jk's blog

I make sh*t up…I must be human!

I’m taking an online class (April Kilhstrom’s Book-in-a-Week, which is amazing by the way), and she addresses both fiction and nonfiction books. As I was reading through some of the lessons yesterday, something about those words got stuck in my craw. Now, I’m not a linguist by any stretch of the imagination (and I’m far… Read more »

Carpe Demon a-go-go! Kate's coming back!

I’ll admit it, I was totally bummed when Berkley decided to drop my demon hunting soccer mom series after book 5 despite decent sales and the fact that I know folks (me included!) want to keep following Kate’s adventures. (Thanks so much to everyone who sends me email about Kate and company!). That was the… Read more »

Forget "Hi, Bob!" – my kids inspire my own drinking games…

Do you remember “Hi, Bob?” It was popular when I was in college, back when reruns of the Bob Newhart show would frequently play about the time that Happy Hour (or after-hours) was kicking off in various bars near campus, or at home where students were kicking back, ignoring the fact that there were essays… Read more »

Because you can never have too many cute kitten videos

Our kitten Izzy was fascinated when I changed the slipcover on the couch. I wish I’d grabbed the camera up earlier, but I still managed to catch oodles of cuteness! And what I really love is how she reacts to me egging her on! Got any cute vids of your own (or that you know… Read more »

Me and Milli Vanilli. See, we really couldn't sing….

There’s a line in the original Fame that always struck me. Something mortifying happens to the girl who’s the star, and she says something to the effect of “I must remember this and use it in my acting.” That’s how I feel about the time I was cast in a musical. I must remember it… Read more »

Want a chance to win a Kindle? Come over and help me out…

The Whine Sisters are giving away a Kindle for Valentine’s Day! All you have to do is comment on the blog posts between now and February 13! So hop on over! Today, I need help with some decorating ideas. Remember, leave your comments over at the Whine Sisters site, not here, if you want to… Read more »

Whining about being a kick ass character (or not)

Today, I’m over at the Whine Sisters site blogging about why I wouldn’t want to be one of those iconic female kick ass characters: Let’s talk action-gals, shall we? Because there was a point in my life, when I thought that being Buffy or Sydney Bristow (Alias is my current pm comfort watch) would be… Read more »

Spreading the Love & Sharing Some Secrets…

On Friday, my neighbor in the Cen Tex area, the awesome SJ Driscoll, whose bio makes me feel like a slacker, passed the torch for the Versatile Blogger Award. Thanks, SJ! Now, I confess that I wasn’t previously familiar with the award, but after reading SJ’s blog, I’m totally down with the idea and am… Read more »