So, You're Really NOT Jewish?

I was invited to a book club recently because they had just finished reading my debut novel, The Art of Being Rebekkah.  I was excited and so honored  they had chosen my book.  I was also slightly panicked thinking I'd have to make a speech.  I didn't. It turned out to be a very fun evening with a group of intelligent, diverse, and really funny women. Along with some excellent Sangria....more

Minne Apple Girl - The Big Move (Chapter 1)

An involuntary sigh slid out as I checked the screen where the gates were listed  I couldn’t believe I was moving away from New York, the city I loved and lived in for 7 years, throughout college and my first post college job.  I mean, I was leaving 5th Ave (not that I could afford much there, but still), cupcake places galore, Soho, Central Park, my college friends, not to mention all the fab restaurants I still had on my food bucket list.  As I scanned the departures, I felt my phone vibrate....more


There are two new books hot off the press. The are awesome reads. You can get them on and Kindle. You are going to LOVE these books. The sequels are coming for both books. Here is a teaser about each book.Lost and Found ForverChase Donaldson is on his way to propose to the love of his life, Asher Germaine, when a thirtysecond news bulletin changes his life forever. The family business is severely compromised whenhis father, Chad Donaldson, is killed in a car accident in the company of a woman from the...more

On the problems of writing fiction

When it comes to my own writing, I would have to say that my favourite style - the type of writing I most enjoy doing, the one that seems to "fit" me best - is creative non-fiction. That said, I've always been a little (no, a LOT) envious of people who have the ability to write fiction, and have often wished a little wistfully that I had that particular gift myself. ...more
ksmueller Thank you for understanding... kind of glad I'm not alone! :)more

Video Killed the Radio Star

Margaret Brandwick-Kearns09:50 – 12 Nov 2012 UTC-7Submitted by: Lt. Joseph Carmichael The following is a transcript of my interview with Margaret Foley Brandwick-Kearns, female, Age 43. Resident of Young America, Michigan.  Occupation: UnemployedMs. Brandwick has come in voluntarily to answer questions about a video that Mrs. Robin Okwandi, wife of Romeo Okwandi, PhD student at UP State. Mrs. Okwandi received the video, as well as a note in the mail yesterday. The note and video have been submitted to evidence....more


Walter shifted in his seat and leaned in closer, so Rusty could hear when he spoke under his breath.“We have a situation.”“I’ll say, “his brother smiled, his dazzling whites shining as he looked around the room, “you were supposed to break her.”Walter shook his head, “I couldn’t, I just – I had to be three sheets to the wind to even think about going down there.”Rusty shook his head in disgust. “It’s the only way, brother.”...more

Before The Fall

Margie shifted in her seat as she sat waiting for her supervisor, Bob Siwarski, to finish making his notes.  He always made her wait, come in….sit down, and just … wait.  This time she was prepared with her questions.  As a data analyst in the Department of Health, it was her job to create and pull reports for all sorts of purposes.  Several weeks ago she assisted the medical school with some accreditation review they were preparing for, and she happened to notice some strange trends in the patient data.  The head Epidemiologist refused to see her, so she decided to...more

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