Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
An Inadvertent Collector of Natural Body Art ReminiscesIt was a scorching summer day when my husband and I got a letter advertising the grand opening of a new tattoo shop downtown. To celebrate, they would spend the day inking people for free....
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
When I found out that these real stories were being compiled for a graphic novel to benefit the Fisher House, the Fallen Warriors Project, and the USO, and they needed some help with scripting, I was, to lapse in my excitement into Valley Girl-speak, so totally there!
A lot of other comic book professionals volunteered for this project, from upcoming independent talent to heavy-hitters who've worked for Image, DC, and Marvel. The end result, a compilation of true stories from the war fronts, promises to be touching, gut-wrenching, sometimes witty, and full of adrenaline-pumping adventure.
Updates and a chance to reserve a copy can be found here:
And keep an eye out for "Yea, Though We Drive Through a Tier One Hot Spot..."
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
How to Feel a Hurricane Even in Idaho
… Or Oregon, California, Ohio, wherever you’re not likely to be in the way of a direct hit. For me, it was simple, and while it was more comfortable than it was for the millions of people actually in Biloxi, Gulfport, or New Orleans, it was by no stretch easy.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
And now we come to the most important aspects of any hotel work. We get guests for all kinds of reasons and occasions. Tourists, convention attendees, wedding parties, families in town for funerals, people moving to the area who’ve yet to find a place, even a couple of families whose homes had burned down.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
After knowing some of what I’d endured, people may not only wonder why I tolerated my employment in hotel housekeeping as long as I did, but what possessed me to take such a job in the first place.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
To get the family through grad school and job troubles, I took a few pretty thankless jobs. In the process, I discovered some shocking truths about what hotel housekeepers have to face every day.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
"Every so often when I want to go out for sushi, catch the local international dance festival, or take in the music of my favorite German, Austrian, Italian, or Russian composers, my husband complains that I have something against American culture. Of course, if he goes with me, he ends up enjoying himself anyway. This time, when I suggested another cultural outing, he refused, deciding he’d rather hang out at the game shop and play Yu Gi Oh instead. I didn’t press the matter.
"His loss. While he was playing some card game that originated in Japan, we attended a celebration of real American culture."
Friday, August 7, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
My sister and the love of her life finally got married"
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
I'm not just saying this because I'm writing and codeveloping Hero by Force. When I saw the talent that's been brought on board for MSE's other projects, I was impressed. Yes, there's a lot of new talent (your humble blogger included), as well as some veteran creators with resumes including names like, oh, Dark Horse, Image, and Marvel.
Not bad for indie small press! I feel pretty lucky.