It’s My Birthday!
Just wanted to share my birthday with everyone connected to the site. Thank you for being here, and have a happy and healthy 2015
Stop Fussing! I’m talking about writing. Stop being a fussy writer! Here are some examples that make my worst list: Older versus elder, oldest versus eldest (unless you’re writing in the time of Camelot, skip this one). Lived in versus resided in or dwelt in (we get it; someone lived there). My father versus my sire (You’re kidding, right? Was your father…Details
Airports, Ugh Flying used to be fun and exciting. People used to applaud at lift-offs and, especially, landings. You could say that flying was an interactive experience. Not anymore. I remember buying my ticket at the gate and boarding immediately. I remember when I was physically able to stow my own bag above my seat.…Details
I have to pass along this article from Travel + Leisure. Someday I hope to see the Northern Lights in person.
Movie Review: The Guilt Trip (Seth Rogen, Barbra Streisand) It occurred to me today that I should review the movie The Guilt Trip, starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen as mother and son road trippers. Don’t let the 4 coffee beans fool you. This movie gets 3-1/2 beans. I show four instead of three because I…Details
How’s Your Avatar? I’m not trying to be mean, but I need to point out the two kinds of avatars used by authors of erotica. The first is using a sexy cover of one of the author’s sexy books. OK, I get it. The second kind of avatar is the mysterious one to me. It’s…Details
Lonely Hearts Freebie Dec. 31, Cowgirl in Ebook Format In years past, I was alone for New Years Eve, watching Die Fledermaus on public television and snacking in my PJs. For everyone out there who will be alone and who needs a New Years boost: Cowgirl for Kindle, FREE on Dec 31!! Please spread the…Details
Hello, Russia! In the process of trying to market my books online, I’m learning the incredible maze of sites that provide analytics. They all have simplified free products, or one month trials, etc. Then they stop loving you. But I’ve been learning some very interesting things about how people are using my website. The most…Details
Another tag-team road trip Like so many other Americans, my husband and I are planning a road trip to see his family. I get to haul both dogs in my cross-over SUV, while my husband will have the luggage in the Mercedes sedan. Heaven forbid he should put DOG PAWS in his car! My mother-in-law…Details
Book Review – U Got to Have U Some Fun, by Andrew Harkless (1 Coffee Bean) This book is another “ocean voyage road trip.” Having taken a cruise, I can say that the experiences John has on his first cruise are very true-to-life. But the niceness of this book ends there. I can’t remember the last time…Details