Monthly Archives: October 2011


False Alarm – Chapter 7 podcast

October 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Here’s chapter 7 of my podcast of my novel, False Alarm. You can also download it free on iTunes. I’d love to hear your comments. Kate interviews a therapist for Pedro and inadvertently gets sucked into treatment herself. Peter tries intimidating Kate to get her out of the bonus race.  Kate’s dinner meeting with Pedro is more than that she bargains for.
The Addams Family

October 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

It’s that time of year again—Halloween and John’s birthday. Last year it was easier because on a trip to Ireland we were so lucky to get to visit the artist Gottfried Helnwein, who lives in a castle and has a collection of skulls that John thought was cool. I thought this astonishing artist, with his all-black attire and collection of poison bottles, was inspiration for a fictional character, while John […]
False Alarm – Chapter 6 podcast

October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Here’s chapter 6 of my podcast of my novel, False Alarm. You can also download it free on iTunes. I’d love to hear your comments. Domestic tensions rise when Sandy hires a 20-year Irish personal trainer to get him in shape. Kate’s boss tells her that she’s not in the bonus race, but Kate still has her dinner meeting coming up with Pedro. Kate intercepts a call from megalo-agent and […]
Explicit Rating

October 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Podcasting has made it so anyone can have their own talk show, but I have new respect for podcasters. It’s hard. I’ve been podcasting False Alarm, my novel about the sports industry, and talking “live” about my former career managing professional athletes and their money—spilling the dirt on things like poor spending habits, the entourage, and driving without insurance. I’ve been going to a little recording studio for bands making […]
False Alarm – Chapter 5 podcast

October 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Here’s chapter 5 of my podcast of my novel, False Alarm. You can also download it free on iTunes. I’d love to hear your comments. Kate’s colleague J.P., who intends to win the bonus race one way or another, is still rubbing it in about Kate’s missed meeting with Pedro, but Kate gets another shot when she literally runs into the prospect at their office.
Character Inspiration

October 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Another police officer came to the house—this time he wasn’t talking about arresting the dogs, but arresting me because apparently I’m their registered owner and three strikes and you’re out. Right on the spot, I have to confess, I wondered whether you could be arrested for things your kids do. So I usually use the spiel about the coyote den behind the house that the dogs are barking at and […]
False Alarm – Chapter 4 podcast

October 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Here’s chapter 4 of my podcast of my novel, False Alarm. You can also download it free on iTunes. I’d love to hear your comments. With Kate’s husband, Sandy, getting ready to move into the Mission District Firehouse, Kate has a list to discuss at their annual marital summit. Kate tells Sandy that she feels that he’s trying to leave her.
Weekend Getaway–Rodeo Contestant

October 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

              I guess I’d gotten it in my head that Jackson Hole, Wyoming was going to be relaxing—a stroll in the cute town, shopping on “Rodeo Drive,”  ducking into the old saloons and galleries—a moose wandering into town offering occasional excitement. Jackson Hole travel has all of that from the travel writing I’ve read, but we never made it to the cute town. Like […]