Monthly Archives: July 2008

How awful, it’s a…?????

Whew. There has been some huge thing happening right in back of my house for most of the afternoon…and I don’t have the slightest idea what it is. The street behind mine is a numbered state road and fairly well-trafficked. … Continue reading

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Because I haven’t for a while…random updates!

Wow, July has been a busy month! I still haven’t written up a full Readercon report, but I’ll be doing that. I’ve started making a “to-do list” in my journal every day, with two sections. The first section is in … Continue reading

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eeny-memy

I wasn’t going to do any more memes, but this one actually taxed my brain enough to be worth the time. Ganked from halfmoon_mollie:

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Adventures in home ownership, chapter 1,236

So, I just had the gas company man here, at 1:30 a.m., in a thunderstorm, to shut off the gas to my kitchen stove. Arrgghh… I’ve been noticing whiffs of gas smell off and on for a while, but only … Continue reading

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More cool stuff…

I came home from Saturday at Readercon (I was commuting to the con) to find a notification of a new online review of Mortal Touch. I had discovered this review site, Bitten by Books, when Mayra Calvani interviewed the owner … Continue reading

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YESSSS!!!!!!!!!!!! *high five*

Court tosses FCC `wardrobe malfunction’ fine Fuck you, FCC!!!!! This still does not address the fundamental obscenity and spiritual sickness of our culture regarding any naked breast (for that matter, a naked penis) as “indecent” by definition, regardless of circumstances. … Continue reading

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Readercon 19 this weekend!

I will be appearing at Readercon 19 this weekend, beginning Thursday evening, July 17th, through Sunday, July 20th, at the Boston Marriott Burlington in Burlington, Massachusetts. The Boston Marriott Burlington is on Route 128 northwest of Boston, off exit 33B … Continue reading

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Oh, and a few other cool things…

Morven Westfield interviewed me as a vampire author for her podcast series, “Vampires, Witches and Geeks.” If you want to hear me talk about my fictional vampires and their characteristics, and quite a bit about vampire folklore and why I … Continue reading

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This is pretty cool…

I entered Mortal Touch into several contests. The only one I still haven’t heard results for is the Massachusetts Book Awards, given annually by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. Along with the awards, this organization lists an annual “census” … Continue reading

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Oh, this is TOO funny…

http://biz.yahoo.com/cnnm/080709/070908_stolen_cars.html?.&.pf=insurance Once again, the 1995 Honda Civic was the most stolen car in America, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, but auto theft appears to have declined dramatically for the fourth year in a row. That’s the car that … Continue reading

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