Wednesday Writing — Characters & Social Isolation

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Happy hump day, everyone!  In keeping with the current, surreal version of “normal,” I wondered what my characters might think about social isolation.  I’ve had a lot of characters.  The one who “spoke” loudest about the topic is Birdie Devovo, heroine of Brother Love — a Crossroad. You see, Birdie experienced more … More Wednesday Writing — Characters & Social Isolation

Brother Love — A Note

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 I haven’t been sure whether it was close or far — the end of this story.  It seemed like it was both at once.  However, that’s been part of “Brother Love” from the beginning, things not being as they appear, or seeming more than one thing at once. I didn’t know … More Brother Love — A Note

An Extra (Special) Story — Trina Woke from a Dream

May 16, 2019   Usually I only post twice a week, but this is a special occasion.  Recently, Rob Goldstein and I were sending emails back and forth, basically goofing around.  I sent him an image by artist Michael Whelan and and added a whimsical line.  And then another, and another.  Suddenly Rob said, “Let’s make this into … More An Extra (Special) Story — Trina Woke from a Dream

Jazz Age Wednesday or Hidebound Hump Day — What’s going on?

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Happy May Day, my chuckaboos!  I hope your month is off to a pos-i-lutely fabulous start.  I continue to settle into my high desert cottage, painting walls, pulling weeds, and generally getting adjusted. (The weed pulling led to a bad allergic reaction that I’m still trying to get over…  I’m looking a lot … More Jazz Age Wednesday or Hidebound Hump Day — What’s going on?

All New Serial: Brother Love — 1 A House at the Crossroads

Saturday, April 27, 2019 Happy weekend, everyone! It seems like such a long time since I did an “interactive” serial with reader participation.  Well, I’m finally back with a new spontaneously written, pantser story done in my “Three Things” way of writing.  I’m delighted to bring you the first installment today! Blogger Dan Antion collaborates with me … More All New Serial: Brother Love — 1 A House at the Crossroads

Jazz Age Wednesdays — 1 Million Years B-Lulu

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 It’s finally time!  I’ve been promising you a short story with illustrations by Rob Goldstein.  Lulu, Gramps, and Valentino are joined by a couple of unexpected characters in this one episode story.  I call it “One Million Years B-Lulu.”  It’s a little riff on “One Million Years BC,” which featured Raquel Welsh.  … More Jazz Age Wednesdays — 1 Million Years B-Lulu

Coming Soon!

Saturday, April 20, 2019 Happy weekend, everyone!  I’m still settling in at my new digs in the Land of Enchantment, painting the walls, putting furniture together, and generally keeping every muscle in my body sore.  Crystal the cat seems to have made the adjustment. A few nights I’ve heard her making a midnight romp, and this … More Coming Soon!

Happy Weekend!

Saturday, April 6, 2019 I’ve had my hands full trying to put my cottage in order, now that I’m feeling better from the ordeal of moving, not sleeping, and being as freaked out as anybody can be.  There was one other thing I worked on this week.  Here’s a hint. That said, I didn’t have … More Happy Weekend!

Catch-Up Saturdays — Hullaba Real World Tech & Review

Saturday, July 14, 2018  Roaring Twenties Tech & Culture Hello, everyone!  Welcome to my sanctuary.  Or maybe I should say welcome Shieks and Shebas, because this post sort of reviews my Jazz Age Wednesdays serial, Hullaba Lulu. My “partner in crime” for the #DieselPunk serial is artist Rob Goldstein who creates the illustrations and videos for Hullaba … More Catch-Up Saturdays — Hullaba Real World Tech & Review

Weekend Extra – Hullaba Lulu 9.1 – a Recap

Saturday, June 2 2018 Hello, everyone!  No, you’re not confused — this is not Wednesday.  However, my Saturday post this week looks a lot like Jazz Age Wednesdays.  Rob Goldstein and I have been having so much fun with the diesel-punk series, Hullaba Lulu, that it’s hard to believe the first chapter premiered March 21st.  So … More Weekend Extra – Hullaba Lulu 9.1 – a Recap

Hullaba Hodgepodge

Saturday, May 26 2018 Hello, one and all.  Come on into my sanctuary and have a seat with Lulu and me, because this post is kind of a hodgepodge.  Today I begin with a respectful moment of silence in observance of the coming Memorial Day (USA).  Sometimes called Decoration Day it is a federal holiday in the United … More Hullaba Hodgepodge

#GetCaughtReading 2018 — The Books & A Hullaba Lulu Extra!

Saturday, May 19 2018 Hello, one and all!  Thanks for being part of my Get Caught Reading Month.  Chris Graham – the Story Reading Ape and I had a great time with the mini-series.   You’ve caught me reading again. This time it’s The Sorcerer’s Garden by D. Wallace Peach.  Diana calls her blog Myths of the Mirror.  I … More #GetCaughtReading 2018 — The Books & A Hullaba Lulu Extra!

Artie Meets the Alchemist Conclusion — #GetCaughtReading 2018

Saturday, May 12, 2018 Hello, everyone!  I’m back for more Get Caught Reading Month festivities.   Chris Graham – the Story Reading Ape and I collaborated for a mini-series in honor of this event.   But first… You caught me reading another great book.  This week, you’ve caught me reading one of my favorites by Sally Georgina Cronin — Just an Odd … More Artie Meets the Alchemist Conclusion — #GetCaughtReading 2018

Artie Meets the Alchemist Video! — #GetCaughtReading 2018

Sunday, May 6, 2018 Hello, one and all!  It’s Get Caught Reading Month.  I couldn’t resist making a video for the mini-series  Chris Graham – the Story Reading Ape and I are doing in honor of this event.  Please click here for episode-1 of Artie Meets the Alchemist*.  Video trailer follows.   Learn how to win a free Kindle … More Artie Meets the Alchemist Video! — #GetCaughtReading 2018

Artie Meets the Alchemist 1 — #GetCaughtReading 2018

Saturday, May 5, 2018 Hello, everyone!  It’s Get Caught Reading Month.   Chris Graham – the Story Reading Ape and I are together again for a mini-series in honor of this event.  There’s also a free Kindle book to be had — read on to learn about that. But first… Every week, you’ll catch me reading a different book.  … More Artie Meets the Alchemist 1 — #GetCaughtReading 2018

At the Wall Gallery and on The Radio — Meet Kirt and Hank

Today I’m pleased to introduce you to two pos-i-lutely fantastic guys — Kirt Tisdale and Hank Hertz!  It was my great pleasure to be a guest at the Wall Gallery, Kirt’s blog, The Wall Gallery.  There you will find his inspiring collection of art and photography.   Thanks to Kirt for working with me on this joint … More At the Wall Gallery and on The Radio — Meet Kirt and Hank

Pip & Pancakes with Dan

Great news everyone — we have another guest!  Dan Antion at No Facilities agreed to be my next co-conspirator collaborator.  This post is already live at his blog for his One-Liner Wednesday feature.  So I’m handing things over to Dan to explain.  (I also think he should consider a career change to TV announcer.  He gave me such a … More Pip & Pancakes with Dan

Back to a Pug in the Kitchen — Granny Phanny & the Giant Rabbit

Update I finally got around to making Suzanne’s “Creamy Spring Turnip Soup.”  I know anything from A Pug in the Kitchen is going to be delicious, but I confess to being lukewarm about turnips.  I say that for the non-turnip lovers in the crowd.  I always take shortcuts in cooking, so I know my versions … More Back to a Pug in the Kitchen — Granny Phanny & the Giant Rabbit