It’s mid-October, one of my favorite times of year, and I’m preparing for my annual sugar skull decorating party. It’s a fun activity, and also a tribute to those who have passed on. Every year guests honor loved ones, relatives, … Continue reading
A Hinky Taste of You Hinky Chicago Book 5 by Jennifer Stevenson I’m on my third lap in a power jam, skating nine second laps, I mean, I am in the zone, and Fist Kist of all people comes out … Continue reading
Before reporting became a dying craft, every newbie was taught that a news story had to answer five fundamental questions: Who, What, Where, When, Why … and sometimes, How. In fiction, these questions are just as fundamental. The difference is … Continue reading
I don’t get any trick-or-treaters anymore. The kids on this road are either all grown up and gone, or they attend the bonfire and party down on Main Street that is hosted by the school and the local volunteer fire department. … Continue reading
I grew up on Texas history. I studied it in school (it was a required subject). I saw it in the movies. And I picked it up from my family. We don’t go back all the way to the Old … Continue reading
Just a little longer now. A little more. And . . . nope. Gonna be a while. Writing and publishing is a waiting game. It sucks, but there it is. You work and slave over a novel or short story, … Continue reading
It turned out that all of us loved anchovies on our pizza.
I’m scanning the sky for large heavenly bodies on collision course.
What’s the best coincidence that ever happened for you?
First, a beautiful image of the Trifid Nebula to brighten your day: Mountains of opaque dust appear on the right, while other dark filaments of dust are visible threaded throughout the nebula. A single massive star visible near the center … Continue reading
Enigma Confederated Star Systems 2 by C.F. Bentley Aboard the space station First Contact Cafe, General Jake Devlin and High Priestess of Harmony Sissy confront the mystery of an odd stowaway, a mystical refugee, and clues to the origin and … Continue reading
Once upon a time, when I was a Book View Cafe newbie, full of vim and vigor, energy and excitement, I started a series on this blog — the Author’s Alphabet. Alas, I over-estimated my time commitments elsewhere, and the … Continue reading