In his song “Changes,” David Bowie says, “Time may change me/But I can’t trace time.” Things change. I mean, that’s a given. Nothing ever really stays the same. So why people are always so surprised when things change is beyond me. I guess it’s because we are creatures of habit and we fall into a… Read More Turn and Face the Strange
Shortly before I left work the other evening, the sky opened up and hit the New York area with a deluge. People’s phones were going off with weather alerts: severe thunderstorm warning, coastal flood watch, lightning alert, take shelter immediately. When I exited my building, people (employees and probably others just walking by) were huddled… Read More Walking in a Lightning Storm
So, last week I returned from Washington, DC, where I attended the Golden Crown Literary Society’s annual conference. I was going to do a round-up or summary, but how in the hell am I supposed to top Andi Marquette’s roundup from last week?! I can’t. So I’ll just share some photos. Here’s the White House,… Read More Report: GCLS 2016
I’d like to call this a report from GCLS, but I’d be lying. I’m actually writing this at JFK airport, waiting for my flight to DC. This blog post is supposed to go up on Thursday; however, Thursday is going to be a busy day for me, as I will be on two panels and… Read More Prelude in L Minor
First, I’d like to thank everyone who entered the drawing for Have a Bite. I’ve notified the winners privately. Congratulations to them both! Several writer friends have recently expressed frustration and dismay over the lack of response to their books and dismal sales. This has been particularly hard on the first-time authors. I wanted so… Read More Why I Write
At long last, Have a Bite, the first book in my novella series, The Vampires of Brooklyn Chronicles, is out! And to celebrate, I’m giving away one print copy and one ebook copy. Just a leave a comment below. You can comment until midnight of May 26 EST, and I’ll choose two winners at random.… Read More Have a Bite Giveaway!
We hear the term “self-love” bandied about, but do we really know what it means? In the simplest terms, it’s about focusing on your own well-being and happiness. It’s not about being selfish or greedy, it’s about taking care of yourself, physically, mentally, and emotionally. This can come in different forms for different people, or… Read More The Importance of Self-Love