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The Roller Coaster of Life

Life changes on the toss of a coin. Those in the fate biz reminded of that particular point this week while I was in Atlanta. Twelve hours after hearing over-the-moon-good news at National, I called home to share my joy and learned devastating news about a close...

I’m Stormin’ Atlanta!

“The time has come, the walrus said…”Well, no walrus, but RWA‘s National Conference is this week! I’m flying to Atlanta Wednesday morning for five fun-filled days of workshops, meetings, greetings, booksignings, and general merriment....

Looking For Fresh Reading Material?

At long last, Romance Junkies posted the first excerpts for their writing contest. Normally, I’m not a contest person: I’ve routinely found my contest scores to range from truly pitiful to raves. My most memorable contest scored me a 47 (?) and a 150 out...

My Own Top Thirty

Miss Snark linked to a list provided by British librarians on the Top Thirty Books to Read Before You Die. I won’t post the list here; you’ll have to click over to Miss Snark’s site to find it. Suffice it to say, I disagree with many of those on the...

A “Friendly” Story

I took the kids to our local Friendly’s yesterday and saw something I’d never seen before. There was a woman at the “Claw” machine. You know, those games with all the stuffed toys in the bottom of the cage and you have to position a steel claw...