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Book News and Humor

They can go together, honest. 🙂 First off, after many delays, the paperback version of Brutal Season is finally ready and available at Amazon. As soon as possible, I’ll get it live at other outlets. Work is just so incredibly slow these days as I deal with health issues, that I hesitate to set dates …

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The Toll of Government Bureaucracy And More

My plan was to do a really thoughtful blog post inspired by a podcast I’ve been listening to on the Ezra Klein show. This past Tuesday, he had a conversation with Jennifer Pahlka about why the U.S. government has such a hard time providing services. What was most striking about what she had to say …

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Commentary and Excerpt From Evelyn Evolving

Okay, I couldn’t hold a rant back any longer. As the politicians play games in Washington about raising the debt ceiling so our country doesn’t default on loans, their political machinations are creating havoc. Instead of agreeing to raise the ceiling, then hammering out a new budget after we reverted a crisis, they’re busy protecting …

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Another Story in the Works

If you’re a writer, you know the unusual ways stories can present themselves. Sometimes it’s with an incident that stimulates creative speculation. Sometimes it’s a need to illustrate some aspect of society in fictional form. And sometimes it’s when a character becomes like a real person in our lives. The latter is what happens to …

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A Few Words About Diane Feinstein

As someone who personally knows the horrible effects of Ramsey Hunt Syndrome, I can sympathize with the challenges that California Senator Diane Feinstein faces. I was lucky that I didn’t get encephalitis which can be a serious complication of the condition, but I know the pain and the limitations of this debilitating neurological condition. It’s …

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Book Review & Giveaway: Blue Running by Lori Ann Stephens

BLUE RUNNING byLori Ann Stephens Dystopian Fiction / Coming of Age / SuspensePublisher: Moonflower PublishingDate of Publication: November, 2022Number of Pages: 334 pages  Scroll down for Giveaway! In the new Republic of Texas, guns are compulsory and nothing is forgiven. Blue Running is a gripping coming-of-age thriller set in post-secessionist Texas. A fast-paced, page-turning book, …

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Friday Read: Excerpt from Evelyn Evolving

In honor of my mother as Mother’s Day weekend starts, here’s a scene from the book I wrote about her, Evelyn Evolving: A Novel of Real Life. My parents both had volatile tempers, and this is what I imagined one of their fights was about. It’s true that my father didn’t want anything to do …

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Today’s the Day! Brutal Season is Launched

It’s always such a thrill when a new book comes out & I’m super excited about Brutal Season. I hope you’ll join me in this virtual party where I have some champagne and a few goodies to share. Do help yourself and continue reading for a special treat. And popcorn. I love popcorn. Feel free …

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Blog Tour for Winning Maura’s Heart by Linda Broday

WINNING MAURA’S HEART The Hangman’s Daughters Series, Book # 1byLinda Broday Western Romance / Clean & Wholesome / Historical FictionPublisher: Severn HouseDate of Publication: March 7, 2023 256 pages  Scroll down for Giveaway! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Maura Taggart is an outcast, the daughter of a hangman and tainted by association – no reputable man wants her as his …

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Friday Reads: Excerpt from Brutal Season

One of the best parts of early spring walks, besides the warmer weather, is discovering wildflowers nestled amid some tall grass. I hope nobody mows this empty lot while these beauties are still blooming. The days are quickly winding down to April 10th and the release of Brutal Season. As I mentioned last week I’ve …

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