My ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

As you may have seen on my Facebook page, I believe in the Ice Bucket Challenge. The idea, as I understand it, is simple: your friends challenge you, and you have a choice: donate $10 to the ALS Association and also dump a bucket of ice water over your head, or donate $100 and get to keep your current hairdo. The Ice Bucket Challenge has been sweeping the nation, and more or less putting the “fun” back in “fundraiser.” I like that. However, in the last few days I’ve been seeing a lot of backlash over the whole thing. I … Continue reading

Here are many blogs for you!

Check it out, guys: eight blogs for the price of one! Back in July I did a big blog tour in honor of my new mystery novel, The Big Keep. In case you missed it, I’m posting links to all the pieces. They cover topics like writing a new genre, how my designer put together the awesome cover, and what to do when you’re afraid of your writing subject. Kate Maruyama – “Noir, Dames, and Real Women” (on Annotation Nation) Alex Bledsoe: “Multiple First-Person Voices” Lee Goldberg: “How to Write A Crime Novel (When You’re Afraid of Cops)” Charlie Holmberg: “Crossing Genre Lines” Helen Smith: “A Stubborn Committment … Continue reading