When you write fiction regularly you quickly begin to realize that almost anything can germinate an idea from a seed to a full grown tree. I first got the idea for Laura and Garrett’s story about four years ago when I heard Gregory Porter sing Hey Laura for the first time. That mild torture … More #HolidayShorts, Home At Last 3
Okay, so the jury is in on my #HolidayShorts. Some of you have expressed that you want to hear more from Laura and Garrett right now. Since these two have been hanging out with me for a long time, it only seems fair that I should share the rest of what I know about them with you. So, … More #HolidayShorts, Home At Last 2
So many times I’ve been tempted to write during the holidays and simultaneously wondered if I was, in fact, a masochist. After all I still plan special events for a living. From the beginning of September until the very end of the year, I’m usually eyebrow deep in menu planning, table counting, decor decisions, invitation … More #HolidayShorts with Lily Java & friends
I’ve been reading about and looking forward to Chicki Brown’s newest book for months. Now I’m pleased to announce that Book One of The Lake Series, Born To Be Wild is here. If you’re like me and like your men tall, dark, and riding a Harley get ready for the heart flutters and get to one … More Chicki Brown’s Born To Be Wild
Eighteen months ago a wonderful opportunity crossed my path. I was able to meet and chat with some of my favorite writers of women’s fiction. Writers and readers had a fun, and lively discussion about characters, books, love, and relationships. The event was called Wine With Writers and it was held in Washington D.C. I’m … More Cheers, let’s chat about life & love in fiction
If I’m going to talk about movies, I gotta talk about Mom, a.k.a. Annie. My mom and I were best friends when I was growing up. From the time I was six years old it was only her and I in the house so we were lucky that we liked each other. However, we had … More The Oscars are coming. You ready?
I took an extra long vacation this holiday season. Extra long for me anyway. I’ve worked harder than usual the last twenty months or so and I’ve felt it in every fiber of my mind and body. Also I learned my lesson from last year at this time, where I started the year with a … More Productive is as productive does
From the novel Blackbirds: “Oscar get some pricing on doing the tent on the Highline or in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Highline will be harder so also give me the specs on seating if we tried it there. I’d rather be in Manhattan for this. We’ll need more heaters and sandbags in Brooklyn because of the … More SAMPLE SUNDAY: Blackbirds by Lily Java