I, Effing Feline, am struck by a line in the snippet I’ve chosen for your delectation today: she’d never had so much fun in her whole life as in the last ten minutes It made me think what is the most fun I’ve ever had in my life. It was the first time I xxxxxxx […]

I, Effing Feline,  remember when a car exploded in the alley behind Mr Valentine’s house. True story — would I lie to you? The car was stolen, abandoned, and set on fire. When the gas exploded — and here’s the thing — it sounded like a gas oven being lit, thwump, and flames shot up […]

I currently have not one but two WIPs. Given the way I work, that’s terribly unwise — but while I usually hold sway over my Muse, sometimes she throws me curve balls and strikes out my commonsense. I’m continuing with the opening of my sci-fi adventure WIP tentatively titled Secrets of Love and War. Last […]

I, Effing Feline, tried to scratch my way into the innards of Mr Valentine’s couch (as I showed you last week). Mrs V is smart, though. She taped tin foil over my scratching place, trimmed my claws, and then closed the door to the family room. Here’s another snippet from Rescuing Prince Charming. Dusty Johnson, a […]

Welcome to the second year of the Marketing for Romance Writers yearlong blog hop. This week, the writing prompt is: A Book that has Influenced My Life That’s a tough one. There are so many! After much deliberation — at least 20 seconds worth — I’m going to go with the book that marked the beginning […]

I should clarify the title of this post. I never expect to win an award (except perhaps a Nobel Prize, which of course I totally deserve) but recently two have tumbled out of the blue with no warning — and neither of them even hit me on the head. Which is very cool. SFR Galaxy […]

I can’t believe it’s been a month since I hooked up with Book Hooks. Tempus, she does fugit. I currently have not one but two WIPs, which is terribly unwise — but while I usually hold sway over my Muse, sometimes she throws me curve balls and strikes out my commonsense. Here’s the very opening […]

I, Effing Feline, lost not one, not two, but three claws this morning. That may not be important to you, but to me it is a big, big relief. Furthermore, it’s a sign of my clawing prowess! You see, we cats don’t actually lose claws, only old sheaths of claws, kind of like snakes shedding […]

I, Effing Feline, think the Internet is stupid. Last week I asked you readers to send me food so I survive the diet I’ve been forced onto. But know what? And it’s really, really dumb . . . The only thing you can send over the Internet are electrons. I can’t eat &^%$#* electrons!!! While […]

Welcome to the second year of the Marketing for Romance Writers yearlong blog hop. This week, the writing prompt is: How much of myself is in my writing? Short answer: Less and less with each book. Long answer: My first published novel contained a number of elements of my life. The setting was the Chicago neighborhood […]