My Thoughts On What Lifetime TV Did To My Memoir

Ever since the premiere date of The Secret Sex Life of a Single Mom was announced (May 31st on Lifetime) , I’ve been inundated with the same questions by people:  Have you seen the movie and what was it like to watch it?  What do I, as the author of the book, think of the movie?...more

"50 Shades of Grey" Movie Cast Revealed

50 Shades of Grey, the popular erotica series by E.L. James that has swept the world over the past two years, is being made into a movie....more
@SheilaMitchell I read the Trilogy when I was 14. Found it in my mom's stash. Mind. Blown. And ...more

Thanks But No Thanks; Leave That Seat Open

At the start of one of the last couple sessions of my Creative Writing class, one of the few men in attendance asked me to sit next to him.  I didn’t want to offend him—because I was raised that way; to be polite at all costs—I said, OK.  “Wait, are you single?” I showed him my ring, “Nope, sorry.  I’m married.” “Oh, well leave that seat open then.” K.  Thanks.  EVER so....more

"Death by Orgasm" on Memorial Day?

I’ve come to the conclusion that there are as many shades of 50 Shades’ readers as there are shades of Christian himself. Nowhere was this more evident than at my country club’s Memorial Day festivities this year. Let me preface by establishing the fact that this club is the quintessential, old line, pain-in-the-neck, Lily Pulizer-wearing, bastion of conservatism that you see parodied in sit coms....more

50 SHADES OF ... DEGRADATION

Reading 50 Shades?  Read this now: Why Are Women Falling For Fifty Shades Of Degradation? http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/hc-op-barreca-fifty-shades-op-grey-d... Your Shameless Friend,Ginawww.ginabarreca.comTwitter @TheGinaBarreca...more