What #MeToo Tweets Reveal

San Francisco State University Assistant Professor of Economics Sepideh Modrek recently published the results of a study she and her research team conducted to analyze more than 12,000 #MeToo tweets posted from October 15 to October 21, 2017. This timeframe, you'll recall, encompassed the initial tsunami of outcries in response to Alyssa Milano's now famous tweet … Continue reading What #MeToo Tweets Reveal

With Sexual Harassment, Almost Counts

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Overt sexual harassment in the workplace may be decreasing but sexism or gender bias is increasing, The Boston Globe reported a few weeks ago in an article titled “Women facing ‘massive increase in hostility’ in workplace, #MeToo-era study says.” Reporter Katie Johnston wrote that the subset of men who feel threatened by the increasingly loud … Continue reading With Sexual Harassment, Almost Counts

Excerpt: Driving to Newfield

This is the final excerpt in celebration of TouchPoint Press's recent release of my #MeToo novel Horseshoes and Hand Grenades. Thanks for reading, and I hope I've encouraged you to read the rest of the story as Astrid and Shelby struggle with past and present demons and try to rebuild their lives, friendships, romances and … Continue reading Excerpt: Driving to Newfield

Excerpt: Hotel Suite

Today's episode of Book Launch Week features a Horseshoes and Hand Grenades excerpt that is short but intense. Astrid has just arrived at the door of her former boss's hotel suite, for a business meeting with him and another woman. He backed up, allowing me to pass by him into the small living area. The … Continue reading Excerpt: Hotel Suite

Excerpt: At the Police Station

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