Tracy S. Morris

Quirky Mysteries, Screwball Fantasy and Sassy History

Archive for July, 2008

Back from Conestoga – turns out that I’m the evil twin.

Conestoga is the first convention that I’ve had the chance to attend in a while.  It’s been a fun and productive weekend.   Things I’ve learned: *   It never hurts to ask an editor if they’re reading, what for and if they will please consider letting you send them something.  The worst they can do is say […]

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Packing for Conestoga

I’m mostly packed for Conestoga.  I’m doing this now because I will probably be too busy tomorrow, and I would like to leave out early Friday so that I can hook up with the good folks at Yard Dog Press and caravan out.  Now the eternal question: To take the laptop and digital camera, or […]

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Conestoga schedule and cute niece photos

This weekend I took my camera up to my sister’s house to take some summer photos of my two neices.  The older girl is Katee, the baby is Ellie (some of you may remember when I posted photos of Ellie when she was born.  I think that was 8 months ago.  She’s grown so much.  […]

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I have blasphemed the holy.

Word to the wise you reviewers out there: If you happen to criticize Joss Whedon, his fanbase will call down holy jihad on you.   Trufax.  I didn’t like the ending of Dr. Horrible.  I thought that the first two episodes had a light tone, and then the third one went dark, which is typical Whedon.  But in saying this (and misspelling Captain […]

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Review: Dr. Horrible part III

My review for dr. Horrible part III is up at firefox.org.  The link is here.

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You can Joke (just not about crop circles)

I just got my first comment on the crop circle story.  By a ‘serious crop circle researcher.’  From Cambridge, no less.  She basically said that I was out of the loop with my information on crop circles, out of my depth with aliens, and that my superior tone was insulting to people called Bubba. Furthermore, […]

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Alien Fishing in three easy steps

 I wrote this very tongue-in-cheek article for firefox news.  Alien Fishing in Three Easy Steps.

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Dear Joss

I love you a million and I want to get married and have your babies and . . . and . . . and . . . Oops, I forgot about the part where we’re both married to other people. But you could still come to my birthday party. I’ll let you have the first […]

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Sample Chapters up.

I’ve gotten the first chapter of my novella Tranquility and a flash fiction story both up on my website here.   So far I’ve been very pleased with how the site is shaping up.

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Embarrassing my mother and helping April get to the Olympics.

My mother generally isn’t surprised by anything I do any more.  I was a good kid, great teen, neurotic twentysomething and a stable thirtysomething.  I had a tendency to get in car accidents or fall down the stairs, but I never nearly got shot or arrested (unlike some relatives with the same parents.  Long story.)  So when she […]

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