Falling in love with fictional characters

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.” ― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream   Valentine’s Day is coming. Once a year, everything is all hearts and roses. Countless pink and red-wrapped candies tempt us from grocery store shelves. There’s an abundance of jewelry commercials on TV, and pressure on those who […]

Seven Seven Seven

While those words may make you think of the Friends episode where Monica explains the erogenous zones to Chandler (get your mind out of the gutter!), right now it pertains to the post Mark Ethridge tagged me in: Go to either page seven or seventy seven of your current work in progress, go to line seven, and […]

Sea of Tranquility

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’m trying to find a way to review this book in a way that will do it justice, which isn’t easy, since it may be one of the best books I’ve ever read. I ask a lot of the books I read: […]

Freedom

“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask….Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You […]

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you all the happiest of holidays!

The Next Big Thing

I have been nominated to take part in The Next Big Thing, by Mark Ethridge. Thanks so much for tagging me, buddy! Q1. What is the title of your Work in Progress? I have two works in progress at the moment, but the one that is closest to completion is The Duality Principle. Q2. Where […]

You’ve Gotta Have Faith

“Remembering you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” -Steve Jobs I’ve never been a person who put much stock into having faith. As a child, I often […]

Deep Desires and Charlotte Stein

As usual, Charlotte Stein has done another amazing job at combining deliciously written erotica with a heartfelt storyline. Deep Desires is about so much more than the “voyeuristic pleasure” exchanged through open windows between the hero and heroine, Abbie and Ivan, although there is still much to be said for those scenes as well. The […]

Crossing the Monkey Bars

“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” -C.S. Lewis   Letting go is something that has never been easy for me, with a multitude of painful experiences sitting like splinters under my skin. I have scars that may […]

Football Weather – A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace by John Knowles My rating: 4 of 5 stars There’s something about this time of year that has me thinking, that gets me looking out at the crisp blue sky, inspiring me to write. I remember the first time I heard of early September described simply as “football weather” – the time […]