Charity Tahmaseb was a 2003 Golden Heart finalist, and one of her short stories was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the co-author, with Darcy Vance, of The Geek Girl's Guide to Cheerleading, and lives in Minnesota. Visit her at thegeekgirlsguide.com/wordpress.
When self-proclaimed geek girl Bethany Reynolds becomes the newest member of the varsity cheerleading squad, she realizes that there's one thing worse than blending into the lockers: getting noticed. Who knew cheerleading was so hard? Well, at least there's a manual, The Prairie Stone High Varsity Cheerleading Guide. Too bad it doesn't cover any of the really tough questions. Like, how do you maintain some semblance of dignity while wearing an insanely short skirt? What do you do when the head...
So, our new pup, Mattie, is adjusting well. The cat is getting sneaky and finding ways to be in the same room as said pup without Mattie noticing. Of course, when she does, the cat zips back downstairs. Summer is … Continue reading →
So yes, this happened over the weekend. Meet Mattie (short for Matilda). She looks like a puppy, but she’s actually four years old. According to the Animal Humane Society she’s a mix of Dachshund and a smooth-haired terrier. She is … Continue reading →
Nearly 12,000 words this week. Yes, I am inwhat Jo March (of Little Women) might call a writing vortex. All I need is the special cap. No, really. I need the special cap. Do you think they have them at … Continue reading →
More writing this week. It’s amazing how much more time one has to do this when one isn’t to-ing and fro-ing the smaller members of the household to/from horse camp. I’m at ~ 44,000 words with Pansy 2.0, which isn’t … Continue reading →
So this week, I decided to simply drop another book out there, this time a collection of three short stories, run a free promotion, and wait to see what happened. This is what happened: It was a wild three days. … Continue reading →
Another birthday, you say? Well, yes, yes there was. My son turned eighteen this week (yeah, how did that happen). We also attended his college orientation. Not to mention he made a jaunt up north for Scout camp. Busy … Continue reading →
My birthday, that is. Did I write on my birthday? Why, yes. Yes, I did. Not quite as many words as last week (that three-day weekend helped the word count), but I’m pleased. I also sent some work out, saved … Continue reading →
To be honest, I was a little scared to try the redraft. I wondered: would it work? Was this a crazy idea? One week in, and I think the word count speaks for itself. I should be clear that I’m … Continue reading →
Well, yes, I launched a book this week. I also managed to do a few other things as well. A couple of submissions, some structural work on the story I call Pansy (which is the name of the main character, … Continue reading →