Love today's Fun Friday Photo of paddle boarding Santas in Portland, Maine. Good to see Santa remaining active to counteract all those Christmas cookies left by the kids!
I had a harsh moment of self-awareness recently when I realized our world's sad state of addiction to Twitter-length "stories" of 280 characters had firmly entrenched its hooks in me. Since I was a little girl, I have loved to read. As an adult, with grown kids and more time on my hands, I read … Continue reading A Sad State of 280 Characters
I'm in editing mode today so this meme with "typo humor" feels like a relevant Fun Photo Friday post! 😂 (Meme stolen from author Joseph Carrabis and whomever he got it from.)
Maybe you have to be a dog-lover to appreciate today's Fun Photo Friday post, which is actually a video...Below is my dog Korra just-a-catchin' flies. To be accurate, horseflies. Can you blame her? It's either that or let them dive-bomb and bite her. https://youtu.be/PqnLGslaxvY Apologies to any entomologists offended by this blatant display of destruction. … Continue reading Fun Photo Friday: Catchin’ Flies
Today's Fun Photo Friday features an image hysterical to most authors I know. Hopefully others will enjoy it too! Scorpion petting. Who came up with that? But it's so spot on. It's hard to quantify how important reader reviews are to authors in this Internet day and age. In fact, some book-focused newsletters and websites … Continue reading Fun Photo Friday: Scorpion Petting
This Friday's Fun Photo is highly amusing to me. Hopefully it is also funny to introverts around the world and maybe even extroverts. 🙂 I find people fascinating and I generally love interacting with them, albeit in small groups. But my daughter once told me the true definition of an introvert is someone who recharges … Continue reading Fun Photo Friday: Introverts, Unite!
Let me clarify: I don't hate Women's Fiction. In fact, my most recently published novel, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, can be classified as Women's Fiction. I hate the term "Women's Fiction". Jodi Picoult - Master of Women's Fiction or just Master of Fiction? I don't understand why we need a genre of literature called "Women's … Continue reading Why I Hate “Women’s Fiction”
I recently read The Gargoyle (Anchor Books, 2009) and am compelled to share one of author Andrew Davidson's character descriptions--one so amazing I had to re-read it right then and there, and immediately deemed it The Best Character Description Ever. Authors often struggle to find new and interesting ways to portray their characters as there … Continue reading The Best Character Description Ever
Fun Photo Friday brings you this adorable Australian Shepherd puppy, originally posted on Instagram by aussie_corner. Look at those scrunched eyes. The floppy little ears. That squishy belly. Those big front paws. The little pink pads on his feet. If it seems like a lot of my Fun Photo posts are of dogs and puppies … Continue reading Fun Photo Friday: Aussie Puppy
Happy Earth Day! I try to be optimistic about humankind's ability to turn around this climate crisis, and today's announcement out of Washington is encouraging. But let's be honest, we are in a crisis. Just ask the polar bears. Still, let's take today to celebrate the increasing global consciousness about the situation. Despite the bickering … Continue reading Earth Day, the Environment & Books