The best revenge

Someone asked me a very interesting question the other day. She wanted to know if making men I used to date regret what they gave up ever motivated me in my writing. I’m going to take a broader view in this blog, and instead of just addressing former relationships, include former friends or anyone who ever told me I couldn’t […]


So, I actually had a different topic in mind for today, but then I heard that the Supreme Court made their rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Prop 8. I am thrilled to see this. I was raised, and have been raising my children, to believe that, just like skin color or eye color, sexual orientation is […]

Balance and renewal

Writing is a very solitary kind of work. For me, at least, it’s not something I can do with other people. Bouncing ideas off them, asking if I should go this way or that with a scene – those are not things I can do. I like complete creative control of my work, only giving it to someone else when […]

Stuck, but not like glue

I love being an author, but sometimes it can be more annoying than fun. The last couple of weeks fell into the annoying category. I had been hard at work on one book, making tons of progress. And then it just stopped. My characters sat around, staring at me. Anything I suggested they do, they just shook their heads, crossed […]