Friday, July 31, 2009

Kat on a Horse

This is my daughter riding, and while Kat only weighs 95 lbs. dripping wet, she can control this beast with no problem (okay, the beast is a sweetheart who wouldn't flick her tail at a fly, but still.)

I'm the one cowering in fear behind the camera.

Thursday, July 30, 2009


This was the house where my grandmother was born and spent her entire childhood. I just found out last night that it burned to the ground back in April. I'm sorry to see it's gone; her family built back in the 19th century and it was an old but beautiful place.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Characters Painted I

I used this watercolor portrait of an Odnallak, an alien species from my StarDoc series, as the cover for Winterheart a collection of dark poetry.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Monday, July 20, 2009

No Mas

Sunday, July 19, 2009


I wish I could have gotten a better shot of this, but it was not to be. It frustrates me to shoot photos of spider webs because unless they're covered with dew they barely show up. This looks like one giant web, but there were actually a series of three built in vertical layers to each other.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Goodbye Letter

Spotted on the employee bulletin board at a coffee shop while I was standing in line. I was dying to go and flip it over so I could read the rest.

Friday, July 17, 2009


My delicious birthday cake, right before we demolished it:

I'm not 471 years old. Really. And there are no such things as vampires.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

LB&LI 2009 Cover

Cover art credit: Daniel Gustavsson

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

More Books

All the virtual workshopping plus celebrating (yesterday was my birthday) has me running behind on posting.

I gave myself these two as a present this year. :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Prizes (take two)

One of the workshop attendees asked me if I'd post photos of the PBW goodie room this year, so forgive me for an updated repeat of yesterday's image. First, the whole shebang:

Detail #1:

Detail #2:

Monday, July 13, 2009


These are the eight goodie bags (already packed with neat writer stuff) and about three-quarters of the books I'll be giving away this week during my summer virtual writing workshops over at my author blog, along with other cool writer and reader stuff.

Still have to haul down a few boxes and all the hardcovers from the bookroom. Puff, puff.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Broken Rainbow

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Zebra Finch

Friday, July 10, 2009

I Don't Care That It's Yellow

I still want one of these, too. And what is it with me running into all these gorgeous rides this week? Are the Biker Gods messing with me again?

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Old Guy

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I Want One

Ducati Monster

Monday, July 6, 2009

You Lookin' at Me?

Sunday, July 5, 2009


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Wishing You

Friday, July 3, 2009


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Rainy Maple

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Parrish Sunset