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
Chicki Brown has done it again and brought us the final book in her wonderful Stafford Brother Series. Inner City Blues, book six in the series, features Jesse Stafford and strikes a thoughtful note with a topic for the times. This is a story that will pull you in and make you happy you came to … More Chicki Brown’s Inner City Blues
I’d been listening to the authors Walter Mosley and Kareem Abdul Jabbar speaking with each other during a book interview for nearly an hour. Separately they both exuded interesting tales of lives that obviously were thick with rich experiences. During the Q&A someone asked Mosley who or what influenced him as a writer. As was … More And now for something completely different…
Lucky Penny by Lily Java When a young woman starts a journal of letters for her baby girl, she does it to help them remember the special moments they share when her daughter is too young to speak. Little does she realize that this exercise in communication, memory, and love will eventually become a fundamental … More Lucky Penny