Construction Coming Soon to Griffie World

Griffie World, my main website will soon be under construction. I think I’m going to (finally) bite the bullet and upgrade it this weekend. So, if you stop by, please excuse the dust (isn’t there always dust with construction?), and the two by fours laying all over the place. I want to get it torn down and back up as quickly as possible, so hopefully the interruption will be minimal.

LA Times Book Festival ~ Day 1

The day was absolutely gorgeous. Sunlight streamed down from blue skies and the air remained cool from the breeze that blew through the campus. We could not have asked for better weather to join several thousand visitors and exhibitors on the UCLA campus today, to celebrate the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Denny and I arrived just shortly after … Read More

Book Festival

I am very please and excited to be scheduled to attend the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books taking place Saturday, April 25, 2009 and Sunday, April, 26, 2009. Of course, I have a lot of stuff to pull together to get ready. I need more bookmarks, more books, and all sorts of other things that go along with getting … Read More

Thoughts From the Morning Commute – Visuals

Every morning my commute takes me down the backside of the happiest place on earth (now there is a blog waiting to be written) and I always enjoy watching the employees on their way from the parking lot to the job. Sometimes I see solitary workers hustling across the street as I wait at the stoplight and sometimes it’s a … Read More

Weekend Updates

The design of my blog has been updated. I have more closely integrated the traveling book site, Where in the World is Misfit McCabe?, and put the link in a tab at the top of the blog (WITW is MMC). I have added a nav tab at the top to Griffie World in preparation for the revamp of that website, … Read More

Thoughts From the Morning Commute – Twitterizing the Workplace

I was chatting online with fellow author, Shannon Yarbrough (Stealing Wishes, The Other Side of What) this morning before getting ready for work about a post on Twitter. I noticed that he posted that he was staying home from work due to illness and commented on it as our communication continued. Then, as we went far afield on several different … Read More

Thoughts From the Morning Commute – Griffie World

This morning as I was driving along, I started thinking about change. Most of us don’t like change when it is thrust upon us, and I’m no exception to that. At work we have been trying to keep all of the machines running although they are getting up there age-wise and are definitely past their use-by date. I’ve been hording … Read More

Thoughts From the Morning Commute – Traffic

Today, I thought that I might do a little blog about St. Patrick’s Day as I left for work wearing green pants and a blouse with some green in it. Maybe some musing on how much trouble you can get into drinking green beer (not that I have any personal experience with that), or perhaps some leprechaun lore, to help … Read More

Let’s Read

I can’t believe that it’s almost over and I almost missed it! March 2nd is NEA (National Education Association) Read Across America day, which focuses on motivating children to read. The date for the celebration was chosen to coincide with the birthday of that childhood favorite Dr. Suess. (It’s ok, you can still like Dr. Suess as an adult. . … Read More

Celebration Dance

I think I can finally come down from the clouds now. I finished writing the sequel to Misfit McCabe late Monday night, and inside have been dancing on table tops ever since. It is a fantastic feeling when you put that final period of a manuscript on the page.

Recharging the Batteries

While it may appear that I have been not posting many messages of late, appearances can be deceiving.  Since this past Saturday, I have been working almost exclusively on articles for the blog, but haven’t yet published any of them.  The reason is that I have been been reading and reviewing books for the Lulu Book Review and now am … Read More