December 29, 2017

This year has been a huge mixed bag for me. January had a trip to Breckenridge with The Beer Guy, then rats (!), then moving in with aforementioned Beer Guy. February, I turned 40 and published my first book (The Cardinal Gate is currently on sale for $0.99 – get yours today!) In March, we…

November 22, 2017

If you’re interested in winning (and who isn’t?), there are a couple contests open right now that super benefit me personally. I mean are awesome opportunities for you. The first is to win a free Ilona Andrews book! I mean, she’s so good. SO GOOD! Free book!   This second opportunity is amazeballs. Like super…

September 1, 2017

Every once in a while, I like to pretend I’m going to resurrect my habit of setting (and achieving) monthly goals. This is one of those months. I’ll try to remember to report back. I’ve got a busy fucking month ahead of me, and I need to be clear about what I’m doing. So, my…

June 19, 2017

I have been in the process of moving my website from one place to another for a long time. I’ve been blogging at gazellesoncrack since 2006 (although I’ve owned amycissell.com for just as long). Today amycissell.com is live. There might be a few broken links or broken forms, so bear with me as I get…

May 22, 2017

Portland is well-known for being gray and rainy. It’s part of its charm. I’ve lived here for almost eleven years. It is not a surprise that the winter months are overcast and moist. This year, though…this year was miserable. (Even the Weather Channel agreed. By 2/1, Portland was named the most winter-fatigued city.) Between the…

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