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!
For those of you who have ever read any of my books, you already know that I almost always sprinkle humor into the story. And yet, I also usually have a serious subtext embedded within. Sometimes I wonder if that subtext is watered down because of that humor. Hmmm…this is a new conundrum I have… Read More Humor Me…
We are in a particularly scary moment in history fueled by social media. Facebook and Twitter expand the principles of the mob mentality. Throw in power differentials and we have a powder keg. Recently, my wife showed me a horrific news story about an Iranian lawmaker offering three million to assassinate Trump. I stayed away… Read More Mob Mentality
I’m fascinated with what happens to people as they age. Recently I read that women who experience dramatic hot flashes for a prolonged period are more prone to dementia and heart disease. Ugh! Have I mentioned I’ve been suffering from hot flashes for the last fifteen years and there is no sign of this particular… Read More On Being Childish
I’ve often joked about my made-up word, romash, to describe my books. What I realized recently, with the help of some readers, is that a more accurate description of what I write is a romance with subtext. I love the definition of subtext: “an underlying and often distinct theme in a piece of writing or… Read More Subtext