Apr 172014
 

Anderson Cooper and Liam Neeson recently engaged in a conversation on 60 Minutes that we rarely see on prime time TV. Cooper interviewed Neeson about the loss of his wife, Natasha Richardson, five years after she died in a skiing accident. The community of grief is a group that no one wants to join, but we [CONTINUE READING]

Apr 142014
 

Brendan Clark doesn’t know I exist. But tonight, I’m going to change that. For the first time in four painfully long years, he’s single. I’ve been waiting for this, my heart racing every time I see him. I finally have a chance and I’m going to take it. Tonight I will touch those kissable lips… [CONTINUE READING]

Apr 082014
 

War makes strange bedfellow. Shape shifter, Faelan Foley, goes to war determined to win equality in a society where women are possessions, but when she’s forced to shift and arrested as a spy, a soul-searing friendship with the enemy Field Marshal develops threatening her heart and her definition of equality. Aimery Duncan traded the privileged [CONTINUE READING]

Apr 042014
 

I’ve been involved in a love affair for so long that I don’t really recall when it started. Don’t judge me…oh wait, what kind of love affair did you think I was involved in?? Silly you! BOOKS…PAPER BOOKS…HARDBACK BOOKS is the type of love affair this Book Faery has been in love with for so long! [CONTINUE READING]

Apr 032014
 

Today I received an email of the the latest April new releases from Goodreads and I must say that the below have peaked my interest. Partly due to the author, book cover, title, and/or book summary. If I’m going to be completely honest, in that exact order. In fact, I probably didn’t read the book [CONTINUE READING]

Apr 012014
 

Twenty-three year old Dimitri has to do what he is told—literally. Controlled by a paranormal bond, he is forced to use his wits to fulfill unlimited deadly wishes made by multimillionaire Karl Walker. Dimitri has no idea how his family line became trapped in the genie bond. He just knows resisting has never ended well. [CONTINUE READING]

Apr 012014
 

Jon Graeme and Harry Sale are unlikely friends. Harry is a world-class programmer, but his abrasive personality alienates co-workers. In contrast, Jon is a handsome and easy-going technical writer, the low man on the IT totem pole. Sharing a love of nature, the men set out together, planning to go their separate ways–Jon on a [CONTINUE READING]

Mar 192014
 

Writers sometimes say they hear voices in their heads. Whispers grow to shrieks as characters fight to go from abstract ideas to life on the page. When I heard a voice from the grave, though……….well, THAT was freaky. I’m not superstitious. I’ve never seen/heard/experienced a ghost, until Meriwether Lewis of Lewis & Clark fame took [CONTINUE READING]

Mar 192014
 

Mainly due to the veritable wall of silence which surrounds incarceration, many Americans have no idea what prison is like.  As such, television shows like Oz and movies like the Shawshank Redemption paint colorful — and profitable — pictures of what life on the inside consists of.  Sadly, much of what is presented through the entertainment industry and even in the [CONTINUE READING]

Mar 182014
 

I once had an office that actually had four walls and a door. Moving into it, I was practically hyperventilating I was so excited. I painted one of the walls a stunning dark grey-blue, hung my favourite black and white photographs on the wall and occasionally sat on the matching navy sofa, like a real, [CONTINUE READING]

Mar 122014
 

The last 5 years of my life have been filled with strange inexplicable synchronicities. My wife, Mazelle and I noticed these events and found them impossible to explain in any scientific way. I’m a scientist and for much of my life I’ve approached mysteries guided by the scientific left side of my brain. If I [CONTINUE READING]

Mar 112014
 

When I think about writing and dealing with criticism it brings to mind the visual of a new comedian who is working a tough room whose audience expects him/her to be Jim Carrey. As we know comedy is varied and while several thousand people may find one man funny, there will be leagues of others [CONTINUE READING]

Mar 052014
 

Kind of obviously, the big lure about dragons is that they both fly and breathe fire. Flying is something that people want to do. I think it’s pretty primal. It seems liberating to be able to move in three dimensions, plus it gives you the opportunity to see – almost the opposite experience of hiding [CONTINUE READING]

Mar 052014
 

“So what does it feel like being a published author?”  An acquaintance asks as a means of an united ‘greeting’ and a ‘congratulations’.   We are in New York City, so multi-tasking is a required skill. “Damned if I know.”  I respond, putting on my lipstick with my right hand, whipping out my calendar with my left, and scanning [CONTINUE READING]

Mar 042014
 

I was one of those over-achievers who went to four-year boarding school, became a Registered Nurse, learned English, traveled to many foreign lands, moved to the United States and passed their nursing boards. Although I considered myself to be happy person, by the time I noticed that I was really just experiencing happiness on an [CONTINUE READING]