Category Archives: Personal blither

The Writing in 2015

The last quarter of 2014 and most of 2015 was heavy going for me: The Greywalker series came to a close; I was diagnosed with a tumor and had a lot of tests and surgery, then a long, slow recovery … Continue reading

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Darkness Behind My Eyes

Close your eyes, and you are afloat in a sea of eigengrau, amid a sargasso of phosphenes. Let me explain (and see if I got this right.) Apparently, when you close your eyes, the “blackness” that you see is a … Continue reading

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Dead Birds Tell Tall Tales

Yesterday there was a Hummingbird Incident here. Jack the labradork kept going to the sliding glass door and wanting to go out. So I would let him. He’d poke at the glass and the door mat and then want to … Continue reading

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Opportunism is a Bitch

We have two hummingbird feeders. The flying menaces have only recently noticed the window-mounted one on the back door. Alas, so have the ants. Mr. Kat initially decided not to use the “ant moat” that came with the window-mounted feeder … Continue reading

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Such Company!

Oh my goose! I made a list: The Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi Blogs “Nightmare Noir” list “6 Gritty Supernatural Crime Novels” and the company is amazing! (Also, that’s my first book right there on the banner!–See Kat Squeeeee like a … Continue reading

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Writer in Hell

In the course of nine published novels, a novella, about a dozen published shorts, and innumerable unpublished bits and pieces (read: crap and trunk work) I’ve never had a character go rogue on me. I am not one of those … Continue reading

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Doesn’t Matter How Fast You Type…

Well, the novel revision is done and sent and various other projects are moving forward–including the selling of the novel and writing a lot of support materials. But also meeting the obligations of all the short stories I agreed to … Continue reading

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Passing Muster on Magic

I’m floored. Physics professor and pop-science writer Chad Orzel has mentioned me and my Greywalker novels in an article about Magic in the World of Science published earlier this week at Forbes.com. I’m one of only three women (JK Rowling … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Me!

This was my present to myself last year on my birthday–it’s silly, but it still tickles my fancy.

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Exercise Sucks

Bleh! Today I cleaned and re-lubricated the glides on my elliptical treadmill thingy and thought “I should get back on this thing.” So I did. For all of 10 minutes. It’s been almost 8 months since I last used it … Continue reading

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Nostalgie de la Pain

When I was in college (at Cal State Long Beach) there was a restaurant, called Hamburger Henry’s, that lay on the route between my apartment in downtown and the campus on the east side. They frequently put animal shaped loves … Continue reading

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Writer’s Disease

I am suffering from a relative of “Book Hangover”–that inability to start a new book because you’re still lingering in the world of the last one. See: I’m trying to work after almost two months of being unable to (and … Continue reading

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