Monthly Archives: November 2011


False Alarm – chapter 11 podcast

November 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Here’s chapter 11 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 mother, Virginia, arrives in San Francisco with her new boyfriend just in time for Christmas at Kate’s house.  Kate and Virginia meet Pedro and his friend at midnight mass at Pedro’s church on Christmas Eve. Has Kate gone too far? Kate’s mother has strong […]
Podiobooks launch

November 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Hi, False Alarm is now available on Podiobooks, www.podiobooks.com, offering free serialized audiobooks delivered on your schedule.  Please check it out.
Dog Boarding

November 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Today the dogs have an “ interview” at a new kennel, if you can believe it. Competition is fierce to board your dog in the Silicon Valley Outback. Their usual kennel “resort,” which we call The Palace, is full, and if Zar and Daisy blow their interview we’re not leaving town for Thanksgiving. We’ve been trying to tire them out all day—throwing sticks and running all over the place. Mike […]
False Alarm – chapter 10 podcast

November 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Here’s chapter 10 of my podcast of my novel, False Alarm. You can also download it free on iTunes. I’d love to hear your comments. Even though she suspects a setup, Kate drives across the Golden Gate Bridge to see firm rival and megalo-agent Randy Nester. He’s invited her to pitch to his clients on Christmas Eve, and she gets a surprise. She’s actually considering adopting Pedro for the holidays, […]
Writing Fiction

November 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

My brother, Stan, just texted me that I’m getting “more at ease” on my podcasts and my sound quality on his iPhone 4S “sounds like you’re at the gym with me!”  Very sweet of him—I hope he’s not working too hard to come up with something, but I’ll take it. I certainly do not feel “at ease” with the microphone, but I don’t think it’s necessarily natural for a writer, […]
False Alarm – Chapter 9 podcast

November 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Here’s chapter 9 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 husband, Sandy, sets the bathroom on fire—and Kate is really starting to wonder about his obsession with fire in terms of his fireman quest. Pyromania comes to mind—and in a way it’s reassuring—better pyromania than he wants to get away from her! She’s starting […]
False Alarm – Chapter 8 podcast

November 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Here’s chapter 8 of my podcast of my novel, False Alarm. You can also download it free on iTunes. I’d love to hear your comments. The day of Sandy’s firefighter exam, Kate catches Sandy in a small lie and wonders what else he’s lying about. Pedro asks Kate to find him a car and is coming on strong, while Kate tries to walk the line of respectable client relations. She […]
Tasty Morsels

November 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Tomorrow podcast Episode 8 of False Alarm will be up. Kate has plenty to distract her at the office and on the domestic front. I think it’s really hard to straddle those two worlds. You know how it is when you feel like you can’t do a good job at anything. Responsibilities with the kids are overwhelming, but the dogs are over the top. Right now in the Silicon Valley […]