Category Archives: Writing

Kat, Edward, Gatsby, Capote…and Kevin

The Plaza Hotel is legendary. It opened in 1907 when rooms cost $2 50 per night. Now they cost around $800. At the time it placed the largest ever single order for gold-encrusted china and boasted 1,650 crystal chandeliers. In

Kat, Edward, Gatsby, Capote…and Kevin

The Plaza Hotel is legendary. It opened in 1907 when rooms cost $2 50 per night. Now they cost around $800. At the time it placed the largest ever single order for gold-encrusted china and boasted 1,650 crystal chandeliers. In

Kat and Edward at Christmas

When Silk for the Feed Dog was published in September 2013, I breathed a huge sigh of relief. There was the obvious reason: I was setting it free to be read and hopefully enjoyed––or to be ignored or, God forbid,

Kat and Edward at Christmas

When Silk for the Feed Dog was published in September 2013, I breathed a huge sigh of relief. There was the obvious reason: I was setting it free to be read and hopefully enjoyed––or to be ignored or, God forbid,

Excerpt from GIFTS: Bittersweet Christmas Stories by Jackie Mallon

Originally posted on Betimes Books:
From “Blue and Unassuming under a Christmas Star” by Jackie Mallon: “In Sean Kat recognizes not a point of conversation anymore but the repository for all her frustrations. “Give that money back, you little shit.…

Excerpt from GIFTS: Bittersweet Christmas Stories by Jackie Mallon

Originally posted on Betimes Books:
From “Blue and Unassuming under a Christmas Star” by Jackie Mallon: “In Sean Kat recognizes not a point of conversation anymore but the repository for all her frustrations. “Give that money back, you little shit.…

NaNoWriMo

So I decided to do it––participate in National Novel Writing Month. Also known as November to sane people. To clarify, I intend to ride on the coattails of those who have seriously committed to write a 50,000 word novel in

NaNoWriMo

So I decided to do it––participate in National Novel Writing Month. Also known as November to sane people. To clarify, I intend to ride on the coattails of those who have seriously committed to write a 50,000 word novel in

Library Ticket

I bet you think I’ve been tripping the light fantastic these past few weeks and that’s why you haven’t heard from me. Well, not exactly. But I have been somewhere exciting, A veritable event I’d call it. It cost me

Library Ticket

I bet you think I’ve been tripping the light fantastic these past few weeks and that’s why you haven’t heard from me. Well, not exactly. But I have been somewhere exciting, A veritable event I’d call it. It cost me

Writer on the Roof

I’ve been up on the roof. no, not to throw myself off. There’s no WiFi up there. The lengths––or heights––I will go to in order to dodge the clutches of procrastination. I have a new writing project deadline which I’ll

Writer on the Roof

I’ve been up on the roof. no, not to throw myself off. There’s no WiFi up there. The lengths––or heights––I will go to in order to dodge the clutches of procrastination. I have a new writing project deadline which I’ll

Me and u

I wrote my first novel in American English. I was living here, querying US-based agents and dating an American who also happened to be my chief reader/plot advisor/spelling tsar, oh, bless his patient comma-plucking, u-pilfering heart. “Why can’t we all

Me and u

I wrote my first novel in American English. I was living here, querying US-based agents and dating an American who also happened to be my chief reader/plot advisor/spelling tsar, oh, bless his patient comma-plucking, u-pilfering heart. “Why can’t we all