Over four years ago, I wrote a post titled “I am Pittsburgh” in which I tried to explain the roots I have in that city, and the characteristics that were established in me, as I grew up there. I return to that city for vacations, and I return to that city here on this blog.... Continue Reading →
With any luck, the gallery includes pictures of the completely sided west wall of our garage. As of early Sunday morning, this was not the case. I’ve been fortunate throughout the summer and early fall to be able to count Saturdays as work days. However, two of the past three weekends have included a washed-out... Continue Reading →
I don’t like to repeat elements of stories in the #WATWB posts, but I am returning to The Cathedral of Learning this month. As you know, if you follow this blog, the cathedral is the signature building on The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) campus, and a symbol of the proud city in which it was... Continue Reading →
It’s Saturday, my day to go to the bar and to try and deal with Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt (but no yelling). I’ve been trying to find a way to include a specific item in an #SoCS post, and I think this prompt will do it: “Your Friday prompt for Stream... Continue Reading →
I’ve been saving the door pictures from Phipps Conservatory for a day like this. I had a couple of busy days at work and I got an early start on the renovation project (because rain is in the weekend forecast). In addition, this week began with a Sunday-to-Monday overnight low of 23°f (-5°c), so sharing... Continue Reading →
Over the weekend, someone commented on one of the photos of the garage siding that “you do it right, the first time, every time.” As fine a compliment as that is, it’s not entirely true. I do usually get things right, but sometimes the first attempt is a failure that helps me along to success.... Continue Reading →
Isn’t that supposed to be the Internet of Things? No, I’ve written about that before, but this post is related. Well, it depends on how far my train of thought gets down the tracks. Let’s get the science out of the way, to assuage the fears of the Monday-morning-math-and-science-phobic crowd – trust me, it won’t... Continue Reading →
I usually don’t post on Sunday, but I had such a good time on Teagan’s party bus yesterday that I decided to share her post with anyone who might have missed it. I would have posted this last night, but I had Lilith drop me off outside the Amazon store so I could get my very own copy of “Atonement in Bloom” loaded onto the Kindle app on my iPad. I’ve got some work to do today, but I’ll be reading soon. The bus is still rolling, so there’s time to join the party.
October 20, 2018
Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit — Atonement in Bloom is finally published! It was a wild ride, even after I finished all the work on the novel. Meaning I’m not best pleased with all the bumps in the road from the Amazon take-over of Create Space… Now, let’s get this party bus on the highway!
The bus is headed to Atonement, TN, the fictional town of my urban fantasy series. The stories in my “Atonement universe” are not romances, not science fiction, not family drama, or religious — and they certainly are not high-brow literature. They’re whimsical, suspenseful, magical, fantasies set in our current real world.
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The weekend is here and there’s no better way to start than to move to the bar and see if we can work with Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt. She gave us an opportunity to score some bonus points, so let’s get at it: “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is ‘can.’... Continue Reading →