Do You Believe Your Mirror?

Can any of us look at ourselves in the mirror and see what it truly reflects, without our prejudice altering the image there? Do we always focus on the negative and let our eyes go to the thighs that we perceive as too big, or the ‘balcony’ that is too small? Can any of us…

A declaration of independence

Each year on July 4th, United States citizens celebrate independence. In 1776 in Philadelphia, the Second Continental Congress drafted and adopted a statement that we call the Declaration of Independence. The thirteen colonies announced liberation from British rule, forming what became the United States of America. But of course, you know that… The holiday inspired me…

And the FIRST REVIEW is…GREAT!

Written by my best friend and toughest critic, Jess M. Collen. (aka ‘my first husband’) “It is ridiculous of course for a man to try writing an unbiased review of a book authored by his wife of 40 years. I have lived through the conception, research and writing process with her, with day-by-day becoming season-by-season,…

On Sale Date: August 5th!

Retailers and wholesalers will be placing orders! The paperback will be released on September 9th. But I will be getting a few advanced copies and distributing them to reviewers. Calling all readers of historical fiction – in every country!  I am sending advance copies of my book (both electronically and in paperback) and seeking reviewers. Let…

Unplug to recharge

We pay more attention to the charge level on our portable electronic devices than we do to our own energy levels. Businesses now accommodate our fondness for phone or laptop usage: Airports have charging stations. Some aircraft have electrical outlets. Coffee shops help us stay plugged in and wired. But, how do we recharge ourselves?…

The facts of life

Children naturally learn some things. A baby figures out crawling, eating, and talking while older children can learn to build block towers, complete puzzles, or ride bikes. Humans have an amazing drive and capacity to learn.  Oscar Wilde astutely opined: “Education is an admirable thing,”  although I disagree with his conclusion: “but it is well to remember ……