First read this article and this post will make more sense. Okay, now that you’re back… To ban a book or not ban it shouldn’t even be a question. For me, it isn’t one I’ve ever pondered. I’ve never agreed with banning books. And parents, don’tcha know that as soon as you tell kids they can’t do … More To Ban or Not to Ban … Should Not Even Be a Question
I think that only truly happy people can do this, can pave their road before they’ve actually traveled it, people comfortable with their life choices … More Living Happily in a Rut (or, Who Put This Surprisingly Comfortable Pothole Here?)
My thanks to The Indelibles for hosting this blogfest. Anyone who knows me knows I love a good blogfest. And everyone likes a good kissing scene. The moment when the main character finally gets lip-to-lip with his or her objet de désir is the culmination of untold hours of longing, fantasy, and anticipated passion.
My friend and fellow writer, Juliette Terzieff (tireless Commander in the Zombie Survival Crew), had the incredible opportunity to work with IronE Singleton on his autobiography. I’m totally envious of her opportunity and not a little in awe of his courage in tackling this project – anyone who takes on the task of writing his … More Blindsided – with Envy and Awe
I see you in a certain slant of light, a glimpse of tousled hair and a sleepy grin in the graceful radiance of a fresh spring morning; or a flash of skin, kissed golden, sun-drenched and warmed by the lazy beams of a sultry summer afternoon; or in pensive silhouette against a blazing autumn sky, painted red and gold and orange as evening claims the waning day; or washed … More A Certain Slant of Light
I’ve been thinking rather heavily upon the idea of New Year’s resolutions. And I’ve decided that this year, I’m not going to make any. The words “New Year’s resolution” have a temporary ring to my ears, perhaps because of so many jokes about people’s resolve lasting until January 2, or maybe because of so many … More So You Think You Want a Resolution
Let’s talk characters today. More to the point, let’s talk about characters with serious personality flaws. The following text is an excerpt from a review of Condemned on BarnesandNoble.com: “I also have a problem with the heroine making stupid choices especially when it drives apart her marriage. It reminds me of those insipid romance stories with all … More Polly Perfect … Perfectly Boring?
I’ve shared many things with you, dear readers, some of them painful for me, most of them painful for you. But you’re still hanging around, you masochists, so I’m about to inflict even more abuse upon your tender heads. Allow me to share the latest skirmish in my ongoing, exasperating, fiercely waged war with autocorrect … More Ducking Autocorrect!
I realize I don’t blog as much as I should. I’m sitting here right now while Long-Suffering Spouse, WonderBoy, and La Princessa are recovering from a walk with the buttercup (which temporarily ended my daily Dora the Explorer purgatory), thinking about stress. They say confession is good for the soul. You know why? It relieves … More Of Clones & Confessions- oh, and Happy Independence Day!
My husband brought the mail in Thursday, but thankfully I didn’t see it until yesterday morning. Before work, he tossed a nice little official-looking letter from the IRS, addressed to Running Ink Press, onto my side of the dining room table. I thought to myself, “Uh-oh, I wonder if I checked a wrong box or … More The Power of Paying Attention