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13 Books From My Youth That Stayed With Me

1. From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg 2. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare 3. The Encyclopedia Brown Series by Donald J. Sobol 4. Francesca, Baby by Joan Oppenheimer 5. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous 6. The Nancy...

Another successful event

Congratulations to my dear friends and fellow LIRW members, Candace Gold and Michele Lang on their talk yesterday at the Northport Library on The Ins and Outs of E-Publishing. Their enthusiasm for this digital medium is so infectious, they had me thinking what the...

Thirteen Things I Do to Break Writers’ Block

1. Run dialogue between my characters (which gets me some funny looks in the grocery store and in the middle of traffic jams!) 2. Re-read the last few chapters of my WIP to find a dangling thread I can pull. 3. Brainstorm with friends and critique partners. 4. Take a...

My First Thursday Thirteen

Several of the Romance Divas are getting involved in the Thursday Thirteen, a weekly list of thirteen items. Naturally, I just had to go along with the crowd. So here goes: THIRTEEN UNUSUAL SONGS ON MY MP3 PLAYER: 1. Cupid by Sam Cooke 2. Soundtrack from the Broadway...

Wednesday Whines

Maybe it’s the fact that my endocrinologist changed my thyroid medication (again!), but I’m cranky today. Now, admittedly, even she’s tired of trying to get me regulated. After all, it’s been eight years since I was first diagnosed with my...