I’m a middle child and normally that means I play the role of peacekeeper in the family. Conflict is particularly hard for middle kids. Offering an olive branch is usually the go to move for middle children. I’m not sure when this philosophy changed for me, but it has. I used to be the type… Read More Middle Child
This past year has been a year of anxiety driven waiting. First, I counted the days until my retirement. Then COVID 19 hit and we all waited for things to return to normal, for lockdowns to lift, etc. (we’re still waiting). But the biggest waiting has occurred around politics. Extremely important political elections to be… Read More Waiting…
This past week Giving Tuesday came and went without a lot of fanfare, even though the need is great all over the world. The pandemic created an unprecedented number of people in the US who don’t have money to stay in their homes or feed their families. To add insult to injury, the pandemic causes… Read More The Charity Season…
What? I know y’all can’t wait for 2020 to be over and might fight it hard to cite anything to be thankful about, but with Thanksgiving coming up and it being a tradition and all, I do have a few things to be thankful for. Granted, 2020 has been a tough year for many people… Read More Thanking 2020…
Usually I am a rule follower, even when the rule makes no sense. Why? Because basically, I’ve been a “good girl” all my life. Recently, my wife and I went to a place on the river that normally is open for camping, but apparently the coronavirus made this a day camping area only. The first… Read More Breaking the Rules
This past week I made an enormous error by posting a very small clip of a scene without the full context. This isn’t the first time something was misconstrued so I should have known better, but hey, I continue to be human. Fortunately for me, I have readers who will let me know when something… Read More Everything in Context….
Although my parents were very poor when I was young, I’m still a white woman who comes from privilege. Because after my father got his degree compliments of the military, he was able to make a very good living. We moved out of that trailer park to an apartment complex and then to a brick… Read More Privilege
Summer has finally landed in our neck of the woods. I was worried because we were having unseasonably cold and rainy weather, but now it’s unseasonably hot. Go figure. Normally, temperatures in the upper nineties would not bother me one bit, but this year is different. Our beloved pool is closed due to Coronavirus…even though… Read More Summer is here!
My wife and I have taken the stay the fuck at home orders seriously. We only go out to the grocery store, take out places, and post office. We religiously wear our masks, wash our hands, wipe everything down while in the store, etc. We canceled our trip to Texas after the Lonestar Book Event… Read More Rolling Home
No-one was more surprised than I was when asked to participate in a Curve Magazine event, titled Hot Spots and Connect the Dots. Why? Because of the panel description: Bring your cold drink as these leading romance writers reveal their sexy, sultry secrets in connecting characters in the powder keg where erotica and relationships collide.… Read More Erotica