December 03, 2014
Happy New Year! This author portal-thing is so exciting to me. I'd love to hear what you're thinking and get some feedback. I just delivered the second Portia book last week. My tireless editor < I heart Liesa :)! > was working on it right up to Xmas Eve! Anyway, it'll be ready for the world on May 5 '09 . I'm hoping and wishing for an awesome new year for you and the world. Here we go...Anna
October 16, 2009
Before I write, I make sure the house is clean, the lawn is watered, the laundry is done, I've figured out everything I'm doing that week, the following week, the following month and the following year, my "to do" list is updated, urgent and not-so-urgent emails are answered, the coffee is made, the refrigerator is clean, every room in the house is dusted, the hard drive is cleared of any duplicate files, the Netflix queue list is in the correct order, the grocery list is complete with necessary items for the week, there is paper in the printer, I know what I'm making for dinner, I add more necessary items to the grocery list, I recheck my New Year's...
May 18, 2009
There is a secret world that I share every time I sit down to write. It's just outside my window. And it's wild. I mean, I have experienced some crazy Los Angeles wildlife in my own backyard. I've outsmarted squirrels so I could rescue the last remaining piece of fruit on my old fig tree. I've stared down gnarly raccoons that dared to poo in my kids' plastic turtle pool. I've spied on a pair of bottom heavy skunks waddling up my back stairs with their bushy tails pointing straight to the sky. And one day, late in the afternoon, Hollywood cinematographers refer to it as golden hour, the magic light just before sunset, a coyote trotted past my window. At...