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KD Easley
Mystery Writer
Interests: Reading, Writing, Cooking, Eating.
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This isn't a blog about baseball, but give me a moment and I promise I'll tie this all into the title. It happened, it really did. The Cardinal's started September almost eight games out of the Wild Card chase and on the last day of the regular season, an hour after the last pitch of their successful game against the Houston Astros, they made it to the playoff's. They didn't do it alone. They had a little help from the Atlanta Brave's as they choked and crashed over the last month of their season, but they made it. Die hard... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2011 at KdBlog
You know how when you're a woman working in a predominantly male field and you say something edgy and forward to try and fit in and then all the guys look at you as if you've suddenly sprouted an extra head? Oh, I guess I'm the only one stuff like that happens too. Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2011 at KdBlog
I'm not a huge sports fan, I'm a kind of sports fan. Well, that's not completely true either. I'm a rabid St. Louis Cardinals fan. It's a genetic illness passed down through the generations of my family. And I'm a Kansas City Chief's fan. But not rabid. I mean, how can you be a rabid fan of a team that sucks nine out of every ten years. But they're my Chiefs and I keep up with them most of the time. Oh and I keep track of NASCAR a little bit cause Carl Edwards doesn't live too far from me... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2011 at KdBlog
Last weekend's writing expo in Fulton, MO was terrific. I wish you all could have been there. I didn't remember to take a camera, but at some point I will have some video so if you're interested, check back for updates. Thanks to everyone that came out and supported us this year. Hope to see you all back again in 2013. KD Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2011 at KdBlog
It's not too late. The Mid-Mo Writing Expo: Immortal Words is tomorrow September 17th at The Mueller Student Center at Westminster College in Fulton, MO. You can still sign up. $15 gets the conference and lunch. If you're looking for how to put a little romance in your mystery, stop by my breakout session at 1:40 Romancing the Mystery. Y'all should come. I have cookies. Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2011 at KdBlog
Tomorrow I'll join with family. We'll eat too much, laugh too much and then eat some more. It's one of my favorite times of the year. A day spent with family and with no stress or worry. A chance to smily and laugh and remember those that aren't there at the table anymore with laughter and stories. And the best part, after Thanksgiving, I can sing Christmas carols to my hearts content. I'm thankful for a wonderful family, great food, children that make me proud every day, and hope that next year can be even better. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2010 at KdBlog
So I dropped by my blog looking for an old post and realized I hadn't posted since August. I knew it had been a while, but I didn't realize it had been that long. I took a little tour through all my old posts just to see what was what and realized that about ninety percent of my posts were about writing or reading. And I don't really have much more to say about that. I'd be glad to answer questions if anyone has any, but I just don't have a lot more to say about the act of writing,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2010 at KdBlog
You've seen those ads on facebook I'm sure. The one that assured you companies can not wait for you to try their product and write reviews. The bonus is whatever product you test and review you get to keep. A long long time ago, before Al Gore invented the Internet, I joined some kind of handyman club. It came with a magazine with lots of good information. Along with the first copy of the magazine was a chance to join their review team. Let me just say here that I love tools. Hand tools, power tools, antique tools. So, I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at KdBlog
So let's celebrate National Waffle Day by bringing me waffles for my birthday. Let's see. Waffles for breakfast. Waffle sandwich for lunch. Waffles and gravy for dinner. And a waffle cone for dessert. Feel free to stop by with your waffles any time during the week. In another note, It's also Vesuvius Day. The anniversary of the day Mr. Vesuvius buried Pompeii under tons of lava and ash. I suppose we could incorporate this into waffle day by building a waffle volcano and letting syrup pour down the side to bury the eggs and bacon beneath. Um, Happy Vesuvius Waffle... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at KdBlog
Killer Nashville is over for another year. This was my first trip and I really enjoyed it. I met some great people and if I managed to make it home with all my business cards and swag, I hope to connect with them online so we can get better acquainted. Coral, if you're reading this email me. I lost you after the Jeffrey Deaver interview. Anyone that I met up with, that doesn't hear from me should stalk me on facebook or twitter because I suck at keeping track of all the cool cards that I pick up. I did... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2010 at KdBlog
I come from a long line of rescuers. Kittens, bunnies, puppies, I've rescued them all. My first rescue came when I was about five years old. I saw my cat carrying something that looked like a baby bunny in it's mouth. I took it away, discovered it was just a mouse and handed it back to the cat. The mouse thought that was a terrible plan and promptly bit me. I became my doctor's first mouse bite victim. I don't know whether he ever had another. My mom had the best rescue story. We had a cat that went missing.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2010 at KdBlog
I tried an online dating service. I wanted a date. Sheesh, give me a break okay. I must say that it's improved a hundred percent since the last time I gave it a whirl way back in it's infancy. See, the first time I tried it, I was doing research for a story. I posted a real profile, used my real photo and hey if I'd met someone, that would have been cool, but I wasn't invested in the process, I just wanted to see how it worked. I got hit on by twelve lesbians and six detroit gangbangers. My... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2010 at KdBlog
I was over at Tawna Fenske's blog, Don't Pet Me I'm Writing, yesterday. If you haven't been you should drop by, I promise you will laugh. Anyway, yesterday she blogged about Dog Poo Karma. Dog Poo Karma works like this, if you don't pick up after your pup, at some point, you are going to trod in someone else's derelict poo. If you don't believe this, read the post and comments section. I don't have a dog poo tale, but one of the comments mentioned someone getting bird poo bombed and that made me remember a story. No I didn't... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2010 at KdBlog
How do you build a readership? Agents tell you to start a website even before you are published. So I started KdWrites. Step One--Check Next start a blog. Talk about whatever you want. Let people know who you are and what you do. If your blog is entertaining you can gain readers. So I started KdBlog. Step Two--Check Get into social media. Get your name out there. Make friends. Reconnect with old friends. So I opened a Facebook account, KD Easley, and a Twitter account, KdWrites. Step Three--Check Then I took it a step further and joined Crimespace, Goodreads, Grouply... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2010 at KdBlog
Hi guys, Author E.B. Davis interviewed me over at Writers Who Kill. This is part two of the interview. Drop in and leave a comment. A winner will be drawn from the comment pool and they get their choice of a signed copy of Murder at Timber Bridge or Where the Dreams End. Come on over to Writers Who Kill. Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at KdBlog
I'm guest blogging today over at Motherhoot. Drop in for a family story so hot it sizzles. After that, stop by Writers Who Kill and catch the first installment of my author interview. They were both great fun. Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2010 at KdBlog
Check out part one of the interview I did with E.B. Davis over at Writers Who Kill. Leave a comment and you could win a signed copy of Where the Dreams End or Murder at Timber Bridge. Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2010 at KdBlog
I've resisted writing this blog post for months, but I need to get it off my chest. If you stopped by for something funny, I apologize. I'll get back to that tomorrow, but if you've got a minute read on. And if you agree, or disagree, or just want to vent, leave a comment. It's day one hundred of the Gulf Oil Spill. The cap is on. Cleanup continues, but in my opinion there's still one question that hasn't been answered. How did this happen? I just don't understand it. Oh I get the mechanics of the tragedy, explosion, fire,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2010 at KdBlog
SALE SALE SALE!!! Purchase a signed copy of Where the Dreams End or Murder at Timber Bridge this week from the KdWrites Store and receive a copy of Nine Kinds of Trouble Free. Just type FREETROUBLE in the subject line of an email and send it to kd @ kdwrites dot com Then in the body of the email let me know which book you ordered and your name so I can match it up with the web order. Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2010 at KdBlog
As you celebrate this important national holiday, take a minute to share your favorite tequila concoction. Here's mine... Ingredient. 1 oz excellent tequila, 1 shot glass, one slice of lime, one shaker of salt, Jimmy Buffet CD of your choice. Turn on Music Apply salt Shoot Tequila Suck Lime Repeat as necessary Happy National Tequila Day! Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2010 at KdBlog
I'm working on the second book of a series I never intended to write. My main character, Brocs Harley is a repo man who got caught up in an ugly situation when his little brother is murdered. That book was called Where the Dreams End, and it was Brocs' story start to finish. A vignette into the darkest time in his life and how he dealt with it. Those that have read it, liked it. They liked the character and wanted to see him again. Hence the reason I've started working on book two in the Repo Man Series. The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2010 at KdBlog
Everybody has a junk drawer. Some people might even have two. I inherited a junk house. My mom was a bit of a pack rat. I started decrapifying her house almost five years ago. It wasn't easy, as every time I tried to throw something out, she'd grimace and sigh, or stalk off in a snit. She passed away a little over a year ago, and the decrapifying has gotten easier, but it's still an enormous undertaking trying to remove 45 years worth of accumulated stuff. I'm not into stuff. I'm a minimalist. If I have a place to put... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2010 at KdBlog
Back in the day, they were the tightest ship in the shipping business. I am a regular customer and the big brown trucks stop by my house on a regular basis. I love internet shopping. I don't have to get dressed, I don't have to shower, I don't have to leave the house, I don't have to talk to anyone. Um, but his is about Brown and not about my social inadequacies. I stopped by Brown today to ship something quite fragile to my sailor stationed halfway across the country. It would have been cheaper to pack and ship it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2010 at KdBlog
The idea for this blog post came to me because I am currently sitting inside my house listening to the rumble of thunder and watching the rain. South of me severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued and we are currently under a tornado watch. This is not uncommon in this area as I live on the edge of tornado alley. I know the goal of weathercasters everywhere is to be able to warn of tornados early enough that people can make it to safety before the twister actually arrives. That's awesome and the results of the improvements in tornado forecasting... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2010 at KdBlog