Halloween, Not a Fan

Halloween, Not a Fan

How did monsters come out of our thoughts and into our culture? A multi-billion-dollar movie business is based on good looking heroes in tights who save our world against mega-baddies. Are the villains a metaphor for the personality-altering power money and attention...
The Waiting Game of Writing

The Waiting Game of Writing

The house is quiet. The kids whereabouts are unknown, the dog is asleep and my husband is out doing errands. I am at a loss of what to do with myself. Should I begin the sequel to Dancing Above the Moon? Finish another short story? Edit a nonfiction book I wrote ten...
Why Do I write Science Fiction?

Why Do I write Science Fiction?

Why do I write science fiction? Others have encouraged me to explore other venues. Quoting an interview in the New York Times Magazine with the prolific author James Ellroy (The Black Dahlia and L.A. Confidential), he quoted Stephen King, who when asked why did he...
Once Upon A Time…

Once Upon A Time…

Once Upon A Time…. These magical words first written by the Grimm Brothers bring visions of colorful castles, beautiful princesses and handsome prince charmings living happily ever after. The whimsical tales of Snow White, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood,...

Millennials, Budweiser and Cocaine, Oh my

One Third of the U.S. population is segmented by millennials, that’s almost 100 million potential home buyers. (Those born after 2005 are called the Homeland Generation. Geez, will they be nicknamed the land homies?) This uplifting article made me almost believe we...