Dear Llama

Last night I worked on a story for Story-a-Day. When the story began, I was sure a particular character was dead. As I came to the ending though, I brought her back to life. It wasn't because I loved her so much I couldn't let her go. Instead, I couldn't put her best friend through …

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Welcome to Twin Peaks

Recently I wrote about Star Trek's place in my life. But I first fell for Star Trek as a child. Some loves came into my life later. Twin Peaks premiered after I'd moved to Ohio for grad school. I'd made a few friends at Kent, but I felt alone and out of my depth in …

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Speaking of mug shots…

Do you ever google people from your past? Hmmm? Well, okay. So. I set my novel in 1985 because that's when I was a teen and because I didn't want to deal with cell phones and google. I used my hometown as a starting point for my novel. But then my fictional town of Lake …

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Why is it dark in here?

Recently I joked, "I could've written a light comedy." And my husband replied, "I don't think you have light comedy in you." A friend said, "It's odd because you're a funny person." Hey, I didn't set out to write a dark, emotional novel. I started with an image and went from there. But I don't …

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What a tender world that would be.

In the BBC's Sherlock, Sherlock Holmes does have a heart to burn. Though you couldn't blame most people from thinking otherwise. But the episode A Scandal in Belgravia has a moment--a slight moment--of tenderness. Sherlock comes home to 221B Baker Street to find Mrs. Hudson held by hired thugs. It's obvious she's been dragged and …

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