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My first original novel, How Many K’s in Delaney, was a scifi epic inspired by Jules Verne and Star Trek and it had an incredible, Twilight Zone-esque twist at the end. The hero of the piece was John Delaney, an astronaut on a one-way mission to go as far as he could go. A solo mission with nothing but a HAL like computer to keep him company and an occasional six-months-later message from the folks back home. One day, he receives a message that isn’t from the computer or Alpha Control. This message is from a group of aliens who are as curious about Delaney as he is about them. Glad for someone to talk to, Delaney tells his life story with emphasis on all those little details that make humans human. He tells the aliens about playing little league and about birthday parties with cake. He tells them about his first date and the drive-in theater, about prom and fraternity pranks and falling in love with the woman he married then had to leave behind. It feels good to talk about home, but there’s a tiny niggle at the back of his brain. There comes a point where DelaneyRead More →

You asked for it, you got it. There is now a paperback version of my Supernatural Interview book Come On In, the Water’s Bloody. If you’re not familiar with the book, it’s a collection of interviews I did with the cast and crew of Supernatural back when they thought they were only going to run five seasons! A few of the interviews such as the ones with Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki and Eric Kripke are from the Comic-Con press room. But the majority are one-on-one interviews that I conducted over the years. One of my favorites is the first interview I did with Misha Collins before Castiel even made his first appearance on the show. These interviews are a fun blast from the past and they’re often funny – because we know how much things have changed since then. (Misha said he wasn’t very internet savvy. LOL!) Order your paperback copy of Come on In, the Water’s Bloody at Amazon. Or you can order directly from me: $18.99 includes US shipping. Please contact me for international shipping   Related Images:Read More →

Castle is one of my favorite TV shows, but back in 2009 it was a new series trying to find it’s audience. The show premiered in the spring with only 10 episodes in the first season. Now, we’re used to staggered starts and short runs but in 2009, it was tough for a show to kick-off mid-season. Nathan Fillion, the star of the show, set off on a whirl-wind, phone tour with reporters to drum up support. Usually, these events are handled as conference calls so every reporter comes away with the exact same quotes. Instead, ABC set up one-on-one calls which must have been crazy for Nathan, but was great for me. I enjoyed Nathan on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly but I loved him even more on Castle and I told him so. “You are the sweetest. You’re already my favorite,” he replied oozing that devilish, Rick Castle charm. At that moment, the fangirl in me battled for dominance but I beat her back and dived in. What you have here, is the rest of my conversation with Nathan Fillion. It’s slightly edited (so forgive the jumps) due to the fact that my end was extremely loudRead More →

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’m running a special on my romantic suspense novel Saving Hill. From now until Monday, you can download the ebook completely free from Amazon. Don’t have a Kindle? No problem. You can read Kindle books on your computer or almost any mobile device with the free Kindle app.

To get you in the mood. . . here’s the start of something sexy between the lead characters Abby and Jacks.Read More →

Lost in Space Chariot

I’ve often heard the story about my in-laws visiting the set of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea when the TV series was filming at 20th Century Fox in the 60’s. But no one ever told me that my husband also visited 20th Century Fox studios when he was 8 years old. That’s why I was so surprised when I found these two while sorting through two boxes worth of old family photos. This is the Chariot from Lost in Space. It was an actual, working vehicle built on top of the tracks from a Snowcat. We have models and miniatures of this all over the house. I can’t imagine what it was like to stand right next to the real thing. This is the Batmobile from the 1960’s TV series with Adam West. Because the full-size ones pop up at car shows and conventions all the time, it’s less impressive to see here. But still cool to see it sitting on the lot. My husband, Lars, is the box in the white shirt. That’s his brother Glenn in the green shirt. Pretty nifty, don’t you think? Related Images:Read More →

I distinctly remember watching the first episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I watched it in my bedroom so I wouldn’t be distracted and demanded total silence from husband and son. I knew from the TV Guide description that it was going to wow me and it did. When that last downbeat of the theme rang out over that final slayer shot, I was hooked. I couldn’t wait for the commercials to end and then I wished the clock would slow so the show wouldn’t end too soon. If you’re a fangirl, you’ll understand. If you’re not, this is all going to sound crazy. When a TV fan finds a perfect match, it’s like a fantastic first date. Your heart beats a little faster, you’re giddy with glee but worried that it might not last. You can’t wait for the next date but at the same time you fuss and fret over every second because you desperately want it to go well. It happens over and over again until you settle in and it becomes routine and then you and your favorite show become like an old married couple taking each other for granted. Yes, the relationship cycle is theRead More →

It may be Black Friday to the rest of the world, but around here it’s Red Friday! If you buy my Supernatural interview ebook, Come on In, the Water’s Bloody before midnight tonight, you’ll get it for only .99. On Saturday, the book goes up to $1.99 and it will keep rising until it’s back to the regular $4.99 price on Monday. That’s what you call a Kindle Countdown Deal.Read More →