Jennifer Lyon
Thursday, May 13th, 2010
Witch and Wizard

I was making dinner one night a few weeks ago while Wizard was watching UFC (cage fighting…mortal style). I happened to notice one of the fighters. “Wizard, who is that fighter wearing red shorts?”

Wizard turned from the TV to look at me.

I might have been staring at the sweaty fighter with big gleaming muscles.

“He’s not Wing Slayer Worthy,” Wizard proclaimed.

I looked back to Wizard and saw his narrowed eyed, caught-you-staring-at-another-man look. Trying to distract him, I said, “And YOU know who is Wing Slayer Worthy? YOU decide?”

“Yes,” he proclaimed smugly. “I am a wizard, I know these things.”

I rolled my eyes and muttered, “Whatever.” Then I turned my attention to the TV again. “Just so I know, what is the guy’s name in the red shorts?” I was planning some quality Goggle time, thinking…

The TV suddenly changed channels to a sitcom rerun. “Look away, Witch, there’s nothing to see here.”

I never did find out the sweaty fighter’s name, dang it.

People ask me if these stories are real—they really are. We actually have conversations like this. Not sure what that says about us…reality challenged, maybe? LOL!

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
Any Good News?

Bailiey waitingHere’s Bailey…waiting to see if I come up with something for this blog.

He’s going to be waiting a long time, LOL!

In some good news,  I discovered over the weekend that SOUL MAGIC is in its second printing.  I had no idea! I found out when I was in a bookstore with an author friend, one who is smarter than me, and insisted I check the printing (the string of numbers usually located on the bottom of the copyright page tells you what printing the book is in).  Sure enough–second printing!

So hmm, I guess that’s my good news.

How about you? Any good news? Bailey is still waiting :-)

Monday, May 10th, 2010
I Think It’s Defective…

“Mom, I know how bad you want a dog so…” My oldest son pulled out his present from behind his back.


Oh a cute little puppy! But then I tried to play with it–sadly all it knew how to do was lay there and play dead.

Then I tried to feed it, but it wouldn’t eat.

I’m starting to think this isn’t a real puppy… anyone have a spell (or app) for that? Or a spell to get back at my smart ass kid, LOL!!!

My weekend was good.  I went to my local chapter RWA meeting on Saturday, and Mother’s Day on Sunday turned out great in spite of the suspicious puppy.  And Bailey Dog came over to play with me!

So how was your weekend and your Mother’s Day?

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
Ashlynn’s Book and Random Stuff

Today we were going to have our very own Ashlynn Pearce guest blog but she’s unable to make it.  I’d really like you all to keep Ashlynn in your thoughts right now. She’s going through a tough struggle, and when she’s recovered, she’ll tell you all if she wishes. But let’s remember her.

And you could always buy her book here ! It’s just been released from Ellora’s Cave

Ashylynn rough-edges-cover1

Jake Korte is emotionally broken. Angry. Hurt. Worthless. Fearing that he will become the abuser his father was, the last thing he needs is a woman in his life. He feels like a virtual time bomb just waiting for the internal explosion. So when tiny Rebecca Saylor “chats” her way into his life and then crawls under his skin, panic descends. He can’t seem to stay away, but is terrified to be with her.

After surviving an abusive marriage, Becca isn’t looking for love, only safety. But through her research for her column “Chat Addiction”, she meets Jake, who is anything but safe. He’s the one man who can make her feel alive again. But can she overcome her own fears to claw her way into the heart of a man so fractured?

I am going to order my copy!

In other news,  I’m very slow to answer comments and I apologize. I hope you all know how much I appreciate you guys! You all make me laugh at your comments!

And lastly, did you all see that the Gaylord Hotel in Tennessee has severe flooding that may impact that RWA National Conference? I don’t know what’s going to happen.  I just hope everyone in Tennessee is okay!

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

I’m writing this blog while watching DATELINE on email scams. I get those emails all the time! So I’m wondering, do you know anyone personally who has fallen for these? I don’t think I do.  But people do fall for them.  I’d suggest risking a buck on the Lottery rather than replying to these emails!

Otherwise, my weekend was mostly work. I finished the page proofs for REDEEMING THE WIZARD, my story in The Beast Within Anthology.  I hope it’s an entertaining story! That anthology is out in September 2010.

I had to laugh, though, I went to the dentist for my regular check up on Saturday morning. They took one look at the mess I’ve made biting the inside of my cheeks and declared that I was under stress—BWHAHAHAHA!!! Really? Imagine my surprise! 

But on the upside, I’m learning more and more about Key and his witch-heroine and if I can get it to all come together, I think it can be a really good story. It’s always exciting when things begin to suddenly make sense. It’s just playing Outrun The Looming Deadline that’s stressful.

So that’s my pretty boring weekend. How was your weekend.

Monday, April 26th, 2010
Monday Roundup

Bailey waiting for toyBailey was waiting for me to get to his house yesterday so we could play!

It was another busy weekend.  Wizard and I went  to see THE BACKUP PLAN.  I was bored. I didn’t want to see it but Wizard thought it might be funny.

Silly Wizard, he should listen to his witch :-)

We also had a whole list of chores and errands on Saturday, and I managed to talk Wizard in stopping by a pet store to look at puppies.  On the way home, he said, “You’re wearing me down, witch, you’re wearing me down.”

Realllly? Bwhahahaha!!! Of course two hours later, he’s back to telling me we can’t get a dog. We’ll see, Wizard, we will see!

Sunday I spent all morning cooking and baking, we went to my two sons’ house to celebrate one of their birthdays and my mother in law’s birthday.  We had fun.  Even better, Bailey is helping my quest for a dog by curling up next to Wizard and going to sleep with his head on Wizard’s leg.  I caught Wizard petting him several times.

I didn’t get a lot of writing done, but this week will be all work and no play.

How was your weekend?

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
What do you think?

So I heard this news yesterday from this link

SAN FRANCISCO – Danielle Steel‘s former assistant has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for embezzling more than $760,000 from the romance novelist.

Kristy Watts worked for 15 years and earned an annual salary of $200,000 for part-time work that included handling Steel’s payroll and accounting.

The 48-year-old pleaded guilty last year to depositing numerous checks made out to “cash” in her own bank account, using the author’s credit card rewards points and paying herself more than her salary.

U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker on Tuesday sentenced Watts to two years and nine months in prison.

She has paid the author $969,752 to settle a lawsuit by selling her house and furnishings. Watts is married to a San Francisco Police Department officer and has a 6-year-old daughter.

I was floored.  The woman worked PART TIME and made $200,000 a year and still stole from her employer? Pathetic.

What do you think?