Monthly Archives: September 2011

I might even upgrade to chopsticks.

This week, I noted one happy thing: My hair has finally grown long enough to twist into a knot and skewer with a pencil. No more elastics, hair pins, or miserable claw-things pulling at my hair roots. My mane can be tamed. Maybe … Continue reading

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All done except the laundry.

Well, I’m back from Bouchercon. I took a plane home on Sunday night–a punitively expensive direct flight. You’re looking for a summary, right? Well, first of all, Bouchercon is smaller than some of the cons I’ve attended. I like that. In my world, small … Continue reading

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And she’s off…

Tonight I’m a busy, busy girl because tomorrow I head off for Spirits of St. Louis: Bouchercon 2011.  Cool title, eh? Go ahead, use the link and then mosey back for my rant. Once I was a princess. I didn’t know it, … Continue reading

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Query, query.

You’ve finished your novel and you absolutely can’t wait to read your name on the spine of a paperback. For that dream to come true, you’ll need an agent. He or she will sell your book to the publishers. Great. How do you get … Continue reading

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