When my novel, Still Life in Blood, came out in 2013, I had an “instant” following in my local writers’ group (Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild) since I had spent the previous 8 years at Free Writes! writing bits and pieces of it. I sold a hefty amount of books at my local book store (Browseabout Books).
We all have it. Whether it’s a passion for words, for our lover, or a favorite food. But what does it mean? To be passionate? Or to have a passion for something? Or to live passionately? How and why do we say these things? Before we get to that, let me first explain the meaning [...]
I just got back from Aruba. Thursday night. It was a bumpy flight. But hitting the tarmac at BWI, though rainy and cold and very windy, I felt exhilarated. It was only supposed to be a relaxing, budget-friendly vacation away from work and the normal, everyday craziness. A time to chill out and unwind and [...]
After viewing Facebook today with all the negativity, these are things everyone should do (and, yes, I need to take my own advice)…. One: Thank the Goddess you are alive and breathing. You were given another day. Use it wisely. Don't squander it. Don't wish harm on others. For that matter, don’t wish on others [...]
I was driving home this evening, in the pouring rain, and I decided to switch lanes, to slow down so I wouldn’t hydroplane (even though I think it's fun A.F.). I glanced over into my right sideview mirror, checking the right lane, and saw no cars, but as I was turning my head back and [...]