Today my blog is being hosted by Sydney Tarr, the heroine from my next publishing venture. Sydney isn’t a journalist but she is known for having a fine eye for details as well as an inquisitive nature. She’s also really good at ferreting out secrets. So when Sydney expressed an interest in meeting the writers … More Nia Don’t Do Drama.
I’m having the best time this year collaborating with other indie writers on a variety of projects. But this…, wow this, a collaborative work with some of my favorite writers who also happen to be some of my favorite women. This is just gonna be AWESOME! #4Writers4Love COMING IN JUNE 2016 Because My Heart Said So… A Friends-to-Lovers Collection of brand new … More Because My Heart Said So…, A Friends-to-Lovers Collection is coming soon!
It’s been a minute since Jacinta Howard’s USA Today Must-Read book Happiness in Jersey hit bookshelves and Jersey and Zay stole our hearts. I picked up the book when it first came out but I waited to read it the way some savor a great dessert ’cause I just knew I’d love it and I was not wrong. … More What comes after Happiness in Jersey?
Note: Today is the one year anniversary of the death of my late husband M. I’ve been trying to think of a way to acknowledge him on this day without being too maudlin. I’d also like to do it in a way he would have liked and still share our lives together in a way that I … More M. Stories: The Proposal
There was a time that I seriously considered using my love of the written word for a career in journalism. So when I was offered my first opportunity to be a paid journalist and the subject was “celebrations of love”, I jumped at it despite my inherent reservations at being outed as an extreme quixotic. … More Celebrations of Love
As part of the mini blog tour for her terrific books Maybe Baby and Maybe Tonight, I had the great pleasure of chatting with the author Kim Golden, about writing, about the Maybe series, and about her characters Laney and Mads. LJ: When and why did you decide that you wanted to be a fiction writer? Kim: I always knew I … More A Chat with Kim Golden
It occurred to me recently that I had acquired yet another label in my life. One more label that defines me and tells my story in such an easily digestible way that almost anyone could presume they understand me. In the past when I attained a new label, I’ve often felt like I entered an … More Defining Widows & Orphans
That refrain from the Beatles song has run through my head repeatedly today. It leads me to think I’m ready to discuss a recent clandestine obsession of mine. My usually eclectic reading tastes took a remarkable and singular turn shortly after finishing the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy in February of 2012. For unfathomable reasons … More Love, love, love…