More African Christmas Music I like to explore the lesser known alleyways of music, so today’s selection is from Africa. The song itself should be familiar, though! I don’t usually find that music videos add anything beyond the music by itself — but this video really manages to tell a touching story.

I, Effing Feline, told you last week that Mr Valentine — the book Ed inspired, not my pet — has been turned into a graphic novel. The book answers a question that I know has been keeping all of my fans up at night. Namely, what would Mr V look like if his dad was […]

I went to the dentist this week. That’s not usually the kind of information I share, but you see, the office had a nutcracker decoration in honor of Christmas. Not just any nutcracker, either. A DENTIST nutcracker. Needless to say, I told him about my latest science fiction romance, Alien Contact for a Christmas Nutcracker, […]

In Alien Contact for a Christmas Nutcracker, Holly Jansen is an American hired to conduct The Nutcracker ballet in a performance for and by alien humans from an alternate Earth. When she meets sexy Rafe Sekwa, the head of the dancers, he’s in the middle of a rehearsal. “If I am brusque,” he said, “it […]

African Christmas I like to explore the lesser known alleyways of music, so today’s selection is from Africa — Sing Noel, with plenty of great drumming included at no extra charge!

I, Effing Feline, am chuffed, thrilled, and purring. Finally, finally, I have gotten the glory I deserve — though not from my pet human, Mr Valentine. As many of you know, Ed’s called Mr Valentine after inspiring a Rita-Award finalist book of that name by a friend, Vicki Lewis Thompson. It’s about a guy with […]

In Alien Contact for a Christmas Nutcracker, Holly Jansen is an American hired to conduct The Nutcracker ballet in a performance for and by alien humans from an alternate Earth. During a tour of the aliens’ arts center, Lissette, the center’s manager, mentions that she’d had a one night stand with the lead dancer, Rafe […]

It’s December, so Duke and the Nutcracker I like to explore the lesser known alleyways of music, so today’s selection is a golden oldie — the Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn jazz version of The Nutcracker Suite. Instead of The Sugar Plum Fairy, they called this movement the Sugar Rum Cherry.

I, Effing Feline, have my own version of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. Ed, my pet human, recently celebrated his best ever NaNoWriMo by completing a record (for him) number of words on his next messterpiece. I call my version National Number of Winks Month, or NaNuWiMo. The goal is to grab the most […]

In case you missed the announcement last week, I’ve changed the name of the holiday novella I’ve been snippeting from. The new name is Alien Contact for a Christmas Nutcracker, rather than Enhanced Nutcracker. Using the word Christmas in the title seems wise from a marketing POV. Holly Jansen is an American hired to conduct The […]