Why Do You Write?

In my younger days, when I was single, I wrote to have romance in my life. I read a lot of romance, too, especially Regency romance where an arranged marriage might happen, and shifters where a life mate might not be the one you were looking at, but it’s the one you had to have. Fate was an important part of my idea of love. Continue reading “Why Do You Write?”

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Have a New Year!

New beginnings is such a magical concept to most human cultures that rituals abound at every opportunity. Birthdays, becoming an adult, getting hitched, starting a family, all have celebrations to go along with the occasion. Starting a book, finishing a book, while these are lesser known celebrations, they certainly are an excuse to get drunk and text your friends to assure them you will always love them. Continue reading “Have a New Year!”

Life Changes

This time last week, I worried about getting a short story finished and submitted, cleaning the house for a party, and doing better by my birds. Then, Friday night, I started seeing a flash of light in my left eye when I blinked. I expected it to go away, but so far it’s still with me. I posted about it on my personal page on Facebook and got reactions from panic (Retina Damage!) to calm and wise (Don’t worry too much but do get it checked out). Continue reading “Life Changes”

Emily Foster and Emily Nagoski, Part One

Life turns out to be full of coincidences. I used to go to ComicCon San Diego regularly. I went there before going there was cool. And in the wonderful days before huge movie studios and comic book producers started hanging out there. My husband and I knew the winds of change were upon us when the price of a ticket for all weekend went up tremendously and one could not buy next year’s tickets at this year’s convention. The chances of getting tickets through a phone call on the day they go on sale are slim to Hahaha nice try. Continue reading “Emily Foster and Emily Nagoski, Part One”

The Villain of the Piece

Besides reading books, I like to fill my driving time with audiobooks. Right now, I’m finishing up The House of Secrets by Brad Metzler and Tod Goldberg. I love the narration by Scott Brick and January LaVoy. But the best part is the dive into early American history, the complex relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold, and the suggestion that we Americans have not been taught all the truth that lays there between the pages of history. Continue reading “The Villain of the Piece”

The Star in the East Part Three

Please read the two previous posts for the whole story.

“Damn it, woman!  You always see things in the worst way!”  Jeremy stepped in front of her, scowling.  “Stephen left you penniless.  If you stay here with the children, I can take care of you.  That’s all I ever wanted to do.”

“You’re very good with the children.  Perhaps I should go to Bristol and try my hand at the business.”  Continue reading “The Star in the East Part Three”