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Southern California
I write historical crime fiction
Interests: Reading, knitting, petting dogs, and decorating my house.
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My website is responsive but I doubt it will help my search results (it hasn't thus far). I'm competing w/ a porn star who shares my name and I'm losing the battle.
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I agree too! Don't get rid of the At Homes, I love them!
Toggle Commented Aug 27, 2014 on At Home With Shannon Acheson at A Beautiful Mess
This is soooooo interesting, Jeri. Thank you very much for detailing your process so far.
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2014 on How Goes Self-Publishing? at Getting Medieval
A few minutes ago I read this post about Meghan McCain's boobs and it got me thinking. Warning--this post is kind of tangental to the post about Meghan, not directly relevant to the original. That's just how I roll. About... Continue reading
Happy Friday, everyone! My new story, Corn Nut Caper, is featured on Shotgun Honey today. Check it out, and while you're there, be sure to check out some of the other great stories. It's one of the best places to... Continue reading
Steve Weddle invited me to do a guest post on Do Some Damage today. Check it out: The Diary of Diary of Bedlam Thanks to Steve and the rest of the crew at Do Some Damage for letting me vent--er--visit. Continue reading
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Apr 23, 2012
Forget writing a novel--what about the pitch'? That one perfect sentence designed to describe the plot and provide an emotional hook so that whoever you're telling it to says "I want to read more!" I've struggled with my pitch Diary... Continue reading
Did you know April is National Poetry month? I didn't either until a few days ago. Back in the day, I used to write a lot of poetry. Long before I ever found the courage to write a novel, I... Continue reading
Well, sorta. I'm officially querying again and so far, so good. My only real complaint is that it takes awhile to get responses, and since I'm not generally known for my patience, I've resorted to even more obsessive-compulsive gmail refreshing... Continue reading
What does it mean to write the best novel you can? I think I might finally have the answer. Over the weekend I attended Left Coast Crime in Sacramento. It was a great conference this year, filled to the brim... Continue reading
Indeed, Sabrina, where have you been?
Thanks Weddle! You know how much I appreciate your contribution to it, I hope.
AKA: FInish Your Manuscript Before Querying Agents I'm at the tail end of this latest revision on Diary of Bedlam. So close I can taste it, in fact. And frankly, it's tasting pretty darned delicious. This was a huge revision.... Continue reading
There's nothing I like more than a good before and after. When we started renovating the condo a year ago, I couldn't wait to see the before/after pictures. To compare them side by side. But when the condo was done and ready to be put up for sale, I couldn't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2012 at Crafty Devil
It took about 10 days to walk without crutches and I don't remember how long it took to use stairs--maybe six weeks? That might be too long. By the end of 3 months I was going up and down stairs like nothing happened, but I was definitely able to climb them (albeit rather gimpy) way before that. Good luck w/ your surgery!
"It's important to set aside time to daydream, as much as it is to have writing time. After all, you need something to write about." --Thomas Pluck Hello there, fellow slackers! Today we have another installment of "GET TO WORK,"... Continue reading
"Shortly before I fall sleep, I remind myself where I left off and what I'll want to tackle the next day." - Kris Neri As you know from this post, I recently asked several of my writer friends how they... Continue reading
Over Christmas, I convinced my grandma to give me these: You see, I'd long been enamored of the giant fork and spoon, and now I have a vintage kitchen. I thought they'd look perfect. I was right, I love them. Liz Lemon has a orange pair in her office: Inspired... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2012 at Crafty Devil
"When I finally commit to a novel or even something short I like to get it done and not lose momentum. I find inertia plays a big part in getting through a novel and keeping an even tone to the... Continue reading
On Tuesday we celebrate the one year anniversary of living in our house. To celebrate, I thought I'd post pictures of my office space. John Hornor Jacobs started this "trend" of writers showing their office a couple of months ago.... Continue reading
This is an admittedly self-indulgent post, but really, aren't they all? Still, I feel required to begin with that disclaimer because I'm feeling rather traumatized at the moment when I really have no right to be, as you shall soon... Continue reading
From the book's website: Christine wakes up every morning in an unfamiliar bed with an unfamiliar man. She looks in the mirror and sees an unfamiliar, middle- aged face. And every morning, the man she has woken up with must... Continue reading
Happy New Year! I love the start of a new year. Everything feels all fresh and full of potential. Actually, I love smaller starts too: Mondays, Birthdays, whatever. I don't need much to motivate me to start something new or... Continue reading