GO BACK IN TIME AND RECAPTURE YOUR YOUTH WITH STRACCIATELLA GELATO: MELTING TIME

In Stracciatella Gelato: Melting Time, Kate, the heroine, does exactly that I think we’re all ready for a change of scene. We’ve been stuck at home doing the same thing or nothing—preparing, eating and cleaning up the same food, week after week, month after month. My latest release, a Romantic Fantasy short story with The Wild Rose Press, Stracciatella Gelato: Melting Time, is an opportunity to get away from it all. It was inspired by…

MS. SMOOKIE BIJOUX ON DATING, YAHOO, AND THE TRUTH ABOUT SHOW BUSINESS

Ms. Smookie Bijoux sets the record straight   In most circles I’m known as The Assistant, but I’m more than just an aide to author Gloria Joynt-Lang . Before I was hired to work in her office, I aspired to be in the entertainment industry. Let’s face it, I’ve got the looks and the talent. However, one of those Hollywood types labeled my behavior as unpredictable, and thus my career ended before it began. To…

SEA SALT LAVENDER FOR APHRODITE, BY JULIE HOWARD

Author Julie Howard talks about her murder mystery. And beaching it.      Travel to the Beach  Nearly every summer in memory I’ve gone to one beach or another. Growing up in California, I’ve visited virtually every beach from north to south. Ditto for Oregon. Now I live in Idaho and the beaches in this inland state mean those along rivers and lakes. Although they don’t involve salt water, surf and whale sightings, they do quite nicely.…

TALKING WITH AUTHOR JANA RICHARDS ABOUT SMALL TOWN LIVING

Stories From a Small Town, To Heal a Heart, The Masonville Series Meet Jana and feel her pain. Well, it's not exactly pain, but we've all been there.    My Masonville series is set in a small town in North Dakota. I gave Masonville a population of about five thousand because that was the size of the town my family and I lived in before we moved to the big city. It was big enough…

“IF YOU’RE MARRIED, YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS…” SAYS AUTHOR JULIE HOWARD

Author of Crime and Paradise, Julie Howard, looks back on her first date  My first date was a disaster. I was terribly shy and thought myself in love with this cute boy in high school. My best friend told me the boy was head over heels with me too. With her as a go-between, a date was arranged. My teenaged brain went wild. Not only would we date, but we would soon be married and…

Bear With Me, a Witchy Story

Witches and shifters and Sluagh, oh my! The main character, Alison, is a green witch, but her workaholic husband doesn't know.  In fact, he's so career-focused she can hide her witchy ways in plain view. Author Marilyn Barr took her own experiences and her background as a particle physicist and teacher to bring her novel, Bear with Me to life. Here's  a little about Grant and Alison, her characters. Blue eyes, dimples, and silky brown…

Vanilla with a Twist

Tandy Blakemore spends her days running her New England ice cream parlor, single-parenting her teenage son, and trying to keep her head above financial water. No easy feat when the shop's machinery is aging and her son is thinking about college. Tandy hasn't had a day off in a decade and wonders if she'll ever be able to live a worry-free life.   Engineer Deacon Withers is on an enforced vacation in the tiny seaside…

The Other Stephen King

Who isn't looking for the next best read during these tough stay-at-home times? Australian author Stephen King talks with Shirley Goldberg about his long-awaited Thriller, Domin8 Shirley: How did you come to write Domin8? Stephen: When I first had the idea for this complex story I was in my fifties, in a happy, stable relationship and, like my protagonist, married 26 years. Manager for a large car dealership, earning good money. I’ve always yearned to write…