Monthly Archives: February 2015

¡Viva Mexico City!

What have I been up to lately, you ask? Well, writing The Dirty Book Club, of course. But also THIS:

mexico city


I’ve just returned from an adventure in Mexico City.  It is THE coolest place. Safer than Los Angeles with cafes and restaurants everywhere. I didn’t even have to forego my Starbucks addiction to visit.…

YALLWEST Santa Monica!

yall west

Last week I hinted at seeing some of your faces in person very soon. See that blue state on the map? If you live in it, or if you can get yourself to that little yellow dot on April 11th and 12th, you’re in luck. I’ll be at YALLWEST (YALLFEST’s sassy younger sister) with a gang of my author friends ready to get in some face time with you. I hope you’ll join me.

Check out the details below:yall westyall westScreen Shot 2015-02-11 at 4.01.32 PM

yall west

Want tickets? Click the image below. I hope to see you there! 

get your tickets If you can’t make it, don’t fret. You can still keep tabs on event happenings over at YALLWEST’s Twitter page. Follow them here: yallwest twitter

And while you’re at it, …

In the Cards for Valentine’s

I’m giving you the gift of time for Valentine’s Day and taking the guesswork out of which cards are the most AH-MAZING this year. I’ve done all the Internet scavenging for you so you can run out and nab (or make) a few for your special someones–friends and family included–right after reading this post. Check these out:

In no specific order…

1) DIY your Valentine’s card by cutting out a heart from a map of the city where you met your boyfriend/girlfriend. *Star* the exact spot you two first crossed paths.

DIY vday card


2) Have some self love while giving it to others this year. They’ll respect you more if you do.

just the way i am


3) Or lay it out on the line …



I’m receiving a number of comments and messages from readers looking for help becoming writers. Some of them lead me to believe you haven’t been keeping up with the Writing Process section here on the blah-g. Check this out first in case any of your questions have already been answered in depth: Blah Blah Blah Writing Process

And a few of you have asked me for some tips and tricks. Tips and tricks for writing, huh? I wish, sisters. I’ve said this before, but there aren’t any tricks. You have to write every day. It’s that simple. Read books in the genre you are writing so you can see how other people do it. Stephen King says if you don’t …