One More Day (for the giveaways)

I’ve got one more day left before the two holiday hops I’m participating in end tomorrow. The first one is the Dirty Santa Blog Hop and I’m giving away a straight to Kindle copy of Falling for Jordan and a $10 Amazon Gift Card. Click the cute guy banner above to go to the post andContinue reading “One More Day (for the giveaways)”

It’s a Holly Jolly Chick Lit Hop (over on FB)

Yup! It’s the second year I’m joining sixty-two (62) fellow chick lit and rom-com authors in the Holly Jolly Chick Lit Hop and it’s a big one! So if you’re a fan of chick lit of romantic comedies, make sure to check out the hop and enter to win some amazing prizes from your favoriteContinue reading “It’s a Holly Jolly Chick Lit Hop (over on FB)”

Musings Over Coffee: Put On Those Blinders

I was grounded so much when I was growing up that all I had were books, usually Readers Digest books that my mom would order. Classics, Seven Wonders of the World, Ghost Stories, those kinds of titles, and the annual almanac (do they still have those?). Then one day I found this paperback with aContinue reading “Musings Over Coffee: Put On Those Blinders”

The Academic on Facebook Live #musicsunday

I’ve never heard of this band before but they’re my newest favorites. Here they are doing a Facebook Live event and taking advantage of the delay that comes with such things. I actually can’t figure out how it works or how they figured it out, but I love it just the same. And I guessContinue reading “The Academic on Facebook Live #musicsunday”

Anne Rice: “There is no justice in the world of book reviewing.”

I have one more point to make on the matter of reviews, and I think it is an important one. There is no justice in the world of book reviewing, and any author in any time in history, is likely to come up against negative reviews that seem unfair. There is no way really toContinue reading “Anne Rice: “There is no justice in the world of book reviewing.””

Anne Rice: “Critics and perfectionists are destroyers. Writers create.”

Whether you want to be a great popular writer, or a literary writer, a poetic writer, an immortal examiner of the human condition, you must finish your writing in some readable form. You must finish a short story or you must finish a novel. Until you do that, until you have a finished work inContinue reading “Anne Rice: “Critics and perfectionists are destroyers. Writers create.””

Musings Over Morning Coffee: We’re Storytellers. We Don’t Quit.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a love affair with books. One of my first favorite books was one about crystals and how they’re formed. Another one was Hans Christian Andersen’s original version of the Little Mermaid–you know, the one where the mermaid actually becomes the foam in the ocean, i.e.Continue reading “Musings Over Morning Coffee: We’re Storytellers. We Don’t Quit.”

Keep Writing

“On the surface, the book is a satire of Soviet antics and recriminations through the lens the devil visiting Moscow. Below this layer, however, The Master and Margarita is a Faustian tale of a writer and his struggle to publish his life’s work. It’s the story of a man questioning the purpose of striving whenContinue reading “Keep Writing”