April 16, 2020

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Pollo Alle Melograne–Chicken with Pomegranates

I’m a big fan of creating atmosphere through the use of description and details–the experts tell you this is “adding context.” Characters don’t just stand around talking in a vacuum–they are someplace. As readers, we want to see, taste, hear, feel that someplace and have a similar emotional experience as our characters. That includes all […]

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Happy Holidays

I am so grateful for You! Wishing you an amazing and abundant holiday season. You are appreciated for your support, you good wishes and encouragement. I am so thrilled that I can share this journey with you. The Smoke in Shadows is still a work in progress. This is Darius’s story, and my goal is […]

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Charles Bukowski-Beat Poet

When I was very young (and this may date me) but I remember sneaking out to go with my much older cousins to a smoky coffee house where retro-poets liked to read their poems. I remember a little round stage. I think it was dark red, as I said, I had to use a fake […]

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Summer Reading: The Darkness in Dreams

Goodreads Review from Kristine for The Darkness In Dreams: This novel was phenomenal. I won a copy in a giveaway, and I couldn’t be happier. With realistic fun characters, a unique and interesting plot full of suspense, action, surprises, twists, and turns, and a vivid, fluid writing style, I felt like I was right there […]

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“Promise me,” Baz said, but it was…

Do you Have a favorite quote? This is one of my favorites, from The Memories in Moonlight. Tears were on her cheeks now. The road was a black ribbon and she drove one-handed because the fingers of her right hand twisted in the neckline of her shirt, and she hadn’t noticed. The white lines in […]

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