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Now you know my theory about writers…

It's this, they all seem to be pretty crazy looking.  At least the ones I heartily love.  But here's the thing.  I've been working my way through P.G. Wodehouse for a while now. Jeeves is insanely funny, and the audio books are amazing.  The other day when I realized I just couldn't do King Solomon's Mines I… Continue reading Now you know my theory about writers…

Book Reviews

Writers…

You know what I like about these reviews I've been doing?  Learning about the kooks whose crazy brains put out these books.  I mean, look at these people: I really feel like I should dreadlock my hair or something.  Speaking of kooks.  There's James Malcom Rymer.  He wrote "Penny Dreadfuls" including the epic Varney the Vampire.  Before… Continue reading Writers…

Book Reviews, Foster Parenting, Writing

Review: Tom Sawyer Detective (with references to other books thrown in)

  So first of all.  Meh on this one.  For me this is a solid 3 stars.  I liked it well enough, but if it were a stand alone rather than the 4th book, I'd *probably* not read the sequel. The thing I've been noticing lately is that many a book has a HUGE character.… Continue reading Review: Tom Sawyer Detective (with references to other books thrown in)

Family, Foster Parenting, Mina, These Lying Eyes, Vancouver/ Portland

The Crazy Train

Here's the thing about the mass, mound, bunch, lot, assemblage, mess, pack, and swarm of crazy ruling my life.  It's too much.  It's just too much.  Somehow I haven't yet collapsed.  My mom and I have a no break-downs pact.  Here's what I have going: 1) My FiestyPants and BoyBlue are being transitioned home to… Continue reading The Crazy Train

These Lying Eyes

Tom Sawyer Review! Editor update!

Have you ever read a book that seemed to delve right into your childhood self?  Man, Tom Sawyer does that for me.  Especially the pieces where the kids get in trouble and imagine dying for the revenge of their death on their parents. I used to do that.  What a little brat I was.  My brothers… Continue reading Tom Sawyer Review! Editor update!

Family, Foster Parenting, These Lying Eyes

Um, my book is at the editor…

At the editor... OMGoodness!!!! Sure that's a roller coaster.  Like roller coasters and tornados, I find having my book at the editor is terrifying.  My editor is this professional, talented woman, and she is looking over These Lying Eyes which I've been working on for years.  She's looking at it, judging it, and making (I hope) valuable feedback.… Continue reading Um, my book is at the editor…

Foster Parenting, These Lying Eyes

Want to learn more about Amanda’s writing process and her choosing an editor?

Check out my new post at IndieScribblers. Also, this was basically my night, not just my future melt down. Mostly because, maybe, probably, we'll see today, I'll have a new baby placed with me for fostering.  There are two on the table--one of them is legally free and adoptable.  If I disappear for a while,… Continue reading Want to learn more about Amanda’s writing process and her choosing an editor?

These Lying Eyes

Writing is like birthing a baby…

I wouldn't know anything about that, but I saw it twice online today.  At different websites, even!  So it MUST be true. this:   somehow = this: Obviously. I don't know about that whole birth thing.  But this I do know, bringing this book along the publishing road brings the crazies out in me something… Continue reading Writing is like birthing a baby…