Reading Goals 2017

The last couple of years, I’ve done the Goodreads Reading Challenge, where you set a number of books to read during the year and try to meet it. The first year, I met my goal (and I think I might have exceeded it, but I can’t recall for sure, and that was with starting late!), and this year, not so […]

Really, Life? Really?

After such a great week last week, this week took a bad turn. I mentioned to my dad that I felt like my brakes weren’t quite right, and asked him to take my car for a ride and make sure things were okay. He did, and when he came back, he said that I did indeed have a problem and […]

Happy endings…or not

I watched the series finale of How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM) last night. I’ve watched every episode of that show, without fail, from the very beginning. And so I found myself bitterly disappointed with the ending – specifically, the very end. (There are spoilers from here on, so if you haven’t watched it yet, you might want to bookmark […]

My current reading list

When I’m not writing, or doing things with my kids, I’m generally reading. I keep my “Currently Reading” section updated on Goodreads, but there’s a lot of “to read” books that are on my shelf there that I’m not even close to getting to just yet. So, I thought I’d give you a little inside glimpse as to what I’m […]

I get excited over the weirdest things

I’ve been working on a book, which will probably be the next one published. But there’s another book that I was also working on, that I set aside for a while. That second book is set in the 1940s, and I ran into a problem with trying to find certain details that, although available online, weren’t really coming from any […]

Considering options for book sales

About a year ago, I had my books available on Amazon, but also on Smashwords – where they were distributed to other sites such as Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple, etc. I chose, at that time, to unpublish them from all the sites but Amazon. My sales on the other site were so pathetic that even to call them negligible […]

My Uncle Mark

Yesterday morning, I woke up to have the news that my uncle Mark had passed on be the first thing I heard. Uncle Mark was my favorite uncle. Don’t get me wrong – I love all my aunts, and uncles, and my cousins, too. But something about Uncle Mark was special. I don’t know what it was about him that […]

Taking offense over a character

I was doing some research a while ago, for an idea rolling around in my head that hasn’t quite reached the “ready to be written” point. In the course of this research, part of which took place in a discussion forum, I ran across someone who got seriously bent out of shape at the way my character was to be […]

This December buy INDIE books as presents!

This December buy INDIE books as presents!.   We spend months, sometimes years, working on our books. It’s a labor of love for us, of course, but all that time is unpaid – until you reward us by buying and enjoying our work. Support us by buying our work to give as gifts to those you love. When you buy […]