Today is Ray Bradbury Day

Today is the 99th anniversary of the birth of a man who filled me with the love of words, of sentences, of stories, of ideas, of possibilities. A man who gave me the best advice...

This is … My Rewrite of Emma Lazarus’s Poem

I regret that it’s time for this again. Some of you may have heard a song I wrote for the Möbius Street album entitled “Mother of Exiles.” This phrase—Mother of Exiles—was immortalized on a tablet...

Finding Evidence: CSI vs Real Forensics

I did something really cool last weekend. I went to a seminar sponsored by  Mystery Writers of America (MWA), an organization I joined after the publication of THE ANTIQUITIES HUNTER (from Pegasus Crime). The seminar...

New on Curious Fictions!

New this month on Curious Fictions, a short essay entitled “Pretending to Look the Other Way.” (Sound familiar?) I promise I’ll post some fiction REAL SOON. For those of you who’d like to read some...

Sixteen Things Update

A while back there was this meme-thingie on the Interwebs in which you tagged someone and asked them to tell 16 random things about themselves. I published my list here about four years back, came...

Announcing THE ANTIQUITIES HUNTER Blog Tour

I am doing a new thing with this novel—a blog tour! So, please do check my calendar here for tour dates and follow along. Currently confirmed dates are: 09-25-18  @4:00 pm – Science fiction author/blogger Juliette...

Mass Shootings, False Flags and False Logic

I wrote this essay in 2016 after the Pulse massacre in Orlando. I rerun it now in the wake of another Floridian tragedy—the Valentine’s Day massacre at a Parkland, Florida high school, which took 17...

This is … A Marching Band Mom’s Squee

Watching the London New Year’s Day Parade was like playing a Marching Band Mom version of Where’s Waldo? That’s my ‘Waldo’ (daughter Amanda) in the foreground of the photo to the left, marching tenor sax...

Confessions of a Ghost Writer: the Big Scary

I read a column this morning in CodeLikeaGirl (on Medium) in which Kira Leigh eloquently expressed the sheer scariness of pursuing a career as a freelancer. I was compelled to respond because while Kira is...