Holiday Gifts For The Book Lover


A few days ago, I walked into a Blackstone Bookstore in a small town in England – which shall remain nameless for now – since I am here doing research for another story – and I have to say, I was caught completely off guard by the amount of foot traffic the store receives. At … Continue reading Holiday Gifts For The Book Lover

Recommended Reads If You Are Planning a Vacation Right About Now


I usually pack one paperback novel with me for my trip abroad, which, by the way, always happens every year during the fall season. And while there, I visit an English bookstore and buy 8-10 books to bring back with me to last me the year. And then I do it again. This fall I … Continue reading Recommended Reads If You Are Planning a Vacation Right About Now

Paris Can Wait…and Books To Read


Although for me Paris CAN NEVER Wait, I love the title of this new film – Paris Can Wait, being released in the US on 12-May.  The story as always is about a woman with an inattentive husband and possibly in a questionable marriage. She  goes on a trip to the South of France with … Continue reading Paris Can Wait…and Books To Read

The Power of A First Time…


I love a fun and quick challenge to jot down your thoughts about a topic assigned in a classroom:

Research Leads to Inspiration to Write


As a writer I find myself often questioning my way of thinking about whatever it is I detail within the chapters of my stories.  This keeps me up at nights, and then I jump out of bed and in the middle of the night jot down new ideas and better plots and then I do more … Continue reading Research Leads to Inspiration to Write

Rules of Writing


After a week of ups and downs, challenges pushing all my buttons, I figured I’d share something fun with all of you. Especially if you’re aiming to be a good writer 🙂 Have a good weekend and do me a favor, laugh a little.