Music Break: Alternative

I tend to think of the “alternative” genre all my catchall for that mellow sort of bluesy stuff that isn’t really pop, rock, or rap. I don’t know if that is technically correct outside my own head but it works for me. So, today, I bring you a selection of my new favorite alternative tunes. […]

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April 6, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me! (Dancing Edition)

Last night I had my birthday party at a local swing club, and I thought you guys might enjoy seeing some of the pics. This was my FABULOUS birthday dress. This is seriously the most I have ever been complimented on one of my swing-dancing dresses (and, if I do say so myself, I’ve got […]

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April 5, 2013

Monday Video: I Heard Your Voice in a Dream

OK, Smash seems to be back on track. This song is fantastic! And the choreography! OMG. They seriously need to learn to FOCUS ON THE SHOWS. That’s where the best episodes come from. And just knock it off with the pop covers and stunt casting. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1krFBTgZP6E&w=560&h=315]

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April 1, 2013

Music Break: Country One-Shots

Today I’ve picked songs (and they all just happened to be country) where, for whatever reason, these are the only songs I own from the artist. Could be they’re relatively new, could be they don’t usually work for me. Whatever the reason, these are the only songs I own from these artists. So far. I’ve […]

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March 30, 2013

Writing Tips: The Beginning of Beginning

Just because I found myself dispensing this advice to no less than three friends in the last couple weeks I thought it might make a good blog to review some of the basics of basics in writing. For the people who don’t even know how to start writing that very first page. Or who don’t […]

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March 27, 2013

Monday Video: Alma

Really creepy cool video, a short written and directed by Pixar animator Rodrigo Blaas. Enjoy… [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tECaYQ1AzkM] Cross posted to the #NerdGirls blog.

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March 18, 2013

Monday Video: Rollin Wild Safari

OMG! These are so cute.The crocodile with his widdle legs! The zebras! Love. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOOljk_LOcs&w=560&h=315] [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFYB652Yns8&w=560&h=315] [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsRKYN8TeUg&w=560&h=315] The cheetah kind of reminds me of my cat. I have no idea why… Cross-posted to the #NerdGirls Blog.

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March 11, 2013

Music Break: The Beauty’s Beast

When I’m writing, music is a pretty important part of the process so I thought it might be fun for this week’s music break to share some of the music that helped inspire me while I was writing one of my books. Starting with my first book, The Beauty’s Beast, likewise seemed a natural choice. You […]

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March 9, 2013
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