This last week or so has been filled with emotionally exhausting events, at least, I have found them so. The Stanford Rapist If you've been living in a cave, perhaps you were not aware there was a young rapist at Stanford University who sexually assaulted a...
Since my last blog post, I've been working (a lot), catching up with friends (a lot), and playing. Both with partners, and solo. And because I have the coolest friends, I was hearing a lot of buzz about the newest toy for women, It's called The Womanizer, a...
Obviously, I'm not blogging much these days. I am writing stories, and getting to rediscover a rich and full life, post-cancer. I got rid of stuff. Including stuff in my closet I bought as "incentive" and loved, but never put on. There was so much crap, jam...
One of MANY gorgeous photos by Nick Holmes Photo While the writing goals I had at the beginning of 2015 kinda went by the wayside, as did my blog here, I had so much to celebrate. Here's something I shared on FaceBook. 2015 was the BEST year of my life. W...
First, BUY MY BOOK . Er, Story. Y'all don't know how long I've been dying to be the one to say that. If I had a dollar, for all the Tweets and blog posts and FB ads I've read... But let's turn the page on that, shall we? My short story, The Dog Days of Su...
Of course it's pink. The first EVER bricks-and-mortar bookstore specializing in ROMANCE, is a lovely, bright pink. The Ripped Bodice Main & Venice, Culver City, CA When we consider that 60%+ of the entire publishing market is romance (basically, it's the ge...
1) Assemble pieces, put on granny glasses, plug in soldering iron. 2) Grab soldering iron off kitchen towel just before kitchen towel ignites. 3) Note to self: Next time, use handle to grab soldering iron. Next time, no soldering iron . 4) Apply ice to burn...
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