Robin's Blue by Pam Alster is a Finalist in the Chick Lit/Women's Literature Category of The 2013 USA Best Book Awards

Robin's Blue by Pam Alster was named a finalist in the Chick Lit/Women's Literature category of The USA Best Book Awards for 2013, sponsored by USA Book News. Blue is also named finalist in the Literary Fiction Category of The Kindle Book Review Awards for 2013.#1 Amazon Bestseller Contemporary Coming of Age Fiction

Robin’s Blue has been honored as a “Finalist” 2013 USA Best Book Awards

Check it out. :-)2013 USA Best Book Awards! Your book Robin’s Blue has been honored as a “Finalist” in the “Fiction: Chick Lit/Women’s Lit” category. ...more

Excerpt From My Upcoming Novel

Dorie’s pain seared again. “Motherfucker,” she shouted. The epidural hadn’t kicked in yet. The fluorescence of the labor room, if you could call it that—it was more of a windowless closet with a bathroom –made her head pound.The nurse came in, checked the baby’s heartbeat. The machine bleeped.“Can you turn off the lights?” Dorie said. “It’s too fucking bright.”“Sure,” the nurse said and adjusted the dimmer. She pressed Dorie’s wrist for her pulse. “You’re heart-rate is highly elevated, have you been taking any medications?”...more

Wishing my child a future. Hopefully, in this country.

This TED Talk by Sugata Mitra about self-teaching is worth the time. need a pedagogy free from fear and focused on the magic of children’s innate quest for information and understanding. – Sugata MitraI hope we can help our children to stay “interested.”...more

Interview With a Purim Carnival Goldfish

‘Tis the Daylight Savings Time of year of spring breaks, and yes, for the Jewish communities -the Purim Carnival. Purim is the annual reading of the book of Esther, commonly known as the Megillah. During this time, Jews are ”commanded” to eat, drink and be merry, which can include evening festivities and costume parades.**...more

Predicting a Seth MacFarlane Win at the Oscars

“Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane will host the Oscars on Sunday, and I for one am excited that despite the award show’s redundant failure in entertaining us over the past several years, this time, it’s going to be a good show....more

If George Costanza was on Facebook

My dear friend had her annual holiday tea at the Peninsula Hotel yesterday. It was our usual time to "catch up" with a two-hour year-in-review before we all ran off to our respective family winter breaks. Of course there was the required group picture in front of the Christmas tree, and, of course, the shot was posted on Facebook....more

Why I love Key & Peele

One of my favorite shows on TV is Comedy Central’s Key & Peele. The stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, both Fox’s MADtv alum, are indisputably talented writers and performers –from Obama’s Anger Translator Luther to their LMFAO parody of two party guys that just want to go home, they consistently nail the essence of the ridiculousness of modern American life....more

‘Tis the Season for a Good Deal