My Sister at 50

50 years old? Funny idea, it seems so casual to express your age at the DMV before they digitally mash your fingerprints, and then they coldly snap your candid jailhouse photo with your eyelids half-shut, that hopefully does not end up on the evening news. But, like the day you were born, or the moment you […]
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Free SciFi (and Almost Free)!

From now till September 18th, the 30th Anniversary edition of Writers Of The Future is on sale! Galaxy has arranged to give away, er sell, all ebook formats for 99 cents each. My story, Rainbows for Other Days, appears in this anthology along with stories by Orson Scott Card, Mike Resnick, L Ron Hubbard, and […]

Is the first ending in sight?

I don’t want to jinx next week, but it appears “the end” of Heaven to Betsy (#1 in the Emily series), draft one, may be in sight by the end of next week. It’s pretty OK as far as a first draft goes, which, if my protagonist Emily were to describe it, would mean it was “as […]

Remembering 9/11

WE WILL NEVER FORGET! Remembering 9/11

Ice Bucket Challenge, A Cynic’s View

If you know me even a little bit, you know where I fall on the spectrum of cynicism. If you don’t know me, let’s just say I’m a Skeptic (capital S intentional). So when the ice bucket challenge, which ostensibly raises awareness and money for the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association, exploded across social media […]
By |September 11th, 2014|Houston Writers Guild Member Blog|Comments Off|

Back up your hard drives!

Solar Flare headin’ our way:
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What’s more expensive to lose than a black leather jacket?

Once upon a time I gave my sweet husband a hard time about losing black leather jackets. You can read about his foibles HERE. But before I teased him about his propensity for donating his clothes back to the universe, I teased him about losing glasses. Yes, you can also read about those travails HERE. So […]

Christie Craig’s Blame it on the Parents Character Motivation Workshop

September 13, 2014: Blame it on the Parents: Characterization and Motivation with New York Best Selling author, CHRISTIE CRAIG

New York Times Best Selling author, Christie Craig, will cover two topics in her upcoming 2 hour workshop. The topics are “Rejection” and “Blame it on the Parents: Characterization and Motivation.” The workshop is September 13 from 1 to 3 at the Grace Methodist Church at 1245 Heights Blvd in Houston.
Her website is
When: September 13, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Level: Everyone
Where: Grace Methodist Church, 1245 Heights Blvd. Houston, TX 77008
Email: for more info!
Price: $35 for members, $45 for non-members
Register:, scroll down for the paypal button.

Creating an Author Collective – Sell More Books, Have More Fun

At the beginning of the year, I emailed a group of writing friends who’d all – at one time or another – turned to either micro press or indie publishing and asked them if they wanted to join me in a collective. I told them that I didn’t need another critique group (I’m already in…

911: The Names

Originally posted on Reflection and Choice:
I wrote this a year ago to honor those who lost their lives in both 911 tragedies. All night I thought about the families who lost so much on September 11, 2001, the day of the most devastating domestic terrorist attack in American history.  Over 3,000 Americans lost their…
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