Showing posts from May, 2011

Sizzling Summer Reads (Romance)

Great news! RIBBONS OF MOONLIGHT will be featured on The Romance Reviews Sizzling Summer Reads extravaganza. RIBBONS will be the book of the week from June 6th-June 10th. I will be hosting a chat in the Lounge on the 21st of June. Come celebrate the Solstice with me at 8am EST. We'll talk romance, young adult books, how to keep the muse motivated, or about how to balance work, writing and munchkin. We'll toss a couple of topics out there to bat around.

Check out TRR on the 22nd and answer my question to win your choice of a print or ecopy of RIBBONS OF MOONLIGHT. A hint is in this blog, so look around and see if you can find it!

I'm really excited about being a part of this. Part of me is still mildly freaking out over being a part of a society of writers, but school's almost out and I'm ready and willing to dive into writing, editing and marketing. Stop by TRR. I hope to see everyone there!

Stalking the Muse

You know, when my students have writer's block I laughingly tell them to kill someone off. Apparently, they need to ratchet up the tension and a body hitting the floor does that. However, when I have writer's block . . . it's a different story. I think my muse is playing hide and seek right now. Last week, the words were flying. I couldn't get them down on the screen fast enough. This week the blinking cursor is mocking me. I know it's laughing and there's nothing I can do about it right now.

I'd like to say that it's everything going on at work right now that's driven the ideas clean out of my head. It would sound valid enough--I teach 8th grade and 8th graders in May at the start of a heat wave here in Chicago can definitely drive the blood pressure sky high. I actually don't go to the doctor on purpose at this time of year. Last time I did I got yelled at. Came back three weeks later and I was fine. Add to that the pension fiasco and attacks …

Review of Heavenly Pleasure by V. Mark Covington

I recently read Heavenly Pleasure by fellow Solstice author V. Mark Covington. HP was not published by Solstice, rather by Aspen Mountain Press. Mark's next book,  is being published by Solstice.

Like I said before, I like books with twists. This book had twists and turns. It was funny, irreverent and sweet all at the same time. Heavenly Pleasure is available at