Northwest Adventure -- Doing the Train Thing

Northwest Adventure — Doing the Train Thing

The spouse and I love trains and so whenever we get a chance to go somewhere on one, we’re all over that. We decided that the two day trip from Seattle to Chicago would best be enjoyed on the Empire Builder. We rented a bedroom and settled in for the trip. U.S. train travel is […]

Northwest Adventure - Portland & Seattle

Northwest Adventure – Portland & Seattle

Portland and Seattle The spouse and I usually have one big holiday a year and this time we went to the Northwest United States, a combo of planes and trains getting us around. Neither of us had ever been to Portland so it was a wonderful surprise, a very open and pretty town that boasts […]

Headed Into Fall or Being Bug Phobic

Headed Into Fall or Being Bug Phobic

The official dividing line between Summer and Fall (at least for me) is DragonCon weekend (a.k.a. Labor Day weekend here in the US). Once we’re past that date, it’s Fall. And I love this time of year.  It can be a bit wet in Atlanta as we get secondary storms due to tropical depressions/hurricanes. And […]

Ordeal By Shopping

Ordeal By Shopping

As the rest of the world (or at least it seems that way) heads toward downtown Atlanta and DragonCon, I’m getting ready for the Decatur Book Festival. Now this is the South so it’s going to be HOT this weekend (with a chance of showers, of course). This presents a problem. I don’t own a […]

Time Lapse Atlanta

Ever wandered what it’s like to live in Atlanta? Here’s a time-lapse video that gives you an idea of what my home city is like. ENJOY! http://www.movoto.com/blog/opinions/atlanta-amazing-time-lapse/  

Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

If you’re ever been trapped in a car with whiny children (or adults) you’ve heard this before: “Are we there yet?” Well, I’ve been saying that a lot the last couple of weeks as we finish writing our non-fiction book Socially Engaged: The Author’s Guide to Social Media. It’s getting there, chapter by chapter, but […]

Gearing Up For San Antonio

It’s July so that means the Romance Writers of America have a conference and it moves to different cities each year. This year it’s in San Antonio, TX. Yup, Texas, in the middle of the summer. Holy blazing hot, folks. But I’m an Atlantan so I’m tough and I’ll just have to deal. But I’ll […]

21 Words That Have A Different Meaning Down Here

21 Words That Have A Different Meaning Down Here

I am not a native Georgian — I was born and raised in Iowa, home to awesome people, real dirt, corn, pigs, sheep and a lot of good memories. But for the last 17 years I’ve been in Georgia so that *almost* makes me a resident. I live outside Atlanta (OTP — that acronym will […]

Adventures in KatLandia

Adventures in KatLandia

Lots of authors have cats. Others have dogs. Me? I have a single rescue feline named Dali who has her very own quirks. A couple of examples: Me: (still in bed not really ready to jump into my day) Kat: sticks nose into bedroom, notes me and then trots off. Husband: “I’m leaving for work […]

Tangled Souls: The Goddess and the Saint

Tangled Souls: The Goddess and the Saint

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day and The Lady Leprechaun Party on Facebook, here’s an article I wrote about Tangled Souls and the role of Brigit/Brigid in my paranormal romance.   When I was writing Tangled Souls , I was delighted to find that Irish mythology easily wove itself throughout the story. In many ways that wasn’t […]