Happy almost Halloween! I have all kinds of treats here, and very few tricks, I promise.
First, I’m over today at Writer Unboxed, interviewing the talented Bryn Greenwood about her novel All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. Bryn is the kind of writer who takes my mind, turns it inside out, stretches it, gives it a good beating, then puts it back together so it’s never quite the same. Her books aren’t what I would call easy reading, but they shake me up and make me think. I’d love it if you would stop by and check her out. (And there may or may not be a picture of her own Slobbering Beasts there too. Just sayin’.)
Next, I am sooooo happy to announce that Author in Progress, a book to which I contributed a chapter, is available for sale. It was spearheaded by the lovely and amazing author Therese Walsh, who is a cofounder of the Writer Unboxed site. Over the years she’s managed to pull together a tribe of writers who are supportive, kind, and just plain fun to be around. If you are a writer in any way shape or form, published or not, the group is one of the nicest and most drama-free I’ve ever known and well worth checking out. As is the book. (See my subtle plug there?) And if you aren’t a writer, but know someone who is, I promise the book makes a lovely gift.
Finally, Monday is Halloween. So I couldn’t let this post pass by without at least one trick. Which I played on the poor Slobbering Beast, who will be confined to his crate that evening so as not to lose his doggy mind during the constant ringing of the doorbell. (And also to avoid any surreptitious snacking on stray candy bars. Hey, a dog can dream.)