If you lived through the 1980s with their "alcohol and drugs, the promiscuity, the inappropriate office behavior" as a new reviewer puts it, then you'll relate to Horseshoes and Hand Grenades! And let's not forget big hair, padded shoulders, and MTV -- all of which helped make the 1980s so special! That's me on the … Continue reading If You Lived Through the 1980s…
William Shakespeare and heavy metal musician John Corabi of Mötley Crüe inspire today's post. Yep, you read that right. One of the most often quoted passages from Shakespeare is this sentiment posed by Juliet in Romeo and Juliet: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as … Continue reading What’s In A Name? Or a Book Title?
I hope everyone had a peaceful and restful Fourth of July weekend. I myself had a great time with my family and some socially distant friends. (Early on in the coronavirus epidemic someone--possibly the governor of California--said "socially distant" is the wrong term. "Physically distant" is better because you can still be sociable from six … Continue reading HAHG “Fan Mail”
Chick Lit Central, a website chock full of book reviews, author interviews, book giveaways and other fun book-related info, is featuring Horseshoes and Hand Grenades this week and next. Check it out here on the site's Bookshelf page. Thanks, Chick Lit Central, for the support, and I encourage readers who enjoy chick lit and women's … Continue reading Click Lit Central Features HAHG on Bookshelf
I wish I knew who made this so I could credit the person. It's sage advice and fun to boot. Happy Fun Photo Friday!
Last week I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Barbara Foster, an icon in local TV, about my new #MeToo novel Horseshoes and Hand Grenades. Barbara's live show, Barbara & You, has been airing for more than 40 years! That makes it the longest running live television show in the entire country. Click here … Continue reading “Barbara & Me” Video
Thanks to Don Jimmy Reviews for the recent publication of this excerpt from my #MeToo novel Horseshoes and Hand Grenades. As Book Week Launch week continues, I'll let "Don Jimmy" do the talking. I'll just set up the scene by saying co-narrator Astrid is at the police station. The rest becomes clear as you read. … Continue reading Excerpt: At the Police Station
Today's Book Launch Week excerpt has our Horseshoes and Hand Grenades narrators Shelby and Astrid on the ferry to Martha's Vineyard for a summer weekend. Our two heroes are joined by their good friend Tina, who doesn't get much attention in snippets about the book, but is a very important figure in the lives of … Continue reading Excerpt: On the Ferry
For today's excerpt in celebration of Horseshoes and Hand Grenades' Book Launch Week, we lighten the mood a bit from yesterday's short but dark passage. Early reviewers of the #MeToo novel suggested that it was a fun and entertaining read despite the heavy themes. That makes me very happy, because that was my intent. Shelby … Continue reading Excerpt: Carol’s Sex Advice
In today's post for Book Launch Week, here's the first of many excerpts I'll be publishing to give you a glimpse of the plot for Horseshoes and Hand Grenades (and hopefully encourage you to buy it). In this short but telling bit, Shelby is musing... I was twenty-two when I let the memories in. They’d … Continue reading Excerpt: Shelby Remembers