A Thousand Rooms by Helen Jones: A Rambling Review

It is a rare book that makes me care about the characters before the end of the first act. A Thousand Rooms, by Helen Jones - this book, had me crying before I'd even read ten percent. Repeatedly. And not just a little. I had to put it down more than once in order to … Continue reading A Thousand Rooms by Helen Jones: A Rambling Review

How can I support awesome #indieauthors?

How about a review or two (or three)? Amazon recently changed its review policy so that fake reviews, or reviews in which someone raves about a book they've never read or product they've never used, more difficult to post. It is a policy designed to protect the reader / buyer (a good thing!) however, one … Continue reading How can I support awesome #indieauthors?

Good tidings to you

There are good weekends and then there are gooooooooooood weekends. Last week, my sister (I'll call her Lucinda, which is a nice enough name, or Lucy for short) announced out of the blue that my boys were invited to spend the night on Friday. Lucy said the invitation was because my niece (Xena sounds right) was … Continue reading Good tidings to you

Things that gave me courage to come out as a writer – Featuring Kristin Garrett

As my launch day inched closer, several people commented, "you must be so excited," which I was, but I was also terrified. It is one thing to spend the last several months (or years) toiling away on a novel in one's spare time, but it is quite another to actually let other people read it, … Continue reading Things that gave me courage to come out as a writer – Featuring Kristin Garrett

It’s the final countdown

If you are reading this, it means that the world has escaped yet another doomsday prediction. Hurrah for us! This also means I owe you a post, but, unfortunately, my draft folder is woefully slim this week. Perhaps I can interest you in a sampling of some of my favorites from the vault: I met someone A … Continue reading It’s the final countdown