Tag Archives: Austin

Writing Stall: Black, Blue & Red Rule Enforced. If you’re not broken, bleeding or in need of bail money, do not knock.

OKAY. I’M NOT so much blocked as stymied with a scene that’s been giving me trouble. First problem is, I’ve got too much going on. And while, yes, it’s funny, it doesn’t move the plot. It’s going to get axed … Continue reading

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How #MeToo Took down an Olympian predator. I wonder who will *examine* the doctor first. In prison . .

I WISH THEY’D quit calling Olympic events Women’s Gymnastics and call it what it is– Girl’s Gymnastics–Gold Medal Winner Dominique Moceanu is 14-years old, for heaven’s sake. And while it’s a little to late for Larry Nassar to zip up his pants … Continue reading

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Saving the world from emotional porcupines

Kathy L. Murphy, the Pulpwood Queen, has been leading the charge on literacy front. In these times of willful ignorance, reading is more important than ever. She’s also a cheerleader for authors (’cause you know, writers (at least this one) … Continue reading

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If motivation were a drug I’d be mainlining

I DIDN’T START 2018 with a lot of expectations, based on the last two years and you know, Idiot in Chief is still on his Golden Toilet. But this malaise is lingering, and every time he opens his mouth or … Continue reading

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How to thwart an evil villain: Get your own evil on

IN HONOR OF Dr. Martin Luther King day, I’ve doubled down on faxing the living daylights out of the smug old white guys who are supposed to represent me in Washington. Despite my assault on their office resources, it hasn’t … Continue reading

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The Quest for Cantu: Bringing down your hero

FIRST LOVES MAY change shape but last a lifetime. But how well do you really know your first love? Cauley MacKinnon leads her first love, Austin Police Detective Jim Cantu, down the  second-darkest journey of his life. The first was … Continue reading

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Jim Cantu: How the boy became the man Cauley admires

BACKSTORY, IS, FOR the most part, best saved for Last Call at Down Town Austin’s Scholz Garten, and only then if you’re picking up the tab. For the most part. Some writers do it beautifully, and in some cases, the backstory is … Continue reading

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Angels on Earth. And Award-Winning “A MacKinnon Christmas,” Free Today

CHRISTMAS IS HARD on a lot of us and media makes it worse. Those sappy commercials and Hallmark Movies are the “Help I’ve Fallen And I Can’t Get Up” emotional blackmail. And retailers push up the Christmas Crazy every year. … Continue reading

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A MacKinnon Christmas: A gift for you. Because you mean the world to me.

A MacKinnon Christmas: A Cauley MacKinnon Mystery For my mother, Betty Frazier. Thank you for always believing . . . Acknowledgments It may take a village to raise a child, but it takes a some of Suz Brockmann’s Swim Buddies to create … Continue reading

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Soul Mates: You get as many as you need, in all shapes and sizes. And species . . .

ON SOUL MATES: I think you get as many as you need, and they come in all shapes, sizes and species. Book Four is exactly about that. Thanks to First Reader, it’s finally coming along nicely–a lot of it deals … Continue reading

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