I know I’ve dragged this out quite some time. Two weeks doesn’t sound like much, unless you’re waiting with bated breath for me to post something — anything — about who won the delectable prize of reading a Darynda Jones Eighth Grave After Dark ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) well before […]
I admire Martin Luther King tremendously. He was a man who embodied the true American spirit believing that all men should be free. Using civil disobedience — peaceful protest — his words and actions sparked tremendous change and brought the attention of a nation to the needs of […]
Darynda Jones has a secret. On paper, her alter ego Charley Davidson is snarky, sex-mad, able to kick paranormal foes in their paranormal behinds. In real life, Darynda is probably one of the sweetest people you’ve ever met. She has a humble, self-deprecating humor, she’ll tell you all her […]
A jazz group played in the foyer, white jacketed waiters served delicacies, and champagne sparkled in flutes at the bar. Was this a fancy society wedding? No, it was the preview party for the the Washington Winter Show is underway this weekend at the Katzen Art Center at American […]
Today is LorettaYoung’s birthday. Yes, there are many other people to celebrate this month who seem a whole lot more important, but this woman means something to me and I wanted to share. I believe film, and song, and the stuff my friends and I write matter. The […]
Several of my friends are donating parting of their sales to worthy charities this year. Krista Hall below, details many of them in her wonderful post. I also wanted to do a shout out to my friend, author Susan O’Brien, who also donates a part of the proceeds from […]
Wishing all my readers a Happy Thanksgiving!
November 11th is Veteran’s Day. There will be ceremonies at Arlington Cemetery and at the White House. Some government offices and banks will be closed. But, unfortunately, a great number of the men and women who’ve served our country will wake up today and feel forgotten. Let’s change […]
My favorite TV show is The Big Bang Theory. I’ve come to love the characters so much that I think of them as friends. On days when I don’t feel well — which is frankly more often than I’d like — I love to curl in bed with […]
Columbus Day hardly gets much notice lately. There are furniture store sales, some government offices and banks are closed, a parade in New York City that is no longer nationally televised, and he’s no longer held up like a hero to school children. I feel sorriest for kids […]
Help celebrate Carey Baldwin’s fantastic new release, Judgment, and you might win a wonderful massage!
Heather Ashby is donating proceeds from her book to a great charity. Keep reading to hear about it and her wonderful novel, Never Forget.
“I want to keep you up all night” Harlan Coben is no nonsense. He’ll sit down for an interview, give it his all, but he’s not the kind of guy to schmooze or waste time. An air of mystery surrounds him like an invisible cloak. Fangirls […]
TV is always looking for that miraculous combination: girl next door appeal, steel trap mind, and the spark of something more in their news correspondent’s eyes. Lucky for CBS, Nancy Cordes fits the bill. I met with Nancy last night at her studio in Washington, D.C. She has […]
What do you get when you cross a motorcycle-riding, leather-wearing, fairy godmother, intent on finding her male charge the woman of his dreams, with Cupid, the Greek gods, and pure mayhem? Answer: Candice Gilmer’s fantastic new book: Just His Taste. Here’s the back of book blurb: Avalynn Fay is not […]
Golden Heart Finalist Kathleen Bittner Roth is an expert storyteller. Her intricate and spellbinding historical/romantic suspense takes the reader from England to India and back again. Spun against a lush background of Indian palaces, exotic jewels, a cheetah, and an uprising, her characters and writing sizzle as much […]
The scruffy man approached me on a Manhattan street with a fan of tickets in his hand. “Would you like to see a free show?” he asked. “Uh, no.” It was 1989 and when men in the Times Square section of NY asked you that kind of question they invariably meant […]
Several days ago, Russian President, Vladimir Putin, was quoted as saying: “Russian forces could take over Ukraine’s capital in two weeks’ time, if they wished.” I keep thinking, in this 100th anniversary year of World War I, and 75th anniversary of World War II, how similar some of the current […]
Living in Washington is wonderful. The city is a museum, culture is everywhere, and politics often makes sleeping pill prescriptions totally unnecessary. Sometimes I lose sight of how interesting and different our city is, but events like the one I attended on Friday night shake out complacency. Yes, I was […]
Am I too old-fashioned? While Kindles are wonderful, the idea of using a digital copy of the constitution, or the Bible, to swear anything, just doesn’t seem respectful in some ways. This is a major-moment, perhaps once-in-a-lifetime ceremony. Would the ambassador have come to it in torn jeans and […]