Clinton Item Newspaper Previews “Horseshoes”

newspaper article on sexual harassment novel

Thanks to my local paper, The Item, for writing up a very nice overview of Horseshoes and Hand Grenades. (Although, can I say, one never knows how much forehead one has until you see a photo cropped this closely, haha!) Following is the text of the article, or view the online version of the piece … Continue reading Clinton Item Newspaper Previews “Horseshoes”

Cover Reveal: Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

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After months of worry and anticipation, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades has a cover! And may I say, in my humble opinion, it is stunning! Like the story, it combines lighthearted whimsy with harsh, bold lines. It's ambiguous: is she at peace? Contemplative? It's only upon closer inspection that you notice her hands are tearing out … Continue reading Cover Reveal: Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

Where Did the Time Go?

Seems like yesterday I was blogging about how hard it is to envision the yet-to-be-designed cover of my book Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, and how torturous it is to wait for the galley proof. Today I'm happy to provide two exciting updates: My cover is almost done -- it looks fab! -- and I'm proofing … Continue reading Where Did the Time Go?

Fun Photo Friday: How to Mount a Camel

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Camels are amazing, virtually sandstorm-proof animals. Three sets of eyelids and two rows of eyelashes keep sand out of their eyes, and nostrils that shut entirely keep sand out of their noses. Fascinating statistics about camels abound. They can run up to 40 miles (64 kilometers) per hour, which is as fast as a racehorse, … Continue reading Fun Photo Friday: How to Mount a Camel