What Makes Pumpkin Spice Magical?

November 15, 2020 | The draw of pumpkin spice

Okay, so pumpkin spice isn’t exactly magical, but it does hold a certain kind of power. I’d go as far as saying pumpkin spice even has a certain element of romance to it.

Could The Frightening Premise of This Dystopian Fantasy Ever Happen?

November 1, 2020 | Sometimes dystopian fiction has a message that resonates

Although the chances of what happens in the book “Vox” by Christina Dalcher ever happening in real life are low, the premise is not. And women’s history around the world, as well as in some countries today, shows us how real this story could actually be.

Have you read any of these six well-known authors from San Francisco?

October 18, 2020 | San Francisco authors to read.

I have compiled a list of six authors whose books I’ve read and enjoyed. They are all from either San Francisco specifically (my hometown), or the Bay Area. Of course, there are so many more authors, dead and alive, famous or not, from the area, but these are the ones I know I’ve read and enjoyed. So far!

A Thought Provoking Read

October 9, 2020 | Review of the book "Necessary Lies".

I don’t often give any book a five-star review, but this book makes the grade. A lot of things have to be present for me to give a book five stars, and Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain has ticked all the boxes.

Keep Going

May 21, 2019 | The growth we achieve as we work to attain our goals is in many ways worth more than the goal itself.

I heard Savanah Gutherie’s commencement speech this morning as replayed on the Today show, and it was excellent. Her words not only apply to the 2019 grads she was addressing, but they resonate with all of us. I especially feel her words in my own zig-zagged path to being a writer and getting published.

Facing Fear

August 23, 2018 | Fear as inspiration instead of a roadblock.

It’s been a very long time since I’ve updated/posted a message on this blog, but I have a message I want to share that I believe will be helpful in some way to many people. It’s not a new message by any means, but one that is worth repeating.