Shannon Stacey

Archive for July, 2008

What the Staceys are reading this weekend

Dad: He’s been reading this awhile. Won’t give up on it.

The Death List by Paul Johnston

Writer’s block is nothing compared to the tale London-based novelist Matt Wells is now caught in. A chain of seemingly innocent e-mails from a devoted fan turns sinister when Matt discovers his correspondent is a cold-blooded killer with an agenda for murder.

This is the real thing, and soon Matt is plunged into a plot more twisted than any he could dream up

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No Oz for us

New Hampshire doesn’t have tornadoes.

Really. Just ask the news. It amazes me the creativity the media/PtB will use in avoiding the T-word.

Today trees were leveled, numerous homes destroyed and one life was taken by “intense wind moving at a fast rate of speed in a tight circular motion”.… Read More »

The Pseudopantser's Plotting: DG3

Pretty busy this morning, but I figured I’d share my “BS Sheet” for DG3. (Sometimes that stands for brainstorming and sometimes…yeah.)

Hey, it’s a book! Well, not quite. I pulled a couple of insets for you.

(The lolcats help me plot, apparently.)

The good news, I haven’t scribbled “dumbass” anywhere on it yet, which means I haven’t identified a plot hole that needs filling.

*knocks on wood*… Read More »

Happy Birthday, Tall Kid

And he’s literally the tall kid, now. He’s not only the taller of the two boys, but he’s taller than both parents. Dayum. But thirteen years old? How did that happen?

Here’s my very favorite picture of him—the one that sits next to my desk. The tall kid is, by nature, reserved and quiet and not particularly adventurous. But when he was almost seven we went to Florida and stopped by Daytona Beach. He’d never been in the ocean and … Read More »


A cowboy and his wife had just been married and went to a hotel for their honeymoon.

The man went to the front desk and asked for a room.

He said, “This here’s a very special occasion…our weddin’ night, and we need a good room with a strong bed.”

The clerk winked and asked, “Do you want the Bridal?”

The Cowboy thought about it a while and then replied, “No, I guess not. I’ll just hold on to her ears … Read More »

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