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Awwww, that is so nice of you not to tell them you ghost wrote for me for 2 years. Happy news and happy new year!
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Happy Holidays Dead Guy! Love and Laughter this week if you are traveling, (as we are!) and Bliss and Vodka if you are not. Travis and Barbara Poelle (Yes I finally tracked Husband down and asked him his name. Still... Continue reading
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Now as many of you know I have given my notice and will be moving on in the New Year with both my wits and my restraining order intact. That being said, as one of my last duties, Her Pickledness... Continue reading
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by Barbara Poelle So after a lot of soul searching (yes, that is always accompanied by the sound of the martini shaker) I have realized that my time here on Tuesdays at Dead Guy has come to its natural end... Continue reading
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by Barbara Poelle So I recently did a juice cleanse and the 72 hours of sobriety were an absolute REVELATION. Don’t worry, I won’t be doing THAT again. But after the initial shock at realizing potato vodka doesn't actually qualify... Continue reading
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by Barbara Poelle Okay, don’t forget, this Thursday will of course be The Fifth Annual Poelle Polish Turkey Trot and Gobble Wobble 5K™ Remember: The rules are fairly straightforward. All you have to do is start walking/jogging and then if... Continue reading
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And the winner is...DAISY! Just showing up is half the battle! YAY! But I would be remiss if I didn't also tip my hat to Allan Leverone as runner up- I will connect with you to get you CJ's books!GREAT ADVICE ACROSS THE BOARD GANG... Happy Writing!
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by Barbara Poelle I returned from debauchery and a subsequent liver transplant to a few grumblings that my last entry was “TL, DR”. Since I refuse to acknowledge acronyms, I can only assume that means, “Totally Lambastic, Don’t Re-Sober!” (Yes,... Continue reading
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Dear Sashay McAdverb, interviewer for Aspiring Pens, I hope that your telephone interview this morning with my boss, Barbara Poelle, and her colleague Zolly Woot, went as well as could be considering that Ms. Poelle is in Mexico on her... Continue reading
By Barbara Poelle Once when I was 9, my friend Sarah and I secretly climbed up on her roof and built a fort where the upstairs eve hung over the lower level one. We ran an extension cord out of... Continue reading
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by Barbara Poelle Say it with me: Benedict Cumberbatch, will you marry me? Alright, technically since I am already married, I’ll have to offer up someone in utero instead. (Yup, that’s a real Latin term. It means “instead”, like: “They... Continue reading
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By Barbara Poelle Sometimes you are boarding a plane coming home from Bouchercon with Husband and in the span of 7 minutes you blow a seam in your pants trying to help the woman in 22A and drop a tub... Continue reading
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By Barbara Poelle Sometimes you invite your dearest friends over for a murder mystery party and then sometimes there is a thunderstorm with vibrant lightening and timpani thunder and you keep yelling, “OMG guys it’s like I’m really going to... Continue reading
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by Barbara Poelle I had a tête-à-tête with an editor yesterday where I asked for a thing or two and she replied something to the effect of, “Why yes! You can…..IN OPPOSITE LAND.” Later that day -as I am sure... Continue reading
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by Barbara Poelle So, um. I have an idea. Let’s talk about excess. Like, how, oh I dunno, for example, say maybe someone who is not 22 anymore decides that it would be a great idea to attend two Sharktopus... Continue reading
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by Barbara Poelle In reading Susan Casey’s comprehensive and compelling work on global wave influence and the impact said water behavior has on costal and environmental markers, one is both engaged and awed with her prose. THE WAVE is one... Continue reading
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by Barbara Poelle Yesterday I was on the elevator heading down to the lobby and it stopped on the 6th floor. The doors slid open. There was a pause. Then, a large black fly lazily boarded. The doors closed. We... Continue reading
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By Barbara Poelle At first glance, my grandmother, my mother, my sister and I all have similar tastes in reading. We like genre fiction, upmarket prose and a protagonist that we can feel both voyeuristic and empathetic towards. We are... Continue reading
by Barbara Poelle I have seen some examples of what being nice can do for you in this last month that have left me confused at the overall concept of niceness. Example #1: Agent Lovely is kind to an author... Continue reading
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by Barbara Poelle So, I don’t Facebook or Twitter or My Space, I'm not LinkedIn, and this is the only blog I play nice on, and that’s only one day a week. So far I have managed to happily avoid... Continue reading
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Confidential Internal Office Memo Interns, you have done a fine job so far this summer- especially those of you involved in the near fiasco we’ll just call the Home Waxing Kit. However, those of you who have survived, you have... Continue reading
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by Barbara Poelle I am on vacation and I am so thrilled to squeeze in some reading time! And one guess as to what I have stacked next to me, poolside. Mysteries. I could never get tired of them. I... Continue reading
By Barbara Poelle I got an email from a colleague recently that just said, “Is this March?” Now because you don’t speak Death Kitten, I will translate: March was a tough month for me. I felt like I was zipped... Continue reading
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By Barbara Poelle Husband and I have a different idea of what “on time” means. For me, 5 minutes early is seven minutes late, and for Husband, 5 minutes early is like a unicorn selling quality real estate for low... Continue reading
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by Barbara Poelle Thrillerfest was an actual thrill this weekend as my author Jamie Freveletti walked with the ITW Award for best debut for RUNNING FROM THE DEVIL. Hurrah! All hail the Freveletti! Doesn’t that make you ALSO want to... Continue reading
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