The first full week of November marks National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. I'm taking a break from NaNoWriMo to thank all those who help shelters make such a tremendous difference in the lives of the pets and their forever families. Did you know that 63% of U.S. households have pets? Yet, fewer than 20% of … Continue reading National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
I love to write. I love to write novels. I love to write my newest novel. ...and yet, I can so easily fall into SpongeBob-ing (a term my husband came up with and it stuck). Just like today, when I should be focused on We Woof You a Deadly Christmas, I decided to redo my … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Begins! SpongeBob-ing Ends (mostly)
It was August 23rd, 1985, the twilight of the blissful, carefree summer that followed high school graduation. Very soon, we would transition into the role of studious (mostly) college freshmen, but not this day. No, this day my best friend and I were two of 20,000-plus screaming teens counting down the minutes until Wham! hit … Continue reading GIVE A WHAM! GIVE A BAM! DON’T GIVE A DAMN!
I blame my magpie eye. It immediately spotted the shimmering Union Jack, ignominiously buried within a clearance rack. My practical side, which screamed “Where on Earth will you ever wear this?” was instantly muted by the irresistible ripple of sequins. The sparkly treasure hung in my closet (admittedly, for several months), awaiting its dramatic debut. … Continue reading Duranie Down….But Not Out
Snakebite. Illegal. To my eighteen-year-old self, visiting England for the first time, there was only one possible response. Yes, please! Oh, teenagers and illicit activities, like moths to a flame. It didn’t hurt that the pub provocateur was a totally hot Brit! It turns out, however, snakebites are quite delicious. Half lager and half hard … Continue reading Snakebites, Yes Please!
Cheers to Readers' Favorite for the Five-Star Review of Punk Charming! Book Review Punk Charming (A Mixtape of Spiked Hair, An Elusive Heir and Spiteful Snares) by Laura Quinn is a cultural fiction novel that would appeal most to a mixed audience of young adults and adults who enjoy romance in foreign countries. Kate Spenser … Continue reading Readers Favorite: Five Stars