Men and Romance

Ladies reading my title will most likely be interested in reading this. Men? Not so much. But why is that? Because when it chand-holdingomes to the title of Romance, men get icky. Now, you may say I’m speaking like an eight year boy when he sees his mommy and daddy kissing or when discussing girls. That’s because many men feel this way when they read any type of romantic scene in a book. Most just don’t seem to like it. They get uncomfortable or cringe, as I’ve read it described, or they just have no interest whatsoever. Love scenes turn … Continue reading Men and Romance

Men and Romance

Ladies reading my title will most likely be interested in reading this. Men? Not so much. But why is that? Because when it comes to the title of Romance, men get icky. Now, you may say I’m speaking like an eight year boy when he sees his mommy and daddy kissing or when discussing girls. That’s because m any men feel this way when they read any type of romantic scene in a book. Most just don’t seem to like it. They get uncomfortable or cringe, as I’ve read it described, or they just have no interest whatsoever. Love scenes turn … Continue reading Men and Romance

“Don’t Judge a Book by its’ Cover…”

We’ve all heard, or the majority of us have heard the saying, “Don’t Judge a Book by it’s Cover”. Yet, isn’t that what we all do? “Yes, this phrase was originally intended to be a metaphorical one to compare two subjects. It was intended to clearly illustrate both the potential that lies within each and every one of us. It’s to remind us not to quickly move to judgment, but seek potential in others, hopefully, that most people have disregarded. It’s to tell you not to prejudge the worth or value of something by its outward appearance alone”. Unfortunately, though … Continue reading “Don’t Judge a Book by its’ Cover…”

Helpful Hints for being a Writer?

I’m always looking for information and advice on writing. I find many tips and suggestions helpful and at times educational. Many of these tidbits I find posted on Pinterest. I try to read as many as I can, and of course pin the ones I feel are the most helpful. Unfortunately, I find some to be misleading…maybe that’s the wrong word. Instead, maybe I should describe them as just bad advice—the ones that are more like a “do or die” attitude, ‘if you don’t do this, you will fail. Heed my words’, kind of posts. Of course this is my … Continue reading Helpful Hints for being a Writer?

The refugee debate

Well, here we are in another moment of crisis, something this country and the world for that matter seems to have all the time these day. Humph, maybe it was always this way and we happen to notice it more during our own era.  Anyway, this new crisis has to do with the Syrians. Should they or shouldn’t they be allowed in OUR country. Okay, let’s see. Let’s discuss this. How, you might ask? I’m going to comment on both sides. Yep, that’s what I’m going to do if you want to keep reading. I’m going to say what people … Continue reading The refugee debate

A “Pen Name” to be or not to be? That is a good question.

As a writer, and thankfully, now as a published author, I’ve been wrestling with my choice of whether I should have used a pen name under which to write and publish novels. Many of the other authors I’ve met recently whether in person or by Facebook seem to use a name different from their own. Even my husband was concerned and wanted me to use a pen name. Another author mentioned to us that it helps to keep away the crazy people, though I can’t imagine why a crazy person would really be that interested in moi! Anyway, I decided … Continue reading A “Pen Name” to be or not to be? That is a good question.

Book Review for Harlan Coben’s “Promise Me”

I like this book, and I like Myron. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the Myron series. I’ve read some of the reviews already here, and it still amazes me that some people write them as if they are the end all and be all of book reviews. First of all, I hate it when someone rehashes the entire plot before they get to their opinion … Waste of time. Second of all, we all need to remember that these reviews are subjective. It’s your opinion, not the only correct answer to 2 x 2. With that off … Continue reading Book Review for Harlan Coben’s “Promise Me”

RETIREMENT OR BUST

My husband and I have been discussing retirement quite often lately. We love our home now–our neighborhood, our neighbors, and our town. We even found out our town is ranked as one of the best 50 towns in America to reside by Time Magazine. That’s an amazing feat if you consider just how many towns there are in this country. Our children grew up here and still have friends they met here. This is the place they consider home … the only one they know. So, why, you may ask, are we talking about moving from here and finding a … Continue reading RETIREMENT OR BUST