Quilts, Plumbing, & Love (SFW)

This went up serialized for the As La Vista Turns promo, but I thought I'd run it off for folks who want it all in one piece. A little bit of Mildred. Runs concurrently with Touch, which you can pick up if you're a $5+ patron over at my, um, secret Patreon, which I will totally start telling people about any day now. Download here: EPUB | MOBI | PDF Or read below. Half the fun of being with someone as regimented as Zane was fucking with her. At least that’s what Dred told Emerson as she was annotating a list Zane had left up

March 6th, 2017|Categories: blog|

As La Vista Turns: Excerpt

Chapter One I didn’t mean to kiss Dred. It was an accident. I was a little hungover after the wedding, and the sunlight was, like, glaring through my windshield, and when she got in the car I was happy to see her, so I kissed her. Okay, so “kiss Dred” wasn’t on my list of things to do, but it was an accident. And we were grown-ups. It was no big deal. Except for the way neither of us pulled back. Except for the way I really wanted to kiss her more. Except for the look in her eyes—all open

February 3rd, 2017|Categories: blog|Tags: , , |

Table of Contents!

Hello, there. Welcome to the blog. Let me point out a few areas of interest to you: I make videos! PODCASTS. I write stories! FREEBIES. Enjoy! Top featured image is "Welcome" by Nathan on Flickr, used under Creative Commons license 2.0.  

February 2nd, 2017|Categories: blog|
  • FREE

FREEBIES

This is THE MASTER LIST OF STORIES AND SHORTS. Ahem. By series. *Crossovers indicated by asterisks. Stories tagged "Patreon" are available as ebooks to folks who support me on Patreon; links will take you to the appropriate post. Scientific Method Universe Queers of La Vista New Halliday Home Series The Ghost in the Penthouse Red and Bad Gym Featured image "Free" by Shane Adams on Flickr, used under Creative Commons license 2.0. Scientific Method Universe: (A number of SMU stories can be downloaded as an ebook in The Library, Volume I.) Cordelia's Library (SFW; pre-SMU; can only be read in The Library, Volume

February 2nd, 2017|Categories: blog, free-stories|

What Will Derrie Did When He Heard About US Marriage Equality (SFW)

This was apparently lost in the great web host fiasco of 2015. Here it is again! “What Will Derrie Did…” takes place on 26 June 2015. Because I had too many feelings and needed Will and Hugh and Tru to express them for me. SFW. It didn’t matter that it was a Friday morning, that Hugh and Truman both had to work. It didn’t matter that driving all the way to Oakland for a kiss (or, specifically, two) was a stupid idea and a waste of gas. Molly blinked tear-filled eyes across the kitchen at Will and said, “What’re you

February 2nd, 2017|Categories: blog, free-stories|Tags: |

Dillon and the Foreskin Snuggie (NSFW)

Dedicated to...you know who you are. Ahem. Anyway. Inspired by this bad boy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/259651572/to-order-12-kg-gigantic-monster-chunky Dillon and Gage from The Real Life Build. Enjoy. The best part about the new house (in the first six days of living there) was that it didn’t share a wall, or a floor, with anyone. No businesses, no residences, just them. Gage liked to tease that he still couldn’t make Dillon scream as much as he’d like without disturbing the neighbors, but it was a lot better than having the Dugout downstairs. The worst part was the broken furnace. And the fact that it took them three

January 31st, 2017|Categories: blog, free-stories|
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These Turbulent Times

Let me tell you about some of the things I'm grateful for. Pandora's currently playing an a capella version of "I Want You Back", a problematic song in a lot of ways, but I have a serious fondness for The Jackson 5, and this song--even covers of it--reminds me of so many moments throughout my life. For eight dollars I scraped together from other budget lines, I bought my kid a biggish Lambie at Grocery Outlet this morning. She's been hugging it all day long. Today was a day for cuddly hugs from stuffed lambs. I wake up every morning

January 20th, 2017|Categories: blog|

2017 Writing and Publishing Plans! (Ripper’s Rambles #64)

TL;DL: Re-release with new covers and new, uh, positioning: Red and Bad Gym! Writing: Practice Makes Perfect (done!) Less Ordinary (half-done) Crux Series (classified, natch) New Year's #4 (which has no plot or narrator or anything at all at the moment) Publishing: As La Vista Turns (out from Riptide February 27) Kith and Kin (potentially out from Brain Mill Press...at some point...ish...) Practice Makes Perfect (April/Mayish) Less Ordinary (August/Septemberish) New Year's #4 (November--ish) Now let's see what really happens! All plans subject to me chasing new shiny things. https://youtu.be/bQJ_JBYJOJ0  

January 17th, 2017|Categories: blog, podcasts|Tags: , , |

In which I wax on about a Gaiman writing metaphor.

I'm currently watching this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voFDz4o6H9g (That's here, if you're on a text reader: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voFDz4o6H9g) Early in this clip, Neil Gaiman talks about dry rock walls. And how the folks who build them start with a pile of fucking rocks and just keep putting one rock down, then another beside it, then another, fitting them all together, and when they're done they have this incredibly strong, stable wall. I'm so loving this for a metaphor right now for books. I have written a lot of books. Someone held me up as a writer they wanted to emulate a few weeks ago, and

January 12th, 2017|Categories: blog|Tags: |