Young Adult Readers Take Chances

I am working on my first Young Adult (YA) novel “Come Back January”, a standalone installment in a series of books. It was after attending BookCon in New York this year, that I decided to venture into a new genre, one that welcomed me into a whole new world I had never considered, and one filled with surprises. Here are a few things I learned … Continue reading Young Adult Readers Take Chances

I’m a Pantsing Percolator

Writers come in all shapes and sizes. I’d like to say I’m well rounded and big [in the industry], but as a woman I hate that description about me. Instead, I’ll go ahead and borrow the terms “pantser” and “plotter”, which describe types of writers, and were coined (according to different sources), by Nanowrimo, Stephen King, and even good old Shakespeare himself. So what are … Continue reading I’m a Pantsing Percolator

Free Healthcare?

Money is a funny thing. Before there were paper bills (money), people traded cows for horses and corn for milk. We’re a lot more sophisticated now, now we exchange paper for food, diamonds, a vacation, a car… Name the price and we’ll just add more bills. A piece of paper with a monetary value. We work more hours, go to school, and work additional jobs … Continue reading Free Healthcare?

I last wrote in May?! Yikes! But just so you know, I have not been slacking. I’ve been busy. Very busy. My daughter graduated from college in May, and of course we had a big party (I love parties). I had as much fun as the guest of honor (maybe more), and we had a huge turnout with delicious food that I did not make. … Continue reading

PBS cuts, Toy Story news, and kid memories of yesteryear

Before I started writing novels (in 2014), I wrote short stories and articles for parent and family magazines. The compilation of many of those articles resulted in the book To Insanity and Beyond, A Mom’s Journey, which was published in 2002. The title of the book was timely and inspired by Buzz Lightyear’s famous words in Toy Story (To infinity and beyond), at a time … Continue reading PBS cuts, Toy Story news, and kid memories of yesteryear

Making it great!

2016 was not an easy year. My mom passed away in April, my sister’s best friend passed away in September, and my country is now divided by politics after a too long and painful election year (and I don’t expect it to heal any time soon). 2016 was also a good year. I celebrated my 50th year as an American citizen, my dog’s 16th birthday … Continue reading Making it great!