After buying my latest Pride T-shirt from Primark in Madrid’s Gran Via location, my friend and I sat down at a “fast sushi” place and talked about the meaning of Pride worldwide. Over California rolls and tempura everything else, we chatted about the commercialism of Pride, the “watering down” of what it means to be… Read More Viva Pride! Viva Madrid!
So my BFF (and travel partner) and I have been running around Romania this month. Last week was Bucharest – where Michael Jackson apparently made the faux pas of enthusiastically shouting “Hello, Budapest!” to thousands of gathered fans. Sadly, it appears to be a common mistake. Admittedly, before coming here, I did want to visit… Read More Bucharest, not Budapest
I’ve pretty much always been lazy. Give me a hammock, a deadline to ignore, and a patch of sun to bask in and I’m a happy procrastinator. Years after accepting this personality quirk/limitation, I’m still trying to reconcile it with my ambition to complete everything on my annual to-do list. Spoiler alert: The to-do list… Read More Once More, Madrid.
I’m no good at the Twitters. Whether logging on as me or my straight, Harlequin novel writing alter-ego, I’m woefully out of my depth (i.e. don’t know what the hell I’m doing). … Read More Romance This.
Except for during certain urgent moments, we don’t normally find ourselves obsessing about toilets. … Read More Flush like a Venetian
You know when you have an idea for something, you write it, and then you realize it’s utter trash? Well, that happened to me today. I had a whole essay on Italian toilets (Venetian, specifically) all set ready to go when I realized my passion for the topic had died a quick death between idea,… Read More How Sweet…
I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. But every year, near the beginning of January, I do make a list of the year’s writing and publishing goals. Most years, I’m pretty ambitious and fill the list with at least four novels and a short story or two. Last year’s monster, I think, had about six or… Read More The Aquarian with a List