Problem Child

Meet Bear. He’ll turn two years old in November. He’s all black with a brownish undercoat. The only thing bigger than his scruff is his attitude. If we were a married couple, we’d be in counselling right now. Remember Jayne from Firefly? This is how I would define Bear’s archetype in our cat crew. I should have taken a picture of him in the wreckage of the twenty-year-old spiderplant he sent down the stairs and killed this morning. That’s life with Bear. He will flip any light switch he can reach. He can turn doorknobs, and don’t even fantasize about going to the bathroom by yourself. If he doesn’t dart… Read More

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Why Tho

Here’s a little window into how the final two episodes are progressing. I had to decide between two options on a story point. It’s not a make-or-break decision or anything, and I’m kind of brain fried from day-job, so I said hey, I’ll just flip a coin and let the universe decide. So there’s a dime sitting on an end table. I flip it into the air. It lands in my hair. Slides off my head into a blanket on the couch. Dime… is… gone. Can’t find it. Daughter is laughing so hard she takes pity on me and makes Google flip a coin. Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

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Yes, You Did Mention Cats

Continuing on with the Silver cats theme, here’s another one. Meet Booger. Yes, you read that correctly. The cat’s name is actually Booger. He and his sister (who will be coming up soon) are both eight years old. They’re littermates rescued from my mother- & father-in-law’s woodpile. Both cats had distemper when Mr. Silver brought them home. Believe me when I say the name “Booger” was well earned by the time I’d nursed these wooly mammoths through their illness. These two cats are ENORMOUS. They both ballooned after they were spayed/neutered. Booger, though, is just plain loooooong. Here I’m trying to show the scale of this guy: Right now he’s… Read More

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Did Someone Mention Cats?

The last post sparked two email conversations about cats. Y’all know the Silver clan has just-shy of too many cats. So I said hey, let’s do a “Meet The Cats” segment. Here’s the first feline stationary long enough this morning to photograph: This is Beezer. She’s five. She came to us as a stray, and life has never been the same since. Many of you will be familiar with the type—will look you dead in the eye while knocking shit off your desk, but will also come hide in your lap because reasons. Also known as the informer child of the cat crew. If Wilson (the dog) has gone out… Read More

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Wait… What?

Celebrating a new release with…. wait for it… an ear infection! Because apparently, I’m three years old. Okay, now that the self-pity is out of the way, let’s do some algorithm management. (AKA shameless begging) Please take a moment to review a title today. The cat demands it. Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

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Warn A Girl

Hello again! All complimentary contest-win episodes have been sent out. Check your Kindles or your inboxes. If you did not receive your season-pass copies and you think your Kindle email might have changed, please email me as soon as possible so I can re-send. (That said, I will be gone much of tomorrow in meetings. That’s why I’m rushing to get all this sent out tonight; I’m not sure how much I’ll be around to take care of y’all.) Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

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Updoot

Okay, so, remember in the last post how I said, “if everything goes as planned”? Yeah. Not so much. Day-job has some issues with personal space. I was going to hurry and try to upload tonight, but this episode just isn’t ready yet. I’m shooting for very, very late Thursday night or Friday afternoon. That way, at least we’ll have Overcome up for the weekend. I’m sorry it couldn’t be sooner, but I’d rather take the time to do all the usual polish passes instead of skimping. To make up for it, here’s the excerpt a couple days early. See you this weekend! Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

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