U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Fiction or Nonfiction: That is the Question

This book reads like a novel.  It must have been fictionalized.  You made up the dialogue, right? I’ve been hearing that a lot lately in regard to WINGED OBSESSION.  The answer is no: the events as told are absolutely true.  And no: Kojima said things that even I couldn’t have … Read More

Things That Bug Me – Or – What The Bug?

I attended the Bug Fair at the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History a few weeks ago and came home with a bunch of questions swirling around in my head.  Here are a few that beg an answer. 1.  Why does a pest control company sponsor the Bug Fair?  … Read More

Tossing Your Book Into The World

Authors spend a year—sometimes two or three—nurturing their book.  Then comes the moment when we finally have to let go and the book takes on a life of its own. Step away from the computer, lady, and no one will get hurt. Releasing a book is exciting and frightening both … Read More

CAN THEY REALLY SELL THAT ON THE INTERNET?

I love the Internet.  I admit it.  I can find an apartment on Craigslist, rent a movie on Netflix and dream about meeting the perfect man on Match.com.  I can even track down a replacement part for my near extinct refrigerator.  Forget about letting your fingers do the walking through … Read More

Japanese Porn – Or, You’ve Got To Be Kidding

Japan is a funny place.  So much is based on customs and formality. When and where do you take off your shoes?  What is an appropriate gift to give someone?  Is it proper to cross your legs in public? Then you trip across Japan’s adult video industry and WHAM!  Everything … Read More

I WANNA BE AN UNDERCOVER MUTHA

I love to live vicariously.  Writing about special agents with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows me to do that.  It’s not as if I don’t do enough exciting things in my own life.  But, let’s face it.  What are the chances that I’ll ever get to drive an … Read More

The Good, The Bad, and The Yikes!

Why is it that people tend to think of butterflies as angelic creatures? Let’s face it—they’re nothing but bugs with big wings. Even so, they’re universally loved. It’s probably due to the words that are used to describe them—colorful, pretty, and innocent. Butterflies rank right up there with unicorns, fairies, … Read More

VERY SUPERSTITIOUS

Okay, I admit it.  I’m superstitious.  I don’t walk under ladders, or step on a crack, and I never fly on Friday the thirteenth.  If I’m working on a book, and the writing is going well, I’ll continue to wear the same clothes until I hit a bump in my … Read More

Your Tattoo or Mine?

Am I seeing things or do butterflies suddenly seem to be everywhere? I spot them on T-shirts, lunchboxes, pencil cases, notebooks, book bags, hairclips, dresses, plates, salt and pepper shakers, bathroom faucet handles, mosaic panels, bed sheets and even tablecloths. Have I possibly left anything out? Most likely. Butterflies have … Read More