When I’m not Writing or working on the Blog Tour…

 I’m making driftwood art from things found on Ocean Beach near my house.  This one is an exception in that I used some bits and pieces from my step-grandma’s shell collection, which I inherited.  I needed a few eldritch items to make sure Cthulhu had the proper stygian, elder god aura. This was for a friend’s birthday present.  She collects Cthulhu beanie babies.


This is Vino.  Dave wouldn’t let me give it away ’cause he likes the shell on the left side. It’s hanging in our kitchen!

This one is made up entirely from shells, driftwood and beach glass found on Ocean Beach.  The rope, glue and Spanish moss are store bought.  Haven’t figured out how to get glue from the beach yet!


This was made for Maureen’s birthday.  If you’ve read MURDER FOR  HIRE, think Daphne.  She’s my best friend, lives in a cottage in La Jolla and this is now the name of that cottage.

And this was made for my friend and writing partner, T. Chris Martindale.  I asked him what his favorite word was and this was his response.  😉

Coming up on April 18th…

It’s the Ravenous Romance Ornery Eleven Blog Tour!

That’s right!  After weeks of grumbling on the part of Yours Truly regarding the logistical black hole that sucked me away while putting together this tour, it’s nearly ready and will be starting in 9 days!  I think.  Math is not my strong suit.

Despite all my grebbling (it’s a word.  Don’t look it up.  Just trust me.) I am quite excited about the tour.  We have eleven lusty ladies from Ravenous Romance, the exciting new erotica and erotic romance e-publisher (recently mentioned in the New York Times) touring together on a cyber bus (think Partridge Family bus, but with humorous naughty drawings on the bus instead of big daisies), visiting different blogs and talking about all sorts of things related to writing and erotica.  There will be giveaways (books, interesting and unique items from several authors, three $5 gift certificates and, to one lucky person who comments on ALL the stops, a $25 gift certificate for Ravenous Romance.  That’s five books!), so make sure to follow the entire tour!   We’ve got 13 unique sites for our stops and it’s going to be a lot of fun. Plus I’ve worked very hard on this tour, so if you’re my friend or fan, you’ll follow it to avoid my baleful glare if you don’t!

The schedule, you ask?  Here ya go.

4/18 – Zhadi’s Den – Intro Stop

4/19 – Jennifer’s Random MusingsElle Amery
4/20 – UnboundLisa Lane
4/21 – Talk About My Favorite Authors Angela Cameron
4/22 – Kissa StarlingEm Lynley
4/23 – The CountessJamaica Layne
4/24 – PNR Inklings Blog at ParaNormal Romance –  Sèphera Girón
4/25 – Wicked Thorn and RosesIsabel Roman
4/27 – Sia McKaye’s Thoughts on…Neve Black
4/29 – Bryn GreenwoodC. Margery Kempe
4/30 – Bookwenches Savannah Chase
5/1 – Neve Black Inara LaVey
5/2 – Night Owl Romances – The Fabulous Wrap Up Stop!

And don’t forget to visit our brand new Ravenous Romance author blog, set up by the fabulous Phoebe of Talk About My Favorite Authors!  Speaking of which, I owe her a post there too…  D’oh!!!

Whew!  Now back to work on the posts!

Canis Blanketus

 I have many things I need to post about, most notably the Ravenous Romance Ornery Eleven (Formerly Dirty Dozen) Blog Tour, which is kicking off on April 18th, but because I am on a deadline at work and that will be a link-formatting heavy post, and because I really want to post something new RIGHT NOW, I’m sharing some wild life info a friend sent me.  Thank you, Deb!  

To protect baby while mama is out foraging for food, Canis blanketus  females train their young to lie

motionless for hours at a time.  Unless the baby moves, it is invisible, so seamlessly does it blend into its natural environment.


(And if you can’t wait for me to get my act together to find out more about the tour, go to C. Margery Kempe’s blog here ’cause she’s already got the schedule up and running)