Thursday, July 22, 2010

A few thoughts I’ve been having lately about art (some of which are way too honest)


I’m going to talk about Carlos Santana. He’s not my favorite musician, and I’ve never met him. But I do like one of his old songs very much, and a lot of people in my family generally like his music.

One of my all-time favorite songs is his “Dance, Sister, […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Uncategorized on 07/22/2010 04:02 pm
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Testing 123

Hi, peeps. I switched from Blogger to WordPress, and now I’m testing (myself) to see if (I can figure out how) it works.

If you follow me on FaceBook or Twitter or SocialMediaConstruct#8792, you know that I’m still slaving away on my third novel and am therefore in self-imposed social […] Continue Reading…

Posted in knitting, obessions, venting, writing on 06/16/2010 08:18 pm

Monday, April 5, 2010

Hi, y’all.Guess where I’ve been. Give up? I’ve been home working on my next novel, or at a coffee shop working on my next novel, or at my friend Ashley’s house, working on my next novel while she paints her next painting.Or, more likely than that, I’ve been procrastinating […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Aspergers, music, parenting, pop culture, writing on 04/05/2010 02:33 am

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Etiquette for Friends and Relatives of Authors that I’m Making up off the Top of my Head Right Now1. It’s okay if you can’t attend your friend or relative’s book launch party. You don’t have to write the author a long email explaining your excuse for not attending. “Hey, […] Continue Reading…

Posted in venting, work, writing on 01/21/2010 07:12 pm

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Authoring UpdateEverything is good, which means everything is boring. I mean, too boring for me to describe to y’all here, or to my cousins or my hairdresser when they ask me how everything’s going. Who wants to hear “Hey, another awesome thing happened in my career,” or “Yeah, I’m […] Continue Reading…

Posted in cats, domestic, writing on 12/10/2009 12:09 pm

Friday, October 23, 2009

Win free books!In celebration of HIspanic Heritage Month Dia de los Muertos, I’m hosting a book giveaway contest.Look at these sexy titles:Zumba by Beto Perez , Maggie Greenwood-RobinsonEvenings at the Argentine Club by Julia AmanteDamas, Dramas, and Ana Ruiz by Belinda AcostaTell Me Something True by Leila CoboAmigoland by […] Continue Reading…

Posted in contest, culture, writing on 10/23/2009 01:59 am

Monday, October 19, 2009

LatelyI’ve been working like crazy, trying to write decent stuff and not hacky stuff. Like every other fall and every other time I’m under deadline to write a book, I have a lot of good ideas for other projects but NO TIME to do them.Here’s my deal right now… […] Continue Reading…

Posted in culture, Houston, work, writing on 10/19/2009 11:32 pm

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Here’s a YouTube for y’all YouTubers.I’ve been super AWOL, busy at the day job and the night job, but guess what I have for y’all three people still checking this site:An interview, of me, by author Alisa Valdes, on YouTube.Enjoy! If you’re into that sort of thing!I want to […] Continue Reading…

Posted in interview, video, writing, youtube on 10/15/2009 12:01 am

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Where I BeHola, peeps. Have y’all missed me? If so, you should check out my Houston Chronicle blog, because I post a little more often over there.Alternately, if you’ve been wondering how sexy, nasal, gravelly, or flat-aspect-y my speaking voice is in real life, how I waste my time […] Continue Reading…

Posted in pop culture, writing on 09/10/2009 11:39 am

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

now entering Hyper Lockdown ModeI’m about to go into Super Hyper Overdrive Lockdown in order to meet my writing deadlines. What does that mean? It means that if I don’t answer your call, respond to your Facebook quiz, or agree to participate in your latest entrepreneurial venture, it’s not […] Continue Reading…

Posted in domestic, writing on 08/26/2009 12:02 am