Lucky Friday the 13th!

If it’s Friday, it must be France … It’s Friday the 13th! Thought by some to…

Taiwan’s Winter Oolongs

An Interview with David Campbell of Tillerman Tea Whenever I taste a tea that is new…

Vote for Sun Storm and enter a chance to win $100 #Giveaway

​I’ve just received word that Sun Storm has been entered into the Moonlight and Mystery Readers’…

March Cultural Roundup

Films: Serpico (US, 1973) The Florida Project (U.S., 2017) Literary: International Women’s Day Reading at Queen…

The Good Liar ~ Book Review

The Good Liar by Catherine McKenzie is a thought-provoking psychological suspense story, published on April 3, 2018…

Haunting in St Williams

Good Morning Folks, here’s another spooky tale I have managed to find for our area. This one…

Opportunities for Teen Creators

Toronto Teen Writers and Artists/Photographers I’m thrilled to once again be a guest editor of the…

April 10th: My birthday and Goodreads Giveaway (Please read)

My Goodreads Giveaways for the USA and Canada end on April 10th, my birthday! As of…

Good Intentions

Have you ever had the very best of intentions and then realized that you are completely…

WHY READERS GIVE UP ON A BOOK

Richie Billing conducted research from book bloggers and many Facebook groups to address this question:“What makes…

On Faith, Doubt & Arthur Miller

Huge congratulations to Kerensa Jennings whose sensational literary thriller SEAS OF SNOW was just released in paperback! Since…

Book Review: CLOUDBOUND, by Fran Wilde

After reading UPDRAFT, and loving it, I dove dove right into the second book in the…

Zoned

I love being “in the zone.” Totally concentrated on what I’m doing. Especially when I’m writing.…

Happiness List Week 18

This week’s challenge is to list the things about yourself that you do not need to…

La Cosecha

A few days ago, I got a message from a fellow vegan asking if I’d ever…

A Promise to Sadie by JJ Ellis

A PROMISE TO SADIE A Harper’s Rock Legacy Series, Book 2 by JJ Ellis Genre: Young Adult…

Whiskey and Ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith

The title Whiskey and Ribbons is derived from a toast delivered by Eamon, one of three…

Valuing my words

“dogwood–I think” photo by ldyck I finished writing my first book (Novelty Yarn) and thought… I’m brilliant;…

Nashville

The trouble with visiting somewhere for work is that you don’t really get a chance to…

Insights and Answers into the Loneliness Epidemic

By Tracy Shawn, MA  Please note that this piece was first published with PsychCentral.com under the title:…

Living a nightmare for 3 years

For the past three years, I can say with confidence I’ve lived through hell. Have I…

Sunday Book Review – The Writer’s Lexicon by Kathy Steinemann

Today’s Sunday Book Review is on Kathy Steinemann’s helpful guide for writers – The Writer’s Lexicon. I…

Homemade Oven Cleaner

Homemade Oven Cleaner – Safer & Nontoxic I love a clean home, and generally most cleaning…

Inequality and democracy: Can they coexist?

Equality and democracy are closely related. If one declines, what happens to the other? Thoughts on inequality,…

My Date with a Bad Redhead

While the year is still young–the year I’d called My Year–it was time for a date…