October Book Reviews

Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister. This novel is based on a true story of the first woman hired as a Pinkerton detective. In her notes, Macallister states that not much was known about Kate Warne, but she used what she could find to right a detective and love story. I liked this book, but […]

Repeating Myself

I post a new blog every Friday. This means I have to think of ideas constantly. I keep a log on my phone and jot down ideas for blogs. Then I go to my computer, pull up the list and write. That’s what I’m doing right now. Reviewing my list. Trouble is, I didn’t track […]

Change of Plans

It has always been difficult for me to change plans. I start each day, each week, even each month with a visual list in my head of how things will go. On my current road trip things have not gone according to plan. I left home a week ago to travel to Colorado to stay […]

A Good Death

So, occasionally I think about death. Not obsessively or in a bad way, but face it, I’m older and some of my friends have died. I am definitely in a different phase of life than I was five years ago. All of sudden material things have very low value. (This is a good thing because […]

September Book Reviews

Perla by Carolina De Robertis. I was lucky enough to hear De Robertis speak at a workshop and her story and background intrigued me. I have since read two of her books. This story, that of young Perla Correa, took me to a world I had never heard of. Inspired by the actual disappearance of […]

Egocentric

The other day I was people watching, something I am prone to do as a writer and as a snoopy human being. I was at the health club, swimming laps, (okay, resting between laps) and I saw a few folks I know. One of them was people watching too. I could tell by the way […]

Pet Peeves

Pet Peeves I have been working hard to increase serenity in my life and one of my tasks is to let go of my pet peeves. Maybe writing about them will help me to let them go….or at least to have a minor reaction. Why are they called pet peeves anyway? I love my pets […]

More Book Reviews for August

This is a long month of Fridays…so here you have it. (PLUS I’m behind on my BLOGS…I have been reading and writing instead.) Woman Last Seen In Her Thirties by Camille Pagán. This was a recommend from someone or somewhere (I need to start making notes!) And while stylistically the book is without fault the […]

When the Worst Thing Happens

I wrote a blog about childhood warnings and it brought to mind how we spend our lives imagining “the worst thing ever.” Although, there are those things I try very hard not to imagine. Such as anything happening to my children. If I let those fears enter my mind I’m paralyzed and my children would […]

Listening to what your mother says

I bought some gum today. I rarely chew gum anymore. I attended a class on TMJ (jaw clacking, in plain language) and the warning was to never, ever, under any circumstances chew gum. So I don’t. But on this particular day I needed to use a gas station rest room clearly marked for customers only […]