Friday, January 29, 2010


It rains twice a year in Tucson - the monsoons in July/August, and a cold bout of winter rain round about now. It's been raining for a week and the streets are flooded. As when it snows, Tucson always seems to get caught unawares by these incidences of "weather." We have "washes" here and there - deep trenches built into the sides of the roads to redirect the water - but that doesn't help on those streets with no washes. I ventured out this morning to buy curtains, hoping my station wagon would make it through long stretches of foot-deep water, and wasn't surprised to see the aftermath of a car accident at the lights nearest my home.

Can't complain - I love the rain (dog, however, is not impressed) - but I think Tucson needs to invest in storm water drains.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bound galleys have arrived

This is my book! Well, sort of. These are the bound galleys, which are uncorrected proofs used for marketing. The back cover blurb is different from the final book and all my corrections aren't taken in yet, but it's my book that I can hold in my hands and flip the pages!