KALAMATA, GREECE

Sexy vacations. Who doesn’t want to go on one?  Actually, any vacation is sexy in my book. I get to visit a new place, learn history, sample different foods, and pretend, if only for a week, that I am a globetrotting Jetsetter. I get to unwind, spend some...

The Magic of Symbolism

Words are magic. Powerful magic. Often imbued with symbolic meaning—overtones, undertones, nuance, subtext, connotation, and feelings—deep within our collective consciousness. Meanings we respond to on a visceral level, often emotional level.   By artful use, the...

The Writing Process

I get asked a lot about my writing process. What do you do first? How long does it take? Panster or planner? How many hours do you write a day? Usually I ask why they want to  know.  Do you want to write a book? Are you currently writing a book? if the answer is no,...

11 Ways Writing Novels Changed Me

Writing changes a person. For me, the changes were awesome! Writing caused me to: leave my comfort zone by the wayside. In fact, my comfort zone is so far away I don’t think I have one anymore. I’m willing to put myself ‘out there.’ Why not? What do I have to...

Taking the Plunge

I took the plunge five years ago!  Into novel writing. Into leaving my comfort zone. Into social media. Into taking risks. Into learning new techno platforms. Into rejection. The plunge has been long and deep and quite bracing. But I’ll tell you this, I’m never...