Proud to Read Romance Books

When I was growing up I was much of a loner, all the way up until I graduated high school. As cliche as it sounds, books were my only friend. I don’t deny that I am a little out there, perhaps a bit eccentric. Some people just don’t get me. One being my father. He can’t understand why I read “those books”. This is the same man that will go on for hours about the Yankees and knows every single fact about this team since they began. I am seriously in awe of his memory. ...more

Gag Me With Remakes!

Gag Me With the Remakes! Last year when I heard Hollywood was possibly remaking the 1980's movie classic Footloose, I was pretty okay with it. Then I heard other remakes were in the works such as the horror classics like Friday the 13th (which was released this month), Last House on the Left and Nightmare on Elm Street.But this past week I heard about two remakes that really got my goat! (have no ...more

WVFC Poetry Friday: Phillis Wheatley


My Career in Musical Theatre

When I tell you I was in The Music Man, your first thought would probably be: "Oh, were you Marian the Librarian?" No, I was not Marian the Librarian! Just because I wear glasses and read a lot and look like someone who should know the Dewey Decimal system and my mother's name was Marian does not a Marian the Librarian make me. You think you're so smart. ...more

I'm a former musical theatre performer and loved this story.

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The Great Soap Giveaway on ByHand!

As many of you probably know by now, my husband has created a new site for handmade artisans and buyers to come together called ByHand. We're gearing up for a huge contest in March with seller submitted items to give away, but in the meantime, we're trying to get the word out about ByHand before the big contest. To do this, I'm having a little mini contest on the forums at ByHand. The winner of the contest will receive his or her choice of 8 soaps from Rebecca's Soap Delicatessen. ...more

Why we get rejected

  Last year, The Willesden Herald announced that there would be no winner in the 2008 short story competition. Zadie Smith, the final arbiter after the panel of three judges made their recommendations, could find no story good enough to win. The £5000 prize money was donated to charity. ...more

Jackie Lyden: Meeting Amy Adams


Poetry Friday: Carol Muske-Dukes

Who is your all-time favorite character?

While visiting a Facebook fantasy fiction group, I found a discussion thread that piqued my interest: "Who is your all-time favorite character and why?" I expected people to say that they like certain characters because they are "strong" and "brave." But I didn't expect so many people to like characters with imperfections and fears. People like these characters because they are real and relatable. ...more