Party Hard: 1993 Edition

I went to Iowa last week. It's my ancestral homeland (dad is from there). It's filled with lovely people, open spaces, and the occasional blizzard. Maybe more than just occasional, but still, well worth the trip. I was at the North Iowa Book Bash, and it was simply amazing. People,…

Baby Squirrel Rescue!

Today, we had an overload of cuteness courtesy of a baby squirrel. I found him in the front yard, confused and weak. I snatched him up from a feral cat, who was approaching him with bad intentions, took him inside, and began the process of Baby Squirrel Rescue. Here are…

Wanna succeed in writing? Find an Amy.

[caption id="attachment_1206" align="alignnone" width="482"] Here we see Amy in the wild.[/caption]   There's only one Amy, but every writer should aspire to have a friend like her. Here's why: She loves books. She knows the book community. She LOVES books. If you have further questions, see 1-3. Amy is my…

Free Chocolate

Dark chocolate. Shaped like a star. From Roanoke. It's MINE. ALL MINE. I spoke at the Roanoke Regional Writer's Conference (say that fast, dare ya) and Liz Long rewarded me with dark chocolate. This is not a drill. It's fancy. I have an online release party tonight for an anthology…