In spite of a less than sheltered childhood and a little bit of a misspent youth, I’ve matured into a kind of wuss. It’s true. Years of trauma work, dealing with blood and guts every day, and I can’t deal with it. I don’t like scary psychological suspense thrillers, and I’ve tried to watch Silence … More A Cautionary Tale of Writing
Chimayo NEWS AND NOTES: Labor and delivery complete! It was long. It was arduous. It was painful. But my infant “Balefire” is now recovering in the new release nursery until she’s strong enough to be released. Whew, this one was tough. It is not part of the Damaged series, but an “accident” of NaNoWriMo 2012. … More You so want to come to New Mexico?
If I chose a simplistic overview, I’d speculate that some folks might guess that being a writer is kind of a hobby-like job. Dream up some idea, write it all down, tweak it so it looks and sounds about right, and send it off to a publisher. If one already has a contract–groovy! The editor … More A day, or several, in a writer’s life
I’m still a little flush with the excitement of finishing the first draft of “Balefire” and sending back the signed contract for it. This story derived as they often do from the ‘shotgun’. I entered Nanowrimo last year for the eighth year and won, as I have every year except 2005…when I did the whole thing … More Contest for give-aways!
I’ve returned from my whirlwind trip to Austin for the Lone Star Book Festival. Everything went smoothly and I had a chance to visit with friends old and new. There were 20+ authors from across the country and from several different publishers. It was great to put faces with the names that have become familiar. … More Re-entry Blogformation*
The Uses of Enchantment by Ann McMan December 12, 2012 Well I never been to Spain. But I kinda like the music. –Three Dog Night If anyone out there has any lingering curiosity about what authors do in that lull between the release of their latest books, and the end of their (brief) … More Guest Post From Ann McMan aka AMFA
Things are hopping around the Manse this week.(not that you could guess by the picture) Washing machines, vacuuming, suitcases being shuffled, and the requisite visit from the plumber-because-the cooler-ain’t coolin’. All this in preparation for a road trip to the Midwest. Next stop–Minneapolis, MN! Well, not exactly…probably somewhere in sunny Kansas. Eventually, Minnesota for the 8th … More Excitement in the air