Wear the shorts.

I’m lucky enough to be on a vacation with the love of my life. We did not go far. But we are away. We’ve had time for lots of sun, sand, biking, food, wine, talking, reading, walking. You get the idea. And lots of time to think. Away from the hubbub of the city, my… More Wear the shorts.

Sticks and Stones

There are times in a writer’s life when she doubts the validity of the choice to write. Although of course a writer will tell you writing is not a choice. She cannot help but write. She must write. Even if it’s in a stolen few hours late in the evening when everyone else is asleep,… More Sticks and Stones

A Baker’s Dozen of Surefire Ways to Beat the NYC Heat #win a KindleFire

Welcome to the Wild Rose Summer Treat Blog Hop ~ New York City edition. There’s nothing quite like summer in New York City. It ain’t the heat, it’s the sweat and the stink. Wait, did I say that? Surviving summer in New York City takes stamina. And a bit of imagination. In New York we… More A Baker’s Dozen of Surefire Ways to Beat the NYC Heat #win a KindleFire

Ready, Set~It’s Time for the Wild Rose Press SummerTreats Blog Hop

Are you looking for great new authors? Would you like the chance to win a Kindle Fire??? Check out more than 30 excellent authors during our weeklong blog hop ~ July 22 through July 30. Delve into reading choices ranging from sweet to steamy with some mystery and suspense mixed in for a special summer… More Ready, Set~It’s Time for the Wild Rose Press SummerTreats Blog Hop

Tough Mudder-hood

It’s Mother’s Day for another couple of hours. After last week’s rant, where I uncoolly raged against those who would make light of a new mother’s need to make choices in the workplace, a few observations: Nothing, no thing can ever prepare a mother to be a mother.There is nothing you can read, although yes,… More Tough Mudder-hood

“Meternity”? A woman wrote this? And someone published it?

Really? Fiction that’s allegedly entertaining about a bogus maternity leave taken without a newborn? If only… I mean, really? When I first heard someone wrote a novel about taking a “meternity” leave, or a fake maternity leave to take time for “herself” to figure out the direction of her life, I was speechless. Days later,… More “Meternity”? A woman wrote this? And someone published it?

Wishing you a Klondike connection or Mr.and Mrs. Jack Sprat

I was sitting at this very desk a few nights ago attempting to add precious words to my work in progress. After a long, wearying Wednesday, the love of my life was unwinding in the other room reading the newspaper. Deep into Chapter 12 of the first draft of my next manuscript, I didn’t realize he’d… More Wishing you a Klondike connection or Mr.and Mrs. Jack Sprat