Taking a Break

I want to start this blog by saying how much I love all of you who come here. You are a very lovely, loyal band of readers who are always so kind and so sweet and so giving. Whatever comes after this, I want you to know how much I've appreciated the support since Married With Zombies came out in 2010. But the time has come for me to face a bitter truth, both for me and maybe for some of you. The merry band of Jesse Petersen readers just is not big enough and it does not seem to be growing. Sales Read more [...]

Today is My Birthday!

poppet with a camera / Birthday Photos / CC BY Yup, the title says it all. Today is my birthday and I'm 30-mushes a hand over her face-something years old today! I'm sure Mike will be doing something awesome that I won't be expecting, No pressure. And I'm sure I'll see the two best nephews ever. Then weekend of fun! Birthday extravaganza! Any suggestions of cool things to do (recalling that I don't drink so getting puke-drunk isn't on my list)? Also, can someone make me that Ghostbusters cake? Read more [...]

Question Wednesday: The Illinois Connection

On January 2nd I put out a call for questions (in conjunction with a contest) and many of you asked some great ones! Every Wednesday (until I run out of questions), I'll be answering them here! There may be ones that are related, so I'll answer multiple questions at once. You can always add a new questions to the queue by posting them as a comment here. Kristen asks:How did living in central Illinois impact your writing for this series? I know you are no longer there, but as a former Central Read more [...]

Happy 4th!

Hey everyone! As it is a holiday weekend here in the US, I wanted to say Happy 4th of July and I'll post again next week! There's a lot coming up in July, including the release of Club Monstrosity 2, The Monsters In Your Neighborhood, which comes out July 29. Enjoy your long weekend, what are you all doing? Pre-Order The Monsters In Your Neighborhood Amazon Pre-Order The Monsters In Your Neighborhood Barnes and Noble Read more [...]

Random Pictures

I thought it might be fun to post some of my weirdest pictures. Because I can. 🙂 We took this one while on a trip to North Carolina a few Thanksgivings ago. We drove to the coast and found this fort (now a museum) Is this not the best thing EVER? Order Club Monstrosity Amazon Order Club Monstrosity Barnes and Noble Read more [...]

On the Six

I was challenged to post the sixth sentence of the sixth page of a book in my collection. So here it goes: "No particularly demonic thoughts were giong through his head." -- Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett See, now I just can't think about anything but demonic thoughts. Very demon-y... So, how about you? Any 6th sentence from the 6th page posts you want to share? Order Club Monstrosity Amazon Order Club Monstrosity Barnes and Noble Read more [...]

You’re A List-maker, Dream-maker…

For as long as I can remember, I've been a list-maker. I'm sure this started somewhere, as I certainly couldn't have been making lists along the womb wall (or perhaps I was, I was a rotten child), but someplace it started and has continued. I make lists of places to go, lists of things to buy, lists of upcoming celebrations, lists of book ideas and of course, there is my to do list, which is now in the form of a to-do mousepad. When I finish, buy, write or celebrate an item, I cross it off. When Read more [...]

We Represent the Lollipop Guild

I've always liked games. The Game of Life, Monopoly, card games and ultimately video games out the yazoo. However, I'm always looking for games that the husband and I can play together. It's way more fun that way to me. So last year, we found a nerdy, awesome, geeklicious game called Munchkin. Here is the product description from the actual manufacturer: 168 cards, 6 pawns, 6 player cards, game board, rules, and die. What makes this edition "deluxe"? It's got a big game board to keep your cards Read more [...]

Question Wednesday: Zombie Bra POWER!!!

On January 2nd I put out a call for questions (in conjunction with a contest) and many of you asked some great ones! Every Wednesday (until I run out of questions), I'll be answering them here! There may be ones that are related, so I'll answer multiple questions at once. You can always add a new questions to the queue by posting them as a comment here. Mona asks: My question for you is, if you have some special piece of clothing that enhances your creativity like a lucky bra or zombie-pumps Read more [...]

Home at Last!

Phew! Well, we are home after a great vacation on Carnival. The ship did NOT lose power, become infested by a plague, catch on fire or sink, so that is a win in itself. It did take us to Cozamel, Belize, Roatan and Grand Cayman, where we snorkeled, climbed ruins, hung out on the beach and did Sea Trek, which is basically the coolest thing ever if you don't dive. Here are a few pictures: Our ship, the Liberty, docked in Cozamel. Mayan Ruins in Belize. Private Beach in Roatan I put some lime in Read more [...]