It’s Thanksgiving Day in the United States, its territories, and in every country where ex-pats who celebrate the day, live. I plan to spend the holiday with family members, a jovial group that, thanks to marriage equality, has expanded these past few years. My sister will be with us for only the second time in… Read More HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
People legit think I’m my characters. Which I get. I write in first person. It’s intimate. Plus, my narrators are sarcastic and good-looking. It’s hard to distinguish sometimes. For the record, I’m not my characters. In fact, we have very little in common. There is one fundamental similarity between Cash Braddock and me, though. We… Read More When Barbers Become the Gender Police
Beamish, ‘The Living Museum of the North’ was founded in 1970 by Dr Frank Atkinson, formerly the director of the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle; he had been inspired by visits to Scandinavian folk museums in the 1950s, and realised that there was both the need and the opportunity for something similar in the… Read More Back in Time at Beamish
Lee Winter, author of new office romance lesfic, The Brutal Truth, ponders power outfits, the women who wear them, and why lesbians fall for them. I’m having a renewed love affair with high-collar, white starched shirts and it’s all Jane Fonda’s fault. I’d been roped into watching Grace and Frankie, a Netflix comedy/drama about a… Read More Popped collars and power suits: Why we love fictional female bosses by Lee Winter
Hey, kids! I’m on the road briefly again (though you can be DAMN SURE I’m gonna catch the release of Justice League). In the meantime, I thought I’d do some fanfic sh*t with y’all. For those not in the know (and yes, there are a few), fanfic is fiction written by fans of a particular… Read More Fangirl Friday: FANFIC, y’all!
You guys. WTF. Here we were coming up on DECEMBER. Which means there is a f*ck-ton (Women and Words official measureument) of stuff going on in addition to this book list. *cough HOOTENANNY cough* Also, at some point, I hope my down under friends will invite me there to experience a summer-time holiday season, because… Read More Hot off the Press and Coming Attractions, Nov.-Dec. 2017
So many people—especially women—experience feelings of being a fraud when trying to achieve something, whether it’s moving up in their career, starting a business, or simply following their dream. They’ve done studies on this and it’s been given a name: The Impostor Syndrome. This is the fear that their incompetence, in whatever task it is,… Read More Alias Professional Writer