My Top 5 Productivity Time Suckers

This is not a statement that will shock you, but I'm on the computer a LOT. Between writing and promoting and also being a huge nerd, it's kind of ridiculous how much I'm clicking around. Sometimes that's good! I get a lot of pages done every day on my books and I can have fun interacting with readers online. But sometimes, I'm just screwing around. And here are my Top 5 Productivity Time Suckers (most of them online): 1. Pinterest. One day Pinterest showed up in my life and now I could waste Read more [...]

Childhood Flashbacks: Why Toy Hunter Makes Me Squeal

Have you guys been watching Toy Hunter on the Travel Channel? It's a reality show about Jordan Hembrough, a toy collector and dealer who goes out into the world and seeks out collectible toys from people's attics, collector rooms, basements and just about everywhere. He buys them and then resells in his store, at shows and online. Sounds kindĀ of meh, I know. But seriously, it is AMAZING!!!! But let me back up. I am a child of the 80s. I loved Star Wars, My Little Pony, Care Bears, Rainbow Read more [...]

7 Reasons Why Life Will Be Better Under Our Zombie Overloads

Last month the world was supposed to end. It didn't, which was encouraging, but while we were all waiting for it to happen, I couldn't help but think about zombies. I know, shocking. But hey, if I'm going to be a part of an apocalypse, I want it to be a good one. Anyway, while I was waiting for the zombies, I started wondering: Would life actually be better under a zombie regime? Surprisingly, I found some good arguments for the answer being yes! If zombies rule the world, they might just be awesome! Read more [...]

Oscar Picks

I've actually watched a lot of movies this year. For me. It's funny, I love movies, LOVE THEM. But I hate GOING to movies. It is something about sitting in a theatre, not being able to multi-task and it I hate it I can't get out easily that makes me all... twitchy. So I have to build myself up to seeing something in the theatre. It's sad because my sweet, awesome husband LOVES going to movies. So this year, espeically over the holidays, I did my best to swallow my movie theatre anxiety and go with Read more [...]

The Best Show You (Probably) Aren’t Watching

So if you've ever visited here before, read my books or met me, you probably know that I'm a bit of a geek. More than a bit, to be fair. I like fun, weird, quirky stuff, including television shows. There's one that is coming up in about four days that I cannot wait for!!! A show that blows my mind just about every time. And you know what, you probably aren't watching it and you should be. FaceOff is a reality show on SyFy Network that is about make-up artists. They bring in ten or twelve up and Read more [...]

Documentaries I’ve Liked Lately

Okay, how much do we love Netflix? Seriously, it's like the best thing ever. Not only do I get to keep up with every television show ever made in history, keep up with movies, watch a bunch of shit I loved as a kid (Um, we watched the He-Man and She-Ra Christmas special over the holiday Wow. Wooooow.), but I also get to watch Documentaries. I actually love documentaries. There's something compelling about reality under a lens, something I might not know about before I watch it. So here Read more [...]

Opening the Floor for Questions

It's a new year and with new years always come new promises. I've made one to myself that I'll blog more often and I have some pretty cool topics I'm hoping I'll be able to cover in the next 12 months. But I also want to write things that are interesting to you all, so I'm opening up the floor for questions. If you've ever wanted to know anything about: Writing Publishing Zombies Monsters Where Ideas Come From Where Babies Come From What My Cats are Doing Right Now What Awesome Read more [...]

2012 in Review

Wow, hard to believe that 2012 is over. I mean, first off, we all survived the "apocalypse", so that was good. But this past year seemed to fly by for me. So, as we pack away the holiday decorations and I get back to work for another year, I thought I'd do a little recap of the highlights of my 2012. 1. I wrote 5 Books and several short stories (for the blog and a collection). These were 3 erotic historical romances for my other name, the second monster book (the first was already written) and Read more [...]

The Award for Tortillas Goes To…

Back in the summer, I was scanning around the universe (or at least my part of the universe) and started wondering... how do you get to be a speaker for the Pima County Library System? We live here now and we have a library really right down the road from us, so it seemed like the thing to do. After a little bit of searching, I came to the page for the Pima County Government and realized I would have to go through the procurement process. Basically it's how the county picks everything, from who installs Read more [...]

The OTHER Jesse Petersens

Everyone has a double, at least that's what is said. Somewhere out there, a twin for all of us. I've never met mine, but I know for sure that there are other Jesse Petersens out there. Like other people with that name. Recently that was brought home to me when my husband was doing a search for my Amazon gift list for Christmas (don't go looking, it's actually private LOL). He didn't find me, but he did find a few other Jesses and we loved what was on THEIR Christmas lists: 1. Fundamentals of Composites Read more [...]