Can I still say “Happy New Year” 11 days into January?

First of all—the first draft of Celestial Chaos is done. It’s 5,000 words over what I originally figured it would be, and that word count will probably change once I’m finished writing the second draft, but it’s DONE. I’d planned on completing the first draft by New Year’s Eve, but since I’d rather spend December … More Can I still say “Happy New Year” 11 days into January?

You are not an editor: A cautionary tale

The holidays were particularly awesome in the Marting house—due to scheduling issues at Le Day Job I’ve had two three-day weekends since Christmas and Santa left me Sephora gift cards, which have already been put to use (oh, Benefit cosmetics. You are so expensive, but your Boing industrial-strength concealer is the best out there.) (I’m … More You are not an editor: A cautionary tale

A discovery of romance, with hellacious results

My introduction to romance began in 1995, when I was twelve years old. My family lived in a small duplex in Peterborough, a converted house built in the early 1900s that my parents bought in 1986 and renovated. At the back of our house was a one-bedroom semi-detached apartment; its living room and our kitchen … More A discovery of romance, with hellacious results