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As giddy and grossed out as we felt with that first game of Spin the Bottle, we were participating in a ritual -- the kiss -- that some scholars claim is more the 4,500 years old. Here are some kiss facts you might not know!
It feels like a magic endeavor. A rabbit out the hat. I put on my writer hat and spend nearly a year at the keyboard penning the tale. And then I put on my publisher hat and manage 5 MILLION TRILLION details.
The year 2024 is the year of the Dragon! It's a time for creativity and new ideas. Don't let it all go to your head like Smaug, though. Stay down-to-earth and avoid being arrogant or greedy. If you're looking at your wallet, prosperity could be on its way.
Since we gossiped last, I've gone down the rabbit hole in my writing studio for eight solid months, traveled down memory lane in Ireland, put together 80,000 pretty gosh-darn good words of a story, and emerged on the other side relatively sober and sane.
Wherever you live, take a walk through the gardens in full bloom, paddle a river a lake or a pond, camp, fish, have fun!
That's what I'm doing when I'm not writing on Killer Croquet on the Emerald Isle, book 4 in the Cardboard Cottage Mystery series.
Taking San Diego by Storm
Jane and the Arkansas 4 are hobnobbing with the California crowd this week at the IBPA Publishing conference. We're even meeting up with Eddie Gamara (yes, we're name dropping) at Paramount. Who do you think should play the Arkansas 4 in the movie?
Jane Ace's Killer Camp
Even though the Cardboard Cottage Mystery series is a fiction and cozy with all violence happens offside, I still need to be accurate. I spend my share of time browsing the subtle macabre. Here's a look at how writers gain knowledge about all this murder-y stuff and how the crimes get solved.
Like playing cards? Here's a loaded deck for fun. (Pun Intended) This is my favorite vintage cocktail card deck. It really makes me feel festive! I found this deck in a thrift store for fifty cents and I saw one on Ebay for $20. I love a bargain and a cocktail!
Boom! And just like that... it's February!
Ever how you celebrate the month, do it with LOVE. Here are some ideas for celebrating, even if you celebrate the single life! Time for #LOVEBOMB