• Read Along Part 1

    Be aware that there will be spoilers as I read through this book. I started The Stranger Times a couple of days ago. My right-before-bed reading. I find that I’m reading it like a reader, and then as I think…

  • January 22 Newsletter text

      Hi Everyone. I sent my newsletter out and for some reason known only to the computer gremlins, it only sent to a very few people. I am copying and pasting in the main text of it here, and hopefully…

  • Worse Than Anticipated

    You know that book I was reading? Romantic suspense? And I wanted to keep reading even though I had fears about where it was going? It was so much worse than anticipated. I really don’t want to be mean to…

  • Annoying Tropes

    I did a thing recently where I wrote down a list of tropes that I like to read in books, and started a list of those I don’t. The second list right now isn’t very long, probably because I had…

  • If You’re a Writer, You Need to Hear This

    I once had an editor tell me a book hardly needed anything—all light revisions—and then when I went to implement something in the first chapter, that single pulled thread led me to throwing out about 60,000 words of a 90,000…

  • Dead in Dublin by Catie Murphy

    First, so you know, I got Dead in Dublin from Netgalley. Also, Catie’s a friend and I love her books in general, and pounced on this one super fast because it sounded so good and did I say I love…

  • Book Review: THE DARK BONES

    I recently read The Dark Bones by Loreth Anne White. It’s a romantic suspense, and I’ve got to say, it’s just about a perfect book. First, the back cover blurb: She’s come back to solve the mystery of her father’s…

  • Book Review: Somebody to Love By Aurelia Fray

    About the book: An unlikely pair, an impossible mission, and a hilarious hunt for somebody to love. Henry was only tasked with fixing the leaky office pipes. So, when a crazy woman barges in and confesses all her secrets like…