Saturday, November 06, 2010


Joelle Anthony, of whom I am a devoted fan, writes about Kennedy Foster's ALL ROADS LEAD ME BACK TO YOU on her blog today.

I laughed when Joelle wrote that she liked the title.  It's the 7,000th one we talked about.  It had three covers too and I loved each one of them.  The final one you see is amazing, isn't it?

I love this book a lot. You might too.

Honest to garmamond, how can you do this?

In the query mail today:

Janet, Do you handle, are you interested in, my (redacted)* Cozy Mystery series?

* With recipes. Thanks for the helpful information. (author's first name)

When I get "a query"**  like this I just want to shoot something:

**I can't even think of calling this a query. It doesn't come close to meeting the minimum standards for a real query.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

So, whadda ya wondering?

Kathleen Ortiz, about whom much has been said here recently, is looking for input on a presentation she's preparing for a writing conference. Hop on over and help her out.

Who the heck made THIS list?

best sidekicks in FlavorWire.
Oh please.

As IF!

They missed some of the best. (Joe Pike, sidekick to Elvis Cole for starters; Dox, sidekick to John Rain, too.)

Who do you think they missed?

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

One of those days, part three

On twitter today, I saw this:

Reagan Arthur reaganart Lately this has come to mind & so I post it now in case 1 of you somehow missed it: How to Put on a Sports Bra. 

So I clicked. And read it aloud to the assembly.

And everyone in the Reef literally laughed so hard we cried. 

Thanks Reagan!

It's been one of those days, part two

It's been one of those days that you can't actually blog about but involves a lot of whining, moaning, and shrieking.

To cheer me up, our deputy godsend Mackenzie sent me this picture of cute baby animals. Upon receipt I immediately realized this was a picture of the ReefDwellers today.

Your job:
In the comments column, tell me which animal is which reef dweller, left to right.

Your choices: Mackenzie; The Suzie Townsend; Godsend Mer-Bear; The Shark Herself.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Consider this Draft Zero

Some very good advice on writing during National Novel Writing Month by Chuck Wendig (represented by Stacia Decker who has a very keen eye for talent)

It's 38degrees...I'm going to Georgia!

Sometimes it doesn't take a crowbar to pry me out of New York; it only requires the promise of warm weather!

Yes, it's 38degrees today and it's not going to be much warmer this week.  It's fitting that the announcement of Murder Goes South is up today: I'm heading south to the Peach State in January!

Tickets for the event go on sale today.  You might want to come and hang out with me!

Writing a novel for National Novel Writing month?

This post from Toni McGee Causey back in 2008 might help.