Posts in Winter

April 1, 2014

Jen's back!

Thank God.

She said she "missed ZP soooo much!"

ZP missed her too! To show her just how much, this rabbit (mascot) sacrificed and froze himself to the ground right in front of the gate she walks through to enter the ZP Headquarters.

ALSO, I wrote/designed a new cover for my book... Kara is busily drawing pictures while I bark directions at her. I'm sure she's already made a voodoo doll of me.

I don't blame her a bit.

Posts in Winter

March 24, 2014

Jen is in Istanbul (was Constantinople, now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople)

and I discuss cannibalism after a family dinner. "Apparently," says Number One Son, "human meat tastes just like bison."

And so on.

If this Winter ever ends (will it?? Did I just imagine warmer days??), students will graduate and I made a card for such an occasion:


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March 8, 2014

It's true!

Our site was down for most of the week and the pirates wouldn't restore it until serious demands were met. Jen had to "marry" the pirates and I had to write more birthday cards for our Spring Release.

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February 26, 2014

I've had 120 fires, watched everything (worth watching) on Netflix, eaten BONE-BROTH soup (like a caveman), changed my Smartwool socks 4 times...


Here's the new cover with working title. (Isn't that what people say??)

But I always try to find the deeper meaning behind hardship, and 45 sub-zero days equals hardship. AM I RIGHT??

Maybe I'm supposed to let the Winter inspire more cards?

Posts in Winter

February 21, 2014

Look who I found in front of Zeichen Press HQ!

First the squirrels and then the bear AND NOW THIS?!

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January 26, 2014

That's right! Scientists have analyzed data and determined that it's extra cold.

Now I feel even less bad for never leaving my beanbag nest with fireplace view.

I gave up working-out and have adopted a restorative yoga practice. This particular pose is called Corpse.

Note the Winter coat. My character froze to death on the prairie.

ANYWAY. I can act like this now because I'm an eccentric writer with A LITERARY AGENT.

28 pages down, 12 to go...


Posts in Winter

January 5, 2014

I heard a story about a Minnesota fur trader. 

Tromping through the snow in seasonably cold weather, sans Northface winter gear and, more importantly, SANS Smartwool socks — he found his feet to be frozen solid. Frozen like a forgotten chuck roast buried under the pile of pizzas and popsicles.

What did he do?

Simply dragged his body through the snow until warmish accommodations were reached, asked the hardy men in the room for an awl, punctured his feet, and had those same hardy men pour brandy over his numb tootsies.

There. Feet saved.

I didn't write a card about that. (I'm sure I will.) Here's something more lighthearted:

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December 31, 2013

2013 was a doozy!

I daydreamed with such intensity!

Such intent!

Such fervor!

And I can't speak for Jen (just kidding, I will. Right now.) but I'm pretty sure she has been on pins and needles JUST WAITING for cards from me in her inbox. (Between the printing, billing, and shipping.)

I also can't speak for The First Intern, and now The Virtual Intern, but I will say that their lol's have fueled my asbestos-covered furnace.

So, as I sit here, wearing layers of long underwear, under an Indian blanket (soaked in smallpox), staring out the window... I am beyond grateful for the ladies that make Zeichen Press more than just a daydream. 

And now I'm all choked up!

But enough of that!