Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Sorry for the shouting, but this is BIG NEWS!!! Go on over to Moonrat's Blog and enter. And, if you haven't been following Moonie's blog, SHAME ON YOU!! :P

Monday, March 29, 2010


So, I changed my template. What do you think? Too bright? Too busy? Like? Tell me in the comments!

I am plain old DYING right now with lack of time. I think I have mentioned before that I lost my writing time after being hired two extra days at the preschool. I realized today that I haven't really written or done a good revision since that happened. ARGH! Of course, my husband is completely unhelpful - "Just tell them no." Right.

Anyway, Spring Break is coming up, and I think I am going to try to hire a babysitter for at least one day so I can work. I have decided to take a day off in mid-April, as well. Here's hoping I can get LOTS of work done! Oh, and if you see me online between the hours of 9am and 3pm est. on April 23, please feel free to yell at me. Profusely.

Here are a couple of fun posts I found today. You should check them out.

Carrie Harris posts an interview with Kody Keplinger and some links to more interviews.

Jenny Bent posts on rejection.

Jim at Dystel and Goderich Literary Agency Blog will tell you what to read next if you tell him the last five books you read.

Enjoy those!

Also, my brother's band, The Rise of Defiance, released their CD last weekend. They are working on getting it on iTunes this week. My middle child sings on the first track and it is AWESOME! If you like metal/rock you should check them out!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Guest Post! By Mike Jung!


Mike was the winner of GONE by Michael Grant in my recent contest. When I mailed him the book, I asked if he'd like to do a guest post here, and HE SAID YES!

I am excited to present you with Mike's guest post -- via vlog!!! **applause**

So, what do you think about series? I love reading series, but I'm not sure I'd love writing them. I can see my current ms having series potential, but I'm not sure if I'd like, you know, HAVING to come up with a new storyline for this character.

Thanks so much, Mike! You are awesome!!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Future is NOW

Compare. This GE Commercial:

With this:

I can't wait to get some Tribbles! LOL.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Kids are funny

Well, I wanted to post something all writerly, but, then this happened, and I had to share it instead.

DD1 (5yo): If you don't wear green on Leprechaun Day, the leprechaun will sneak up and pinch you.

DS (7yo): Well I will *squish* that leprechaun!


What funny things do your kids (or kids you know) say?

Monday, March 8, 2010

Contests! Contests!

Hooray for more contests!

Suzette and Bethany are having a followers giveaway with a prize from agent Suzie Townsend of FinePrintLit! ZOMG!

Elana Johnson is having a followers giveaway, too! Squee!

Go enter! :)