Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones

But Words Can Damn Near Kill Me. I wonder what was going on at the time the original diddy was written? If you were born before the 80's, I bet your parents would often have you repeat the original rhyme when, as a wee little tot, there was that mean kid at school calling you ugly … Continue reading Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones

A Head’s Up

For a while there I was hitting you up with daily posts, then poof - I missed a few days and hardly anyone has come by to check things out. Perfectly understandable. Why would anyone stop by if there's nothing new to catch their attention? Well, it's going to be like that for a while; at … Continue reading A Head’s Up

If That’s What It Takes,

then I'm fairly confident I will never be a commercial success. So What Would It Take to Get You to Buy My Books?   A recent trip to the bookstore had me browsing titles in my favorite genres and I noted how all the covers began to blend together. I feel the same about movie posters.  They … Continue reading If That’s What It Takes,

What would compel you to buy my books?

See, there's this stack of unsold books sitting next to my desk now. I've been less than actively working the marketing to say the least. I hit a wall a year ago and for whatever reasons (I have yet to figure out what happened to my mojo) I stopped promoting my work. So, here I … Continue reading What would compel you to buy my books?

Random – inspired by the pain in my left arm

She was a power mad, scandalous, conniving, spiteful, bitch. She'd climbed her way to a top position using the handles on the knives she'd stuck in the backs of strategically placed co-workers. No one liked or trusted her, yet they had to do her bidding because she had the title and corner office.  She lay … Continue reading Random – inspired by the pain in my left arm

Book Review – The Case of the Empty Killer by John C. Scott

It's not often I read something that leaves me with my mouth hanging open in frank surprise at the end.  I've seen a couple of movies that managed to drop my jaw at their incredible, "I didn't see that coming" moments but rarely have I had a book trigger that same response.  The Case of … Continue reading Book Review – The Case of the Empty Killer by John C. Scott

Yaarrrggghhh, the extended version.

I could have also called this post, "Mighty Morphin' Story Titles", LOL. It all amounts to the same thing, my titles are fluid things. Not sure why, but I want to share these with you.  You'll see the original title and the date, then the most recent, or in some cases, the final title that accompanied the … Continue reading Yaarrrggghhh, the extended version.

And then…

No sooner than I get the woman on the steps situated than does my Muse send me this.  It's a mash-up of real life and wishes.  It's also very rough draft so read at  your own risk, ;-).   Two women sit at the bar. It's happy hour so there's a decent sized crowd of … Continue reading And then…