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30 December 2010

The Joy of Audiobooks

As an avid reader, I really enjoy audiobooks. With audiobooks, I can still "read" while driving, exercising, staring off into space. (I'm a writer.) It helps me keep up with my ever-growing and overwhelming TBR pile. (I'm trying to learn to speed read as well.) The one…

10 December 2010

Publisher's Weekly Review

First Grave on the Right Darynda Jones, St. Martin's, $21.99 (320p) ISBN 978-0-312-66275-2 The grim reaper gets a shiny cool makeover in Jones's blazing hot debut, a paranormal romantic thriller. Charlotte Jean "Charley" Davidson, a 27-year-old PI and consultant for the…

05 November 2010

Starred Review in Library Journal-WOOHOO!

Jones, Darynda. First Grave on the Right. St. Martin’s. Feb. 2011. c.320p. ISBN 9780312662752. $21.99. F Charley Davidson is a private investigator from a family of cops. She also has an unusual part-time job as a grim reaper. Those who die and have unfinished business on Earth seek her…

03 November 2010

How to Put Socks on a 7-Month-Old: A Primer for First-Time Grandparents

I know, right? Seven months. How hard can this be? I mean, they’re short. And pudgy. And we’ve all done it countless times with our own children. Memories of our curtain climbers running barefoot in the snow don’t linger, so it couldn’t have been that hard. Have you ever heard the term…

24 October 2010

In His Hands

I saw my first scary movie when I was five, broadcast on a black-and-white television screen the size of a cereal box with long silver antennae protruding out of its cranium. The movie was about a vampire—first I’d heard of them—and the only scene I remember was the TSTL female lead backing…

20 October 2010

Second Grave Cover!

The brilliant art department at St. Martin's Press has released the cover for Second Grave on the Left! Isn't it beautiful?

22 September 2010

Interview With Dr. Ann Teek

Today we welcome world-renowned doctor and researcher in the field of Writer’s Dissociative Disorder, Dr. Ann Teek, to the studio. And can I just say, as a writer with a family who worries about me, I’m thrilled to be able to offer the expertise and insight Dr. Teek has to offer to all of us…

JUST BECAUSE I DON’T CARE DOESN’T MEAN I DON’T UNDERSTAND.