Just Listening to NPR

I was just listening to a dialogue on our local NPR station involving experts from “both sides” of the “gun debate”. This was, of course, in response to the President’s speech outlining his latest push...

NaNoWriMo Bundle Books Galore!

See the homey looking book with steaming red coffee cup? Doesn’t it just make you want to  sit down, have cuppa and read up on the wonderful craft of writing? That book is Brewing Fine...

Brewing Fine Fiction Featured in New NaNoWriMo Bundle

And what is the significance of Brewing Fine Fiction being included in Kevin J. Anderson’s NaNoWriMo book bundle? Well, only that it is a diverse collection of insightful articles on writing and related issues (business elements,...

Tinkerbell on Walkabout from Book View Cafe

She’s 5’2″, gamine, and weighs eighty-nine pounds in a soggy trench coat. The nickname “Tinkerbell” has followed her from high school. She describes herself as a Russian Orthodox Buddhist. It’s hard to imagine her riding...

Today’s the Day!

It’s the “grand opening” of Lucinda’s Pawnshop. The antiquary is in!  Drop by and check out the magical items in the store . . . or simply purchase Devil’s Daughter—Lucinda’s Pawnshop, Book One. At your favorite local bookstore,...

Incoming … Reviews, that is.

Reviews are starting to come in for Devil’s Daughter. Here are a couple for your amusement. The Kirkus one could have been written by someone who’d only read the cover copy, but the Romantic Times one is pretty...

Visit Lucinda’s Pawnshop Online

Lucinda’s Pawnshop is officially open. You can visit the shop, find out about Lucinda and her wares, read about the authors, and watch a trailer. Click the link to Enter Lucinda’s Pawnshop . . . if...

Reason, Guns and Cognitive Dissonance

This morning during my daily news reading, two seemingly opposing statements collided in my head. “An armed society is a polite society.” “I shot him/her because I thought he/she had a gun.” The former is an aphorism...