• Sunday Update

    But first coffee…

    No, I’m not going to ask you to believe my desk is this aesthetically pleasing – hell, it’s not even this tidy – but it’s nice to tell myself that one day it might be… The word of the day/week/month at the moment for me is catch up. Being unwell has left me in puddle I’m still trying to paddle my way out of. There are thirteen weeks until thesis submission, around six until the release of Pet Me (The Toye Shoppe Book 1) and um …. too few days until I’m supposed to put out another Grove story. Excuse me while I count hours on my fingers and do…

  • Book Reviews

    Expensive by Amy Bellows

    Okay, full disclosure – I know Amy Bellows. Sort of. Amy and I know each other  in that way that writers who live on opposite sides of the world and have connected online know each other and I’m a fan. I love her shifter stories – in particular her penguins – and I love dragons so I figured Expensive was going to be good.  Every now and then as a writer you read something that makes you put your book (electronic or paper) down, take a breath and whisper “Wow! I wish I could write like that.” Expensive did that for me.  Andrew, the dragon shifter, is so endearing –…

  • THOUGHTS

    Wilted flowers and lazy afternoon hours….

    Almost anyone who knows me well has heard my story about the first time I heard Springsteen. I was 12 and we lived on a farm in the middle of nowhere and too far from anywhere for a kid to do anything at the weekend except listen to the radio and read. We didn’t have a T.V. so once my chores were done and homework was taken care of, those were my two favorite pastimes: music and books. One afternoon I was listening to Casey Kasem’s American Top 40 – the local station got it – and The River album was being released. The first song I heard was Sherry…