Category Archives: Authors and books

A New Book: An Accidental Marriage

Nothing happens and then EVERYTHING happens at once. The big news is a contract for a new book, An Accidental Marriage. Ta Dah! Release date: December 2013. Combining the problem of starter marriages (which last only a year or two) and the 1964 Civil Rights Legislation might seem like a stretch, but women moving into […]

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Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! Actually Vampires

I know, I know, no more Vampires. You mention the word and everyone groans and makes some crack about the Twilight series or Bela Lugosi, but I just spent three days with my nose in a book–a 766 page turner, The Passage by Justin Cronin. It’s a great read. Even the invented slang is entertaining. […]

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Fishy Stories

After being a loyal Dialogue reader for too many years to count, I finally have a short story, Fish Stories, in their winter issue. I think it’s an insightful treatment of the both toxic and healthy ways women interact with one another, and so I was a bit disgruntled to have it totally eclipsed by […]

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All the Living

It’s a difficult thing to admit, but occasionally I finish reading a novel and set it on the floor or on the ottoman and immediately forget what I’ve just read. I’ve been entertained for a few hours, but then the characters and the storyline vanish, an experience very much like watching television. I mean, does […]

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Welcome

Welcome, After the initial euphoria of seeing my own words in print, having a book published was very much like sending one of my children out to play in the street. Once that book’s out there, there’s no turning back, no correcting a sloppy sentence, or softening a character, or altering an easily identifiable secretary […]

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