Book Lovers Soaps

Bar of soap crafted to look like a little orange covered book, from Holiday Farm

I don't usually talk about non-book products here, but this is too good not to share. You know those people who love books so much they would bathe in them if they could? Or maybe they just read in the bathtub? (Guilty.) I recently came across the perfect gift for those people -- actual bars … Continue reading Book Lovers Soaps

Poetic Ponies and Childhood Dreams

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Poetic ponies and childhood dreams....say what? The only thing today's post has to do with my usual writing theme (other than the fact that I am writing this post right now) is that it's about an article I wrote for the travel blog Budget Travel with Gabby. But this post is also about dreams coming … Continue reading Poetic Ponies and Childhood Dreams

Pick-Me-Up Video: “The Weight”

This video -- one of my favorite "pick-me-ups" -- has nothing to do with my novels except that they all have a major feel-good factor! Many of you will recognize the song, "The Weight", by The Band. In this video, Robbie Robertson is joined by Ringo Starr and other musicians from all around the globe … Continue reading Pick-Me-Up Video: “The Weight”

Happy Valentine’s Day

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Valentine's Day and my #MeToo novel Horseshoes and Hand Grenades may not seem like they go together. But the story does have a lot of romance and, even better, characters that learn to love themselves. Plus, a book lasts longer than flowers and is less filling than chocolates. 🙂 Happy Valentine's Day, all. I plan … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day

6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon

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Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, Funky Feminist & The Handmaid’s Tale I’ve always wanted to play Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, so humor me while I mash together the literary and acting worlds for a lightning round of the amusing game, all designed to connect my new novel, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, to—of course—Kevin Bacon. Horseshoes … Continue reading 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon

The Miracle at the End of the Rainbow

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And now for something completely different: If you love to read but only have small chunks of time available for such luxuries, check out 100 Word Story. I love this website. All stories published are literally, exactly, no joking...100 words long. No more, no less. 100 Word Story is a great place for a quick … Continue reading The Miracle at the End of the Rainbow