A Valentine’s Gift for You (Novel Excerpt)

I thought on Valentine’s Day it might be nice to share most of one of the romantic (not necessarily erotic) chapters from my novel. Just a little somethin’ somethin’ out of Compliments from a Stranger. I hope you enjoy this little excerpt and look forward to hearing your thoughts....more

Give Yourself a Valentine’s Gift of Self Love

Oh you love haters! We’ve all been inundated with the “I hate Valentine’s Day” naysayers, haven’t we? Complaints about the commercial aspects, how it’s a “Hallmark” holiday (which, BTW, it’s NOT. Do a little research, would ya?) and, worst in my eyes, the “I’m single and this day SUCKS” people. This is a note to you…and to those who love Valentine’s Day. And to even those who are ambivalent about it. Basically, it’s a note to everyone. :)...more

New Year, SAME ME - No Resolutions, Just Goals

This year my resolution is - NO resolutions! But, there will be a word of the year and there are GOALS. But, no resolutions....more

Christmas Magic from the 'Me' Generation

Many people will say that the current generation of young people are in the "Me Generation". That kids are only about themselves or that they feel entitled to luxuries as staples in their lives. That they're ungrateful or uncaring. But, today, I want to tell you about a group of kids who make many adults I know look like chumps....more

In Search of Christmas Spirit

Hello? Christmas spirit? Oh, Christmas spirit? Where the hell are you??I'm searching high and low trying to find the spirit of Christmas this year. It's been very elusive and it's already December 16. Whoa. Sixteen days into December, the month of Christmas and love and giving and I'm simply NOT feeling it.Like, not at all. Not a single damn bit....more

Finding Strength from Within

Lately I've been fighting life. Family, friends, community, work ...everything and everyone. And it's time to stop....more

A Note to Elf on the Shelf Parents

Dear Elf on the Shelf Parents, Good job, you! First and foremost, congrats on setting yourself up for a month of craziness. I appreciate that you love your child(ren) so much that you've given them a crazy-looking elvish creature to look for every morning in the hopes of keeping them well-behaved before Christmas. Whatever works, right? ...more

The 50 First Dates Challenge

I love a good romantic movie. The kind that leaves you a sappy, soppy, mascara-streaked, hiccuping mess of emotions. The top movie that always leaves me crying - always - is 50 First Dates. And I'm pretty sure it's screwed up my vision of romance forever....more

A Sexy Catalog Cover, A Mom, A Tween Child: What Would You Say?

Oh, Victoria's Secret. Usually I defend you without fail. I buy your high-priced bras because you understand that large-sized women don't necessarily want to settle for “lightly lined” (read: ZERO support) bras or bras that are all function and no fun. But today you made me have a very uncomfortable conversation with my almost 13-year-old son. And I'm not sure how I feel about that yet. ...more
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Reflection of a Stranger: Prologue Share

My Strangers series is ready to have the THIRD novel added to the mix! Compliments from a Stranger was written two years ago and I wrote most of Stranger in Pursuit this past April. Now, I’m ready to dive into Reflection of a Stranger…I think....more