3 weeks!

January 23, 2017

Debris & Detritus

3 weeks till the release of the sassy fantasy anthology I contributed too, Debris & Detritus the Lesser Greek Gods Running Amok, featuring my short story The Night I Shot Johnny Valentine along with more great stories from other fabulous writers like author Toni McGee Causey and author and editor Patricia Burroughs — and more. Yay!

 

:::Check it out on Amazon:::

 

anthology ahoy!

December 20, 2016


Remember when I told you I have a story coming out in an anthololy? Well there was a slight publication delay but the anthology Debris & Detritus: The Lesser Greek Gods Running Amok has arrived. Yay!

Okay almost arrived, it technically arrives on February 10th. It is availalbe for pre-purchase now however. And it contains my sassy story The Night I Shot Johnny Valentine. Yay!

Also look at the cover. Ooh, ahh, pretty!


Debris & Detritus: The Lesser Greek Gods Running Amok



cool december stuff

December 15, 2015

I’m updating the AFW news page and there’s cool news to update. Yay!

 

afw_alison_news afw_debi_news afw_gwenda_news afw_jerry_news afw_julie_news afw_news_toni

 

hard_candy

This is —

My favorite Christmas story ever.


 

When in Doubt, Throw Hard Candy
[AKA The Santa from Hell]

— by Toni McGee Causey

When the kids were little — I think Jake was three and Luke was seven — Christmas felt like it was going to be slim. Make that downright anorexic. So I was looking for a way to bring a little fun into the season, something that wouldn’t cost much.

I had a brilliant idea. [I should come with a warning label: If brilliant idea occurs, step way-the-hell back for your own safety.]

Anyway. The idea was to have someone play Santa at our house for a pre-Christmas visit. We’d invite all the neighbor kids and their parents and each family would bring a gift for their child ahead of time. I’d hide the gifts away and squirrel them to our Santa, who would come in the house with lots of Ho Ho Hos and joy and jovial warmth and after regaling the kids with whatever it is Santas regale kids with, he’d give out the presents. There would be hot chocolate and apple cider, a beautifully lit Christmas tree in the background. Maybe even singing, if the kids wanted to sing. We would be so sappy, Hallmark would sue. Or throw up, but whatever, it was going to be great.

When I write it out like that, it sounds like a very nice day, doesn’t it? It really does seem normal and sane and I should have known that in my world, “normal” and “sane” do not apply.

:::continue reading:::

 


*Wondering where to get those sassy hard candy planet lollipops? Okay so you are officially a solid geek but no worries go :::here:::

 

 

madonna_hard_candyThis is —

My favorite Christmas story ever.


 

When in Doubt, Throw Hard Candy
[AKA The Santa from Hell]

— by Toni McGee Causey

When the kids were little — I think Jake was three and Luke was seven — Christmas felt like it was going to be slim. Make that downright anorexic. So I was looking for a way to bring a little fun into the season, something that wouldn’t cost much.

I had a brilliant idea. [I should come with a warning label: If brilliant idea occurs, step way-the-hell back for your own safety.]

Anyway. The idea was to have someone play Santa at our house for a pre-Christmas visit. We’d invite all the neighbor kids and their parents and each family would bring a gift for their child ahead of time. I’d hide the gifts away and squirrel them to our Santa, who would come in the house with lots of Ho Ho Hos and joy and jovial warmth and after regaling the kids with whatever it is Santas regale kids with, he’d give out the presents. There would be hot chocolate and apple cider, a beautifully lit Christmas tree in the background. Maybe even singing, if the kids wanted to sing. We would be so sappy, Hallmark would sue. Or throw up, but whatever, it was going to be great.

When I write it out like that, it sounds like a very nice day, doesn’t it? It really does seem normal and sane and I should have known that in my world, “normal” and “sane” do not apply.

:::continue reading:::

 

 

When in Doubt, Throw Hard Candy
[AKA The Santa from Hell]

— by Toni McGee Causey

When the kids were little — I think Jake was three and Luke was seven — Christmas felt like it was going to be slim. Make that downright anorexic. So I was looking for a way to bring a little fun into the season, something that wouldn’t cost much.

I had a brilliant idea. (I should come with a warning label: If brilliant idea occurs, step way-the-hell back for your own safety.)

Anyway. The idea was to have someone play Santa at our house for a pre-Christmas visit. We’d invite all the neighbor kids and their parents and each family would bring a gift for their child ahead of time. I’d hide the gifts away and squirrel them to our Santa, who would come in the house with lots of Ho Ho Hos and joy and jovial warmth and after regaling the kids with whatever it is Santas regale kids with, he’d give out the presents. There would be hot chocolate and apple cider, a beautifully lit Christmas tree in the background. Maybe even singing, if the kids wanted to sing. We would be so sappy, Hallmark would sue. Or throw up, but whatever, it was going to be great.

When I write it out like that, it sounds like a very nice day, doesn’t it? It really does seem normal and sane and I should have known that in my world, “normal” and “sane” do not apply.

:::continue reading:::

 

christmas day

December 25, 2008

 

three_catsI wonder —

What to post for Christmas. I could go find a youtube. But I just posted a youtube for Christmas Eve and I doubt I could top a Christmas song that opens with “I slept with your sister.” I could post about my upcoming visit to Stil’s. But I may have to cancel that which will suck but may have to be. I could post about the games I play hiding out on the computer staying clear of mad Christmas shoppers willing to trample and shoot each other. [Wow, goodwill towards men with guns.] But I think someone else posted the greatest Christmas story ever so instead of talking about hiding from holiday shoppers or cancelled trips or hunting up youtubes I am going to send you to Toni. I have linked to this story before. It is my favorite Christmas story.

Happy Holidays everyone. May you be warm and safe and happy.

Toni’s Christmas Story : :::when in doubt throw hard candy:::

 

where the art work comes from :
that is from turbospaz

cool stuff

November 26, 2008

 

big black bootsLast night —

I went to a screening of Ten Inch Hero. It was very fun and the first time I got to see it on the big screen and it has Jensen Ackles in it who is cute as hell which is reason enough to go see it but also [and this is the really cool part for me] it is Betsy Morris’s movie and she was working on it in one of my workshops so I got to see the original script taking shape and now get to see it on the big screen yay!

Also I do not know if I mentioned this in addition to Chris’s first table read this month Lee from the 5150 workshop won a Nicholl Fellowship this year which is also terribly cool and I went to the awards ceremony and got to watch him accept his award. Lee lives in England so this was the first time I got to meet him in person instead of just typing at him on a computer too which is also very cool.

[The majority of my workshops are online so there are people I work with and never actually meet though I try to meet up when I can — England was just too far though oops.]

Lee is not my first Nicholl winner Colleen won in 2005. And Patricia who I have been in workshops with for years won in 2001. And I got to watch those scripts take form too. Then there is Toni, author of the Bobbie Faye books, who originally worked on the Bobbie Faye stories as a script in a workshop of mine. There is George, my Seattle student who wrote 50 First Dates. And Mary, another former workshopper of mine who won the Warner Bros. competition and has written several Stargate Atlantis episodes. Lacy who has sold treatments and is doing work for hire and one of these days is definitely going to be produced. And and and —

I know there are people I am leaving out but I am writing this on the fly and late so do not get your feelings hurt if I left your name off the list just know —

It is very very cool seeing all these people I have worked with hitting these milestones and seeing them accept the awards and watching their movies and TV episodes on the screen.

[happy sigh]

You guys rock.

 


*also a friend is punching me in the arm to make me type this so yes i do consults info about those is :::here::: and am teaching two winter classes through gotham in january and also run 5150 which has very limited seating space so is pretty hard to get into but you can always ask if you knock my socks off i might have to say yes

 

where the art work comes from :
that is hotel paradiso 2 by britcat100

 

I won!

Signed copies of Toni’s Bobbie Faye books.

Yay! Yay! Yay!

If you did not win signed copies of the Bobbie Faye books [wow sucks to be you] do not despair you can BUY the first Bobbie Faye book AND the second Bobbie Faye book right now.

[And you should I read the first book it rocks.]

 


Hey do not pout I posted about the contest if you were slacking it is not my fault.

Also there is a wild rumor Toni based Bobbie Faye in part on me and you know that just spells genius.

 


[Listen those grand theft auto charges were dropped and I did not start the Seattle riots OR the LA riots and the wind blew the roof off the ex’s house that was not me also I was only driving by when that volcano blew and that bank thing was a simple misunderstanding.]

 

:::fun bobbie faye video:::

 

where the art work comes from :
that is from andrew frame

 

bobbie faye’s very bad day by toni mcgee causey

 

 

 

That is Bobbie Faye’s Very [very, very, very] Bad Day: A Novel by Toni McGee Causey. Toni rocks. Rumor has it the Bobbie Faye character is at least partly based on, um, me. [Okay listen they dropped those grand theft auto charges and also that bank was totally an accident.] The book comes out today. Go buy it. Right now. I am not kidding. Go get it. Scoot.

 

 

 

:::about bobbie faye:::
:::about the book:::
:::about toni:::
:::pw star review:::

 

[also there is a fun trailer yay!]

 


 

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