Billable Hours – A Writer’s Day

Okay, novelists don't really have billable hours. I worked in a PR agency for a brief, miserable period and keeping track of how much time I spent on every little thing was a massive pain in my ass. That 15 minute chunk of time when I was staring out the window watching pigeons have sex... Continue Reading →

Book Release Day: Fantasy vs Reality

When I was a very young writer I had visions of my future book release days that were elaborate and glamorous. Parties with New York literati. Long lines at bookstores. Jetting off on a book tour to exotic locations. I even used to practice what I'd say when David Letterman interviewed me about my wildly... Continue Reading →

Friday Fun with Britney and the USMC

A Marine (Andrew Tarin) on deployment with my husband has been making funny music videos for the past 8 months. The first was "Party in the USA" which unfortunately has been pulled down from YouTube. Last week some of the men and women from the VMM-266 or "Fighting Griffins" covered Britney Spears' song “Hold it Against Me.”... Continue Reading →

Cool Search Stuff

So now that I am actually working on social media for reals (instead of just making shit up as I go), I am learning a TON. I thought I'd share a couple of cool tricks I've learned. Maybe this is old news to you guys, but in some ways I am an SM newb. Google... Continue Reading →

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