2017 Reading List

Earlier this month, I got into a testy professional conversation with an online colleague who was bemoaning how colleges/universities are no longer permitted to teach the dead white guy literary canon because diversity, or something equally stupid. It pissed me off. Not only is that claim patently untrue, but it also denigrates the many brilliant writers who don’t happen to be white males...
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Sunday Soundtrack: “Cherish”

Today’s tune is “Cherish,” one of my favorite classic Madonna tunes from her late ’80s album Like a Prayer. It has an effortless bounce and an absolutely adorable video. Madonna recently won the Woman of the Year award from Billboard magazine, and she had some great things to say about being a woman I’d like to share: “As women, we have to start appreciating...
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Sunday Soundtrack: “Love Never Felt So Good”

Start off this Sunday with “Love Never Felt So Good” by Michael Jackson featuring Justin Timberlake. This video is extra fun because it celebrates so much about MJ’s legacy–the great dance moves, that voice, his multifacted appeal. Everything about it, from the happy dancers of all ages and races to the lyrics to adorable twinkly JT, is just perfection. I dare you not to...
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Stay Young, Don’t Look Back

Welcome to 2016! Since I’m in the very large crowd that habitually makes New Year’s resolutions but doesn’t keep them, this year I’ll try something different. Instead of coming up with my own list, I’ll borrow one from baseball legend Satchel Paige. His famous “How to Stay Young” was published in Collier’s in 1953. It’s great advice. Here’s how I...
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Release Day!

Today’s the day! The Billionaire’s Deception is being released by Tule Publishing’s Holiday Books. I’m really excited about this book because not only is it my first publisher release, but it is also one of a series of five books by fellow authors and friends Katherine Garbera, Nancy Robards Thompson, Kathleen O’Brien, and Eve Gaddy. I had a ball planning this book...
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Shoot Me Now

So I had to get head shots. Let me just say that the idea of head shots appeals to me about as much as a root canal, since most of the time I look at pictures of myself and wonder how long that puffer fish has been stealing from my closet. Seriously, ugh. But a book is coming out and I have to be serious about the writing and promo and although Mr. Man is wonderful and fabulous, it’s not...
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