What’s motivating you today?
On this day in 1862, Edith Newbold Jones was born in New York City. She published her first work at the age of 16, a book of poetry entitled Verses. Of course, we know Wharton by her later novels. She published The House of Mirth in 1905 and Ethan Frome in 1911. She lived for… Continue reading Tuesday Trivia: Happy Birthday, Edith Wharton
What I read this week.
So most every week I make a big pot of soup on Sunday or Monday that my hubby, C. and I can eat all week long. This week it was a basic chicken and veggie. I’d share a detailed recipe, but I don’t have one. I’ve been cooking long enough I just throw it together.… Continue reading Soup of the Week: Chicken Pot
So this morning I’m listening to Christina Perri’s A Thousand Years and of course my mind flashes to the Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer and how every time I watch the movies, I like them more. I never read the books, if I’m being totally honest, but they were a favorite of someone in my… Continue reading One Step Closer
Lately, I’ve been feeling even more squirmy about the tangled mess that is authorship, marketing, publishing, PR, building a readership, and social media.
Spoiler alert: If you don’t want to know anything ahead of time, wait and read this later. I won’t tell everything, but I do mention some things. Continue at your own risk. When you read R.F. Kuang’s disturbingly funny novel about publishing and literary theft, prepare to be unsettled. If you are a reader, you… Continue reading Book Review: YELLOWFACE by R.F.Kuang Part I
They say that poison is a woman’s weapon, but in the stories of mystery author B.J. Magnani, poison is nothing short of delightful. Read my interview with this fascinating author.
In this June edition I talk about being opinionated, basic black leggings, the importance of pockets, a publishing industry insight, and a helpful online marketing class I’m taking. Grab a coffee and enjoy!
Remarkable! News, April 2023 Dear Loyal Reader: I have something fun for you! It’s a deleted scene from my WIP (work in progress), NIGHT MOVES: An Olivia Lively Mystery, Book 2. Originally, this was going to be a prequel novella, so that meant Liv and her bad-boy ex, Rob Mickelson, were together. Reading this won’t… Continue reading 5 Similarities Between Cozy Mysteries and Chick Lit