Well, now that I've got your attention, it's time for a sit-down with Erin. No, she's not actually killing anyone, but that can't be said of her skillfully crafted villains who wield psychotic tendencies like a scalpel. Chilling? You bet. Check. IT. Out!!! Practicing MURDER - by Erin Unger (Releasing March 29, 2019!) INTENSE Cover!… Continue reading Erin Unger: Practicing Murder
Which are YOU? Slow and steady wins the race. How often have you heard that tortoise and the hare reference? I’ve lived with it my whole life since I have a fascination with shelled babies. And yet a tendency to go wild-hare trips me up too often. (Remember, I’m the one who almost stomped her… Continue reading Slow and Steady: Writer’s Life Lessons from the Oldest Animal on Earth!
Depending on your age, station in life, and where you live, a snowy day means different things. FUN times--and not a care in the world! As a kid, seeing those fat fluffy flakes falling to earth means snow angels, snow balls, snowmen. For some it could be a sled, a toboggan, skiing. Possibly, a day… Continue reading Dishing with Di: Snow Days!
The Basics never change! Who? What? Where? When? Why? And how? The writer’s life, more than most, orbits these six mysteries. Chief among them is who. Characters are the backbone of storytelling. Somebody must want something, fight for something, and need it badly enough— no whims— for readers to engage. The reader himself is a… Continue reading Return of the VORTEX: Make all your characters work for you!
OMG - maybe that was Bruce Willis manhandling boxes in my room? It came. The new chair! And a desk actually intended for an adult. Squeee. Check out the Grinch doing what grinches do—at least in my house. Mattresses aren't their only fetish. Apparently, there's something primal about schlepping two ton boxes and "building" desks.… Continue reading Celebration Exodus: Move it on out, girl!
So much is missing! History wasn’t my favorite subject in school. All those dry dates of battles and events. Bleh! These days I’m not sure true history is even taught. During my teens my favorite books to read were those romances set in the south, ala: GONE WITH THE WIND. Personally, I thought Scarlett a… Continue reading Dishing with Di: Bygone Days
Follow that flank steak! America is a mobile nation. We're a people of wanderlust. The reasons why vary. Some are sound, some forced on us, often as a matter of survival. Many tribes of the first people of America roamed along with the game they needed to feed themselves. The Pilgrims braved an ocean voyage… Continue reading Dishing with Di: Home is where you hang your heart!
Yes, I still write romance. I’ll be making an announcement soon about contracts and other lovelies. But this tidbit from Healthy Food House—an oldie but a goodie—is too choice to pass. (Not like men ;^) Come to mama! Seriously, though. When you want something, it’s typically a good idea to ask those who’ve already got—how… Continue reading Want a long life? Avoid Men!
December 21st marked the "official" opening of winter, yet spring has been teasing us in Maine. Rain and wind has cleared the snow and ice off the roofs, melting much of the white stuff off the ground. This is winter? The officials must be wrong. Considering we got snow two days before Halloween, what’s a… Continue reading Dishing with Di: Could this be Spring?
Diana Tobin--perfect for the holidays! Hey, Guys. Christmas is coming on like a freight train. My mind is reeling with things to do--and memories of Christmas past. I'm scheduled for a mini-family reunion in December, too. Las Vegas here I come. Bright lights, big city as the saying goes. So much to plan. And the… Continue reading Dishing with Di: Multi-published author Diana Tobin reveals the roots of inspiration in time for Christmas.