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777 Challenge: An Excerpt Concerning Bones and Balloons

Wow, would you look at that! I have been invited to take part in the 777 Challenge by the ever-so-thoughtful Norma, who writes and artifies over at the… 597 more words

Writing

Shadow of a Doubt (1943) - Evil Amidst Innocence

Alfred Hitchcock is known as the master of suspense and I have seen and enjoyed many of his movies. However, my personal favorite – and reportedly his, too – is… 1,026 more words

Alfred Hitchcock

On character motivation and the coming of age story - the burdens we choose

I was starting to update this site for the upcoming release of my third novel, Kindred Spirits, but in the course of doing so I found… 664 more words

Writing

Sugar Daddy (Travis Family #1) Lisa Kleypas

“Many times in life I’ve regretted the things I’ve said without thinking. But I’ve never regretted the things I said nearly as much as the words I left unspoken.” Lisa Kleypas, Sugar Daddy… 687 more words

Book Reviews

Book #35 - The Ranger's Apprentice: The Battle for Skandia

A frequent question I get asked is ‘what is my favorite book?’. And to me, this is fairly impossible to answer. I do not feel comfortable to name one book as my favorite; it would be unfair and inaccurate. 655 more words

NY Times’ Charles M. Blow Writes on Being Bisexual in New Book

From the looks of it, the only African American op-ed columnist at the New York Times is claiming to be bisexual.

And while he doesn’t have a problem with that, … 432 more words

CULTURE

The Samurai's Garden by Gail Tsukiyama

I finished this book in tears.

It is 1937, Japan is about to invade China when Stephen, a 17 year old Chinese student at college,  contracts TB and his wealthy family sends him to their summer home in Japan to get well. 270 more words

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