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?


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

Now what, indeed!

Well, imitation is supposed to be the highest form of flattery, so here’s to Dayner. As I learned from reading her most recent post this morning, Dayner had already written a post titled ‘Now What?’ AND used the same picture I used in my post yesterday! Honest, Dayner, I wasn’t plagiarizing! I    [Continue reading]

Flash Fiction 55

There was no way back off the rock ledge.
“Only one thing’s gonna work now, Reed. We gotta spook him.”
Reed groaned. “You have got to be kidding.”
“Just watch,” Libby said as she lowered her face, slowly, until she was just inches from the rattler’s head, its fangs. She blew softly and called it    [Continue reading]

The darker side of my NaNoWriMo writing

Here’s another excerpt from my writing that is quite different in tone from the excerpt I posted earlier.  I’m not sure how — and if — the two elements can come together successfully, and that will be one of the challenges starting in December.  I’m also trying to write a little about homelessness and that    [Continue reading]