Stuff that's going on today and this weekend. In other news, there will be more news.
Mom, as everything blows up: DON'T LOSE LUKE'S LIGHTSABER. Me: Jeez, Mom. Priorities. Mom: If that lady with the glasses kept it in a box all this time, it must be important. Does she die? I really like her. Get on the Internet and find out.
I passed the 1k pin mark on my Pinterest board (link). Not that many in the grand scheme of things, but considering I started just to have a few boards for my most recent books. Spirit and Dust, for example. (link) Then I pinned some inspiration for my next project, and then I just started adding… Continue reading Five-Layer Cake of Brain Food
The only thing that makes pop culture iconography better is when it involves Cookie Monster. Like the Siri/iPhone commercial where CM is waiting impatiently for Siri to count down the timer for his cookies in the oven. I have this theory that as adults we love CM as much as (or more than) we did as… Continue reading The (Cookie) Monster in All of Us (Movie Monday: Blooper Reel Edition)
Back in the days I had an allowance and few financial responsiblities, I briefly became a collector of things. The seeds, I suppose, were planted by my childhood collection of Star Wars action figures (which met a tragic end in an alluminum storage building one blistering Texas summer), and the all star cast of Barbie and… Continue reading The Thrill of the Hunt
So, in Norway, when something is completely nuts, it's Texas. As in, "der var helt texas," or, "that's totally texas." (Yes, lower case. Because it's an adjective. Duh.) Now, mind you, a situation can be totally texas, but not a person. Which is an interesting (and oddly logical) distinction. Here's the tumbler post that brought this… Continue reading And Texas is slang for “crazy.”
I really like lists. Lists, timelines, graphs, charts...not because I'm the most methodical of people, but precisely because I'm not. There's always a lot going on in noggin, and it's not terribly orderly in there. The big ideas are kind of wibbly wobbly all over time and space, and the little idea are sort of this gnat like cloud… Continue reading Leonardo’s To Do List and Michelangelo’s Groceries
Today is my two month new house anniversary. I still love my little townhouse. I thought that having neighbors in such close proximity would take getting used to, but really? I lived in the land of the big house and small yard, so this isn't that much different. In fact, it's kind of quiet. But… Continue reading No Penguins Were Harmed Making This Post
No one ever believes me when I say that I’m an introvert at heart. If you’ve ever met me at a book event, you know what I mean. I have no trouble with public speaking, and I enjoy talking with readers and writers and librarians. I have a reputation as bubbly and outgoing. This is… Continue reading Soylent Green is People
Here's what's floating my boat this week. Why? Because "Friday Faves" sounds cool. 1. Gillian Flynn. This is not a YA author. (Not by any stretch of the imagination.) She writes books about grisly murders and really twisted up characters. Her book Gone Girl is a best seller, and deservedly so. Her books keep me… Continue reading Friday Faves – The Twisted, The Pretty, and the Yummy