Author Archives

These are a hazard to aviation.*

Yes, yes they are, in: I’ll be signing the first edition of the hardcover at 2pm this Saturday at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, Arizona. Why, that’s tomorrow! See you there! If you can’t make it in person, they’ll be livestreaming it on their Facebook page here. And they ship, so you can order…

Read more These are a hazard to aviation.*

This is basic transportation.*

Yes, yes it is, in this: I’ll be signing the first edition of the hardcover at 2pm this Saturday at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, Arizona. See you there! If you can’t make it in person, they’ll be livestreaming it on their Facebook page here. And they ship, so you can order your copy…

Read more This is basic transportation.*

This is a clue.*

Yes, yes, it is, in this: I’ll be signing the first edition of the hardcover at 2pm this Saturday at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, Arizona. See you there! If you can’t make it in person, they’ll be livestreaming it on their Facebook page here. And they ship, so you can order your copy…

Read more This is a clue.*

A stranger comes to town.

…he went in the door of the bar, from which he promptly came staggering out backward, falling down the stairs and and landing with a thump on the pavement, fanny-first. “What the hell?” He looked up just in time to see a tangle of bodies roll down the steps and right over the top of…

Read more A stranger comes to town.

“Opera is not some goddamn mystical redemptive force. It’s fat people singing really loud in French or Italian or Russian or some other language that ain’t English.”

From Less Than a Treason, the twenty-first Kate Shugak novel: Tuesday, November 1 the Roadhouse Ernie Ivanoff held forth in fine voice. “Opera is not some goddamn mystical redemptive force. It’s fat people singing really loud in French or Italian or Russian or some other language that ain’t English. It might help Nicholas Cage or…

Read more “Opera is not some goddamn mystical redemptive force. It’s fat people singing really loud in French or Italian or Russian or some other language that ain’t English.”

She’d never get away from her family as planned, off to the U.S. Army, where you got to travel with a gun and they made everybody help keep things clean.

Ree Dolly’s father is due for a court hearing and he has signed over the family home as bond. Now he’s missing, and the cops tell his sixteen-year old daughter that their home is forfeit if he doesn’t show. Ree, sole support and care-giver of a mother who has slipped her leash on sanity and…

Read more She’d never get away from her family as planned, off to the U.S. Army, where you got to travel with a gun and they made everybody help keep things clean.

Original sin.

Theology being the work of males, original sin was traced to the female. –Barbara Tuchman, A Distant Mirror   Read more of my favorite quotes on Goodreads here.

Read more Original sin.