September 3, 2013

Con Withdrawal

With Dragon*Con over, I, like many others, find myself pining while re-adjusting to the real world. But if there's one place to be inspired to kick my passions (ehem, addictions) into full gear, it's Dragon*Con.

First, I saw one of my favorite authors every day (Timothy Zahn)... mostly by chance... and that means the stars are telling me to write more fiction.

Second, there were some darn creative costumes to make me wonder why I bothered with some of the passé film, game, and tv characters I was attempting to replicate. Next year I'm going full bore on my Twisted Cinderella, which, if done right, could easily win a costume contest. And there are many other costumes to try out. It seems I'm venturing away from Star Wars into the unknown!

I got my Jayne hat. And a giant stuffed Octopus. I'm a happy girl.


For those of you more local to So Cal, this weekend I'll be at the Ventura ComicCon (C4). Mostly Sunday, partly in costume and partly at the 501st Legion table, and hopefully a little bit on Saturday.

Hope to see you there :-)

August 28, 2013

Dragon*Con 2013... LOOK OUT!

The costumes are packed, the "Plan A" itinerary is written down, and my plane tickets are printed. Wouldn't it be just awesome if I forgot something critical like, say, my camera?


The last five copies of my 1st Edition of Handler's Break will find their way to a freebie table (or hotel table with space on it). Yep, free. Freebies! Lots of bookmarks to hand out to friends, too.

Special Dragon*Con 2nd Ed FREE Download Code from VR35V.

Or get a copy of the book in print and I'll sign it for you! (


While I'm not quite famous enough to earn my own special seat, you can meet me at a couple of events.

  • Sat. 5pm "Costuming Insights" panel in room A706.
  • Sat. 8pm, screening of "The Chronicles of Humanity" in Hilton Grand Salon E. I'll be there at the end of the screening when the talk with the director and cast starts up, so probably around 9pm.
  • Sun. 5-6pm, at the 501st Legion club table. I think that's on the bottom floor of the Marriott but I'm not sure.

I'll also be in the parade, doing a "Running of the Hoods," the Star Trek record breaker, assorted panels and events, shopping, etc. I know it sounds vain and nobody's dying to hunt me down, but dang this is one bad party!!!

I love meeting people, so feel free to come up and say hi :-)

April 28, 2013

The Plexes has a new home.

If you came here looking for the novel Handler's Break, you have come to the right place! There is a lot of juicy information here about the story, the galaxy, and what's in it, not to mention some helpful links to get the book into your hands or digital device lickety split.

This page will remain live indefinitely, but new posts will begin to roll out daily at:

The purpose of my new site is to inspire people to think differently about science. And since Handler's Break is an extrapolated future combining my (limited) knowledge in all the sciences, the new Plexes will be a home for "Real Science, Imagined Future."

Each post will contain a brief summary of a scientific concept recently reported, my initial reaction, and my "story idea" that is drawn from it. People always ask writers where they get their ideas, so if you've ever wondered where I get mine, this will show you just how easy it is.

I hope you enjoy it and look forward to your comments and feedback.