to make a long story short...

I obviously haven’t been in blog-land much lately. I’ve been editing my WIP and frankly, if I follow much more of the (good) writing advice/models I’ve been reading lately, there won’t be much of the damn thing left for anyone else to read.

Hint Fiction (props to Merrilee Faber for the heads-up on    [Continue reading]

Game Time

All eyes were on Deirdre when she walked into the room. She hated times like this. Those stares, what they were thinking behind their glassy eyes – always made her uncomfortable. Wet circles began forming under her armpits.

Great. Now they could make fun of her hygiene as well as her clothes, her    [Continue reading]

Cross-post: Inside the Writers' Studio Interview with Craig Lancaster

Kris and Kel, the fabulous Paper Rats from Inside the Writers’ Studio, asked a number of bloggers to cross-post their holiday interview with Craig Lancaster today. Craig sounds like an interesting guy and the interview provides a wide-spread opportunity to support a worthwhile charity at the same time — how could I refuse an offer    [Continue reading]

Paper Rats, JCO, Nancy Drew and me: The 'Inside the Writers' Studio' Interview

I was honored, flattered and just plain excited when the lovely and talented Paper Rats, Kris and R.J., invited me Inside the Writers’ Studio for an interview. ME? They wanted to interview me?

YES!

So here’s the link to today’s interview: Natasha Drew on mystery, muses, and Joyce Carol Oates.    [Continue reading]