Monday, November 29, 2010

Feeling a little Grinched?

Well, it's done. The decorating that is. Every year I say the same thing: "I'm NOT putting up ALL the decorations." Every year my children smile and nod knowingly as ALL and sometimes more than ALL (the extras bought on sale after Christmas the previous year) manage to crowd the house.

Yes, it's true. I'm an excessive holiday decorator. I've found a way to crowd the house with items from all the major occasions; Halloween, Christmas and, yes, even the arrival of the Easter Bunny. Holidays arrive and kitschy crap explodes onto every available surface. It's a sickness that's taken on mythic proportions.

How about you? do you exercise restraint in holiday decorating, or do you get a little carried away?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

And now to hide the body...

Returned from a research trip to Seattle. Brought the kids so I decided to get their input on where to hide a body in my next book.

Their ideas:

Between the rows of an abandoned movie theatre =>

<= The traditional weed choked ditch.

And my personal favorite.
The taco bus =>

How about you? Any personal preferences for hiding a body?

Tuesday, November 02, 2010


Are you old enough to remember candy cigarettes? Ahhhh yes...the good ol' days! My kids received the more pc version this halloween. They're in tiny boxes and called Peppermint Sticks. There's no red dye immitating a glowing ember on the end though.

My Halloween was a great success. I managed to create a house too frightening for most trick or treaters. Might have to tone things down next year if I don't want to end up with all this leftover candy. I gave away little chocolate bars and gumball eyeballs.

How about you? Was your Halloween a great success? Are you one of the sick people already putting up Christmas decorations??