Two Hours In The Woods

On May 30, I’ll be publishing a new book in my series of short story collections. The first in the series was simply titled: It’s Complicated: Short Stories About Long Relationships. The next book will be It’s Too Complicated. Click to pre-order a signed copy. Buy my short story collection. It’s available on Amazon … Or…

International Women’s Day 2018

There’s great quote that says We rise by lifting each other. Physically, I am not sure that that’s possible but in terms of emotional support, just as our mood improves when we are actively involved in helping someone, we can also develop our business by taking on an apprentice or mentee and helping them to…

Family Tree

What the book is about (from Goodreads) Annie Harlow knows how lucky she is. The producer of a popular television cooking show, she loves her handsome husband and the beautiful Los Angeles home they share. And now, she’s pregnant with their first child. But in an instant, her life is shattered. And when Annie awakes…

January Book Links

I read 10 books in January and in my most recent YouTube video, I give a brief synopsis of each book and then try to find a link between each book and the book I read after it. Click to watch the video. I’ve listed the book titles below, with their common threads in blue…

Author Alphabet Challenge 2017

Missing:  I, Q, U, X, Y Potential – Erin’s challenge Another 2017 bookish challenge. This one runs on Goodreads from 1/1/17 to 12/31/17  Goal Going from A – Z, and using authors’ first or last names, read the alphabet. For “X” and “Z” you may use authors with those hard to find letters in their names. Unless,…

Windfall

Together Mr and Mrs. Jha and their adult son, Rupak, are experiencing a windfall.  Anil Jha has worked his entire adult life in computers and his wife has worked with craftswomen, helping them secure markets for their local products.  Now both those pursuits have paid off. Their adult son, Rupak, has devoted himself to getting…

Books Around The World

The first book I read in January was a novel set in England. I didn’t really plan it that way but the next book was also set in England and the third book was set in the Caribbean island of Antigua. So began a year of reading several books set in different countries in the…

A Closer Book 61 – 63

Another day, another book review, except this time, there are 3 of them – 3 books that I read recently and enjoyed in very different ways. Commonwealth is a book I wanted to read when it was first released and I heard some pretty negative reviews even while it was being hyped it seemed by…

5 Star Predictions

Have you ever watched a movie or read a book that you knew you were going to love even before you started watching/reading it? One movie I knew I was going to love even before the opening credits started was the Oscar nominated foreign language film, Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulin, or simply Amélie.  Amelie is…

In Another Language #WIT

Love in any language, straight from the heart, pulls us all together, never apart, and once we learn to speak it, all the world can hear that love in any language is fluently spoken here. Those are lyrics to a song that came to mind when I started thinking of this topic. August, I recently…

Man Booker 2017

The 13 nominations for the 2017 Man Booker Award have been announced. Cue the music! The Man Booker Prize is the UK’s most coveted literary award and for a long time, only writers from Britain and its Commonwealth and South Africa were eligible. Since the rules have changed, a Jamaican writer (Marlon James) and an…