So . . . that happened.

I finished Blood Rain a few weeks ago, in April 2017.

I’ve signed a contract with Canadian indie publisher Filidh Books.  When I know more about release dates and book signings and readings and all that jazz, I’ll update here, along with links to the publisher’s website.

It took me twelve years of on-again, off-again writing to finish Blood Rain. It’s gross and scary and funny. I hope you’ll like it.

I’m hard at work on Downward Dog. 

The story I want to be able to tell at parties is that writing the first novel took twelve years, but writing the second only took four months.

Even if it takes longer than that, I might tell that story anyway. (Writers are such liars).

NaNoWriMo 2015


I am taking the plunge. But I will be cheating a bit– I need (let’s say) another 20K words for Blood Rain, and 30K for Downward Dog. So my NaNoWriMo experience won’t be focused on one project. I know it’s against the rule. I don’t care. Do you think I became a writer because I was interested in rules?! (And, yes, the edge of hysteria in the last sentence is part of the NaNoWriMo crazy that hits me every year).

The word count as of this moment (link opens a new tab)


Blood Rain news

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The good news is . . .

Blood Rain only needs about 3 more chapters.

The bad news is . . .

I missed my self-imposed Sept 30 2015 deadline.

The good news is . . .

a small publisher has expressed interest in it.

The bad news is . . .

I don’t have any victims beta-readers yet.

The good news is . . .

I feel re-energized about this project and may actually finish the thing!



How much sub-plot is too much sub-plot? Is it a mere robust sub-plot or am I actually writing two novels simultaneously because I’ve succumbed to the madness? How do I know? I don’t know. I don’t even know how I’d start to know. *sigh* The Interweebs tells me it will always be less than sixBlood Rain has less than six, so I must be ok. *maniacal laughter*. I mean, it’s not like the Interweebs would lie to me.