I was just thinking about that old phrase “take a long walk off a short pier.” I get the gist, “go away.” The idea is that you’ll walk off the pier and drown (metaphorically) or something. However, is it really necessary to specify that the walk is long or that the pier is short? Doesn’t the “off...Read more of this blog post »
It’s been a while, so I wanted to post a little something!!! I made an announcement a while back, butthis is for those of you who may have missed it. So, here it is!
In Under the Influence, the story centered around Dalton Greer’s internal struggle to keep the road he chose in order to escape h...Read more of this blog post »
All too often writers who mix up these two words are the butt of mockful criticism.
Distain is an archaic word meaning to be stained or disgraced. Typically what writers mean when they use the word distain is actually disdain.
Disdain as a noun means something not worthy of respect, such as Many...
Names can be a tricky thing in historical fiction. While working on Mistress of the Court, I was faced with several name-related challenges. Firstly, nearly every male character was called George. I managed to get around this by using the German version of George I’s name, Georg Ludwig, and I fel...Read more of this blog post »
Things I should be doing today, while hubby and son are out on a road trip:
Packing for GRL next week
Various and sundry stuff in preparation for my trip next week
Practicing my reading for GRL next week
Cleaning the house
Things I am doing today, while hubby and son are out on a road trip:
Read...Read more of this blog post »
Connor MacCalister or Tanisha Hopkins
Transgender man identifies as female again in order to avoid men’s prison
This is a case we won’t be hearing about in the national 24 hour nonstop news media cycle.
I’ve been following this case since it happened and the media, from the moment it happened...Read more of this blog post »
When I heard about #ProjectPurseDump, a part of me rejoiced and laughed out loud. After all, what an original idea for a blog hop!
The other part of me shivered in horror. After all, this means I’m offering viewers a look inside my purse. Some days, even I don’t know what’s in there. And I sw...Read more of this blog post »
I’ve tried to read Hell House numerous times. The writing seemed a little too… simplistic, I guess would be the word, for my tastes. It’s also, at times, annoyingly repetitive, and had my buddy Thomas Strömquist (sorry I still haven’t figured out how to link to other people on this site) hadn’t...Read more of this blog post »
Being both a professional creative and a parent, for all that it’s great, also sucks sometimes.
You want to be the superhero your kid needs. You also want them to remember you as someone awesome. Not “That bozo with the laptop and the pathetic weeping.”
And there are very cool things about being...Read more of this blog post »
Alex Verus #8 is on track now and going well! Hooray!
On the downside, still haven’t received the UK sales data. Will do a post on that when I get it.
Been a while since I’ve done any Ask Lunas, will put up a new one once I get another question or two.
“What is going on in that head of yours?” He braced his hands at either side of my head again and leaned down so our noses were only inches away from each other.
Melancholy was sweeping quickly over me. “I’m thinking our tea and coffee will be getting cold.”
“Liar,” he whispered agai...
They say with age comes wisdom, but I’m not so certain that’s true. By now I should have learned to temper my expectations, but I haven’t.
I am in my ninety-first year of life, which is somewhat of a miracle. Women in the Browne family do not live long lives; it’s a...Read more of this blog post »
I got permission from your friends and mine at Alcon to share a little something pretty. Check it out…
I’m sorry to hear that you think someone who isn’t magically gifted and chooses to live as a teacher and foster parent is“shit.”
I thought Alina deserved to live in peace without a target on her back. She sacrificed enough.
There are a lot of different models of female strength in my books. Soldier...Read more of this blog post »
I am so excited about this cover reveal and finally telling Captain’s story. I hope you love it as much as I do!
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Finch writes: “I’m not a compilation of symptoms… Not a problem. Not a diagnosis. Not an illness… I’m a person.” Finch fought labels and stigmas, and in honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct 4-10), others are doing the same. But we need to do this every day: remind someone you care, be ther...Read more of this blog post »
My favorite poem in #EveryLastWord is probably “Over You”, but this is the most personal one. #NationalPoetryDay
Hi all! I’m Charly, Rebecca’s assistant. We thought it’d be fun to do a ‘Romance: The Good, the Bad, and the Disastrous’ theme with guest bloggers throughout the summer months. Every Monday and Thursday, we’ll have a guest blogger talk about fun stuff like horrible dat...Read more of this blog post »
On Friday, theObama Administration officiallyannouncedthe end of its spectacularly unsuccessful $500 million plan to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels,The New York Timesreports:
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After struggling for years to identify groups inSyriathat it can confidently support, the Obama administration on...
The Zemeni sharpshooter was long-limbed, brown-skinned, constantly in motion. He pressed his lips to the pearl handles of his prized revolvers, bestowing each with a mournful kiss.
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