be bad prompts for crack fic. Case in point: Last night I dreamt Josh was President (laughable, considering he’s not old enough) and I became the […]









There’s been a bit of speculation—will they or won’t they. If you read Counterpoint,  you know the answer:   I turned to the mantle and pretended to look at the family pictures on display there—anything to take the attention off the topic at hand. Everyone who formed my world was accounted for in small, silver […]





The line to go through security is long. Surrounded by people, I work my way through it alone, mentally replaying the last time I walked these steps. Just when my fatalism overwhelms me—when I start to think maybe everything is the same now as it was ten years ago—a TSA agent reminds me I need […]





This is the dress from chapter twenty of Fall to Ruin One Day.





Well…uh…yeah. It’s mostly done. I was sick for two weeks, and now my son seems to have caught it as well. For most people, this wouldn’t be a huge deal but for him, it is. He has an auto-immune deficiency in which his blood lacks the antibodies that fight respiratory and gastro infections. Because of […]





Well…it’s from a Pretenders’ song called “Back on the Chain Gang”. the powers that be that force us to live like we do bring me to my knees when I see what they’ve done to you but I’ll die as I stand here today knowing that deep in my heart they’ll fall to ruin one […]