Diana is here!!!


This book is published! Wheee!

Here is a link…

…so you can buy it if you want to find out what happens to Diana and Stu.


Diana Is Alone

Yaaay! I love

checking things off my list of Goals to Accomplish.

And now I really can’t chat because I’m extremely busy editing another book. So blogging is a wee bit on the back burner because I’m nearing a transition point in this story I’ve got in process, and I can’t (or really don’t want to) afford any large errors (because I hate doing conceptual repairs after the fact).

Until next time, then. And I-finished-Diana-yay!

You’re reading Victor Poole, and I just finished and published a book! Yay! In my current novel, I’m adding anchor sensorial points to maintain continuity and a feeling of closeness for the reader.


It is late at night, and I drew a horse (yes, I did) (Look, see? A horse!)

As promised in the opener:

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Aw, he’s so cute, Victor Poole!

Thanks, I think so too.

In other news, I have finished writing ‘Diana Is Alone’–(I know I could really make that ‘is’ lowercase–but it nags at me, and I’m leaving it capitalized. It just looks better to me that way.)–and I am, at this very moment (Yes! Right this second!) creating a proof copy to check the cover colors and do a final comma-run.

Because I have to hunt down and destroy all the extra commas. Yes, I do.

The good news is that this is a huge project I can soon (very soon! I’m practically cackling with glee over the soon-ness) cross off my metaphorical bucket list and shove into the dusty corner of ‘Finished Things.’

I loooove having finished things.

Here’s a drawing of Horve, from my sci-fi series. Horve is a heart-throbby teenager in his language arts class in this picture (we don’t meet him in person until he’s an adult):


sketch 164 CROP

I’m still working out construction for three-dimensional heads and feature placement, as you can see.

In other, other news, I’m batting around the idea

of writing a completely silly throw-away novel about a [secret redacted shhhh]. But I’m mostly thinking about this project as a way to let off steam while I actually zero in on Really Serious Work that I’m focusing on.

Lah-dee-dah, etc.

I really like the ending of Diana’s story. I think it’s glorious. I will tell all of you when I am building up to *gasp* drop-kicking my latest darling into the big, wide interwebs, so you, too, can find out what the heck happens to Diana and Stuart.

Aaaand, now I have other work to do, so toodles.

You’re reading Victor Poole, and in my current novel, the young prince has experienced a lot of internal growth and is thinking about his future as royalty.

A Clean-Up Project


So yesterday I started getting through ancient sketches on my laptop and resuscitating or deleting them.

This was a messy doodle that I cleaned up last night.

I figure I’ll either throw out or transform all my icky, boring half-sketches, and then my laptop will be organized and not so haphazard.

I like how this one turned out, anyway!

You’re reading Victor Poole, and in my current novel, the original bodyguard is teaching a large group of people how to protect themselves.

The Striped Canyon Where the Rock Snakes Live (which are super scary!)

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This is a partial sketch of the black and white rocks in the part of the book where the hunter fetches in some material from the quarry. It’s not finished yet, but yay. I think it looks like a zebra.

In other news . . . wow. Yup, I have nothing more to say about myself at this time.

You’re reading Victor Poole, and in my current novel, the bachelor party has so far produced, um, three wedding proposals among the guests, who are all having a marvelous time.