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Saturday, November 26, 2016

RIP Darren

Poor Darren. He got sick with something so rare our vet had only seen it four times before in ten years. In DOGS. Never in cats. There was not much we could do for him, and he passed quietly in Dusty's lap last night just before midnight. We're all devastated by the loss of our Foster Kitty, as is his momma, Piper J. Drake. Here's what she said about him on Facebook:

Received sad news tonight. Rest in Peace my Darren.
Just out of college, I was in PetSmart. There was a large crate of kittens too young to be away from their mother, but they'd been abandoned and were there to find new homes. A man and his large dog were too near the kitten crate and the man was allowing his dog to terrorize the kittens. Almost all of the kittens were cowering in the bottom of the crate in the litter pan.
It was Darren at 4 weeks old, a dusty orange tabby, who climbed up to the top corner of the crate, stuck out a paw, and whapped the dog right across the nose. I took Darren home with me and he helped me make a home for a pack of 3 dogs.
Heartfelt thanks to Dustin & Dana for fostering him these past years when my living circumstances didn't allow for me to have him with me.
Goodbye, my Ninja Kitteh. May there be much catnip.



Goodbye, Darren. We love you.



Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here are some Turkey Day memes I couldn't help but share with you. Enjoy, and don't eat too much pie! 












Monday, October 31, 2016

Hold On

So. Hour of the Wolf is now on hold.


Yeah, I know. It's almost done, so now I put it on hold? Let me explain.

See, I realized that I'd been struggling for a while not only to complete this one, but to write at all. I'd lost my mojo.


After a long discussion with Dusty, I've decided that I need to set my current WIP aside and work on something else for a while. I hate doing it, but he's right. As it stands, that WIP will certainly get rejected. It's bad, guys. BAD.


I'll admit, I hate disappointing you guys who've been waiting for Noah and Iva's story, but trust me when I say this isn't the story they deserve. I'll get back to it, I promise you that. I just need to be in a place where I can edit and end it the way they (and you) deserve. So while it's on hold and I'm getting my mojo back, I'm working on Hide and Seek, the next True Destiny book.

Speaking of rejection, More Than Words was rejected by Carina Press. I'm going to go over it and, once I'm satisfied it's the best it can be (again), I'm going to send it to Samhain Publishing. If they take it, the series is theirs. If they don't...

I might self-publish it.



Friday, October 14, 2016

Kitty Cuisinart, I Choose YOU

So today I decided to pet my cat, Thumper. Mostly because he insisted, like he does most mornings at some point.



Doesn't he look so sweet and innocent?

Don't let that fool you. He's known as Psycho Kitty by my friends, and for a brief moment in time I forgot that.

Most of the time he hops on my lap, allows me to pet him, then descends to disappear to wherever he spends time when he's hiding from the dogs, or humans, or Darren. So today seemed like nothing new when he came to my desk and began stropping against my legs.

I should have kept an eye on the tail, though. That's usually a dead giveaway.



I don't know what I did, or who did what to him, but he decided about five seconds in that he was going to maul the shit out of me.



Hell, I even fell for the "pet my belly" trick because I was distracted thinking about my WIP. It was just like sticking my hand into, well...



Yeesh. Kitty is pissed. Maybe because I gave Precious (our elderly dog) pets first? Eh, it's not like I understand what they're thinking or anything.




Maybe I should just keep my hands on the keyboard.



Favorite Quotes

"I had the right to remain silent, but I didn't have the ability." Ron White

"So let me get this straight. You want me to kill the little guys, kill the big guys, crowd control those I can't, buff the team, debuff the boss, keep myself alive, AND keep you alive, all while waving a stick and dressed in a towel?" - Anonymous Role Playing Gamer

"I think that statue over there is a statement on modern life. The statement is, "Well, shit." - Varric, Dragon Age II

"Why is it all claws and guns? Can't we piss off a fuzzy planet? Still dangerous, but hey. Bunnies." - Joker, Mass Effect

"Last night, I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and thought to myself, "Where the heck is the ceiling?" - Dilbert


"Aim at the high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you'll hit the bull's-eye of success." - Annie Oakley

"It is only when you fall that you learn whether you can fly." - Flemeth, aka The Witch of the Wilds, Dragon Age 2

"The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, 'You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.'” - George Carlin

"I hear there's a wild bridge tournament down the street. And you know Bridge. It's a lot like sex. If you don't have a great partner, you'd better have a good hand." Barry Weiss, Storage Wars

"You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe." - Marcus Cole, Babylon 5, "A Late Delivery From Avalon"

"I aim to misbehave." - Capt. Malcolm Reynolds

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein

“If you think you can or think you cannot, you are correct.” - Henry Ford