I love movies. Always have. The darkened theaters, the smell of the popcorn, the hush that descends as soon as the curtains open. But even more, I’ve always loved the classics. Big, sweeping stories. Ben Hur. Spartacus. Movies that had intermissions they were so long. I have my mother to thank for curating this love [...]
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"A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away..." Those few words changed my entire life. It was almost my birthday all those many moons ago the day Star Wars hit the scene. And yes, I was there. Even picked up a shirt a while ago declaring that fact. I had always been into [...]
Set the way back clock to around 2005. I was wandering through the aisles of Borders (back when brick and mortar stores were the only place to find books) and came upon an intriguing title. Kiss of the Night. I don't know why I grabbed the book. I still have it, the cover's image of [...]
"Where do you come up with your ideas?" Wow. Good question, to be sure. Back when I first toyed around with the idea of doing serious writing, I asked what publishers are looking for. Yeah, not so good of a question. I'm not sure which was truly worse: my question or the generic answer. I [...]
Sounds like a crazy question coming from an author claiming to have written five of them. But that doesn't make the query any less valid. For most people, when you say romance, images of heart-shaped candy boxes, long stemmed red roses, and probably bearskin rugs and roaring fires pop into mind. But is that it? [...]
I do! Why is it that some people think that all authors are good at this? Stories? Those things I've got. You want a fantasy about a family of royal chipmunks and their battle for supremacy of the ancient oak castle? It might take me a while, but I could come up with something. But [...]
The other day, I was out holiday shopping with one of my writer friends at a local mall. It was early enough in the week, so the walkways weren’t overly crowded and the people were still polite. We were heading toward our next destination when I hear my name squealed out. Not this name. My [...]
Like most authors, I have a soundtrack for every book I’ve written. Depending on the characters, or the scene, or even the setting, I have a different playlist. Thank you, Pandora! Sounds ranging from pounding electronica and soothing vocals pour into my brain as I sit in front of my laptop. Yet, very recently, I [...]
Dear Readers: What’s better than taking a leisurely vacation on a full-service holiday ocean liner? Well, how about taking one on a space liner cruising the universe? And even though it means going the distance, crossing over into many strange galaxies and through a dozen or so special worlds, you’ll want a ticket to board. [...]
I love hockey. Always have. Something about the speed of the game and the beautiful sheer brutality of the sport has always just done it for me. Now this by itself isn't that odd. Lots of people like hockey. Yes, even girls like hockey. But you may be asking yourself how a girl in Southern [...]