What I’m Watching: Moreau House

With Moreau House about to come out, I thought it would be fun to list some of the movies and television shows I watched to get into the headspace for this book. Charmed This is an old standby. Since I own the entire series, it's usually on in the background when I'm writing fantasy of… Continue reading What I’m Watching: Moreau House


Netflix Binge: Historical Fiction

Yep, it's that time again. I spent a good chunk of the fall binge watching Netflix, and here are some of the best series I've found: The Pinkertons This is a great series set just after the Civil War, and is based on the life of the first female Pinkerton agent. It's a great blend… Continue reading Netflix Binge: Historical Fiction



I'm finally getting some of my crafting energy back. Not sure what the trigger was--no, scratch that. I think I do. I was sick for part of last week and spent the better part of three days in bed with Netflix, watching When Calls the Heart, Great British Castles, and Raiders of the Lost Art--and… Continue reading Finished

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Halloween Movie Marathon

A couple of weeks ago my Facebook feed was making a big deal about the ABC Family Halloween movie line up. Personally, I thought that it was a little lackluster. And then I looked at my own movie collection and though, I can do better. Halloween is my favorite holiday. I'm not a horror fan.… Continue reading Halloween Movie Marathon


Movies with Writers

Editing is the hardest part of writing, in my opinion. I've been looking for something of the cinematic variety to help motivate me. Do you have a favorite writer movie or television show? Something that motivates you when you need to put your word count in, or slog through miles and miles of red ink?… Continue reading Movies with Writers


The Age of Entertainment: Victorian (1837-1901)

This is another period in history that I love reading about and watching on film, but would never survive if I were somehow transported back to it. I would last about ten minutes before being carted off to an asylum for "female hysteria" (i.e. calling someone on their BS and refusing to look decorative in… Continue reading The Age of Entertainment: Victorian (1837-1901)

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Imaginary Vacation

since I'm once again too broke to actually go someplace for my vacation, I'm trying to make the best of it in my living room. I've got my smoothie, my favorite summertime drink, complete with frilly umbrella. All of the curtains are pulled back to let the sun into the living room. It's still far… Continue reading Imaginary Vacation


Two Down

Well, it's the third and I've got two books knocked off my list. Just 66 more to go, according to my shelfari profile. Well, actually, only 50 for this year, but I've got more than that on my "I want to read this eventually" list. The first book of the new year was Hex Marks… Continue reading Two Down


Christmas in July

Sheesh, I've really been slacking off on this whole writing thing. I swear, everything sort of came together today. For the last few months (okay, maybe a year or two. Or three), I've been wanting to get a new TV. The one I had was a cheap off brand I got when I turned sixteen.… Continue reading Christmas in July


Here, there, everywhere.

I feel like I'm wasting space, because there really hasn't been much going on lately. I picked up the knitting/crocheting again, and have started making slow progress. Nothing has been frogged yet--thankfully. The project that is now a shrug has been torn out so many times that I was afraid I had damaged some of… Continue reading Here, there, everywhere.