Happy Birthday to Shelby & Astrid

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Yes, I'm saying Happy Birthday to imaginary characters. If Keene, NH can hold a birthday party for Harry Potter, then I can do this. 🙂 I can't believe that as of Sunday, Sept. 26th, it will have been two years since the novel one reviewer called "an insightful and compelling tale showing the strength of … Continue reading Happy Birthday to Shelby & Astrid

A Spectacularly Spooky Read

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Congratulations to fellow TouchPoint Press author M.T. Maliha for releasing another spectacularly spooky read--Betwixted, the final installment in her Waverly Estates trilogy. Maliha is a wonderful storyteller. Betwixted grabbed me from Chapter 1 as the plot went into high gear immediately. Every chapter provides a spooky, eerie chill, and the mystery and intrigue build right … Continue reading A Spectacularly Spooky Read

Why I Hate “Women’s Fiction”

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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”

Book Fun in the Sort-of Sun

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I recently had the privilege of participating in a local author event at the Fuller Public Library in Hillsborough, NH. Library director extraordinaire Samantha Gallo organized the event with 7 local authors. The forecast called for cold and rainy but Mother Nature was on our side. It turned into a beautiful day, partly sunny yet … Continue reading Book Fun in the Sort-of Sun

Earth Day, the Environment & Books

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