Halloween Movies I MUST Watch!

Nothing is more fun for me around Halloween than watching scary movies, old and new. Granted, a lot of the movies that scared me in my younger days don’t even register on my fear meter now. But there is a degree of nostalgia in watching them and recalling my initial reactions. You may laugh at some of my selections; that’s okay. Hopefully you have your … Continue reading Halloween Movies I MUST Watch!


Children’s Halloween Books

Children love Halloween; trick or treating, carving Jack O’ Lanterns, candy, costumes, and stories. My children and grandchildren had and have some favorite Halloween books and I’d like to share a few with you. I have arranged them in age appropriate order as best as I could but we know our own children. What amuses one child might frighten another so check them out before … Continue reading Children’s Halloween Books


Great Halloween Reads

I confess, Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love the costumes, the decorations, the imagination, and the silliness of pumpkin decorating, haunted houses, corn mazes, and treats salty and sweet. It’s a time to enjoy fantasy, being scared, spooky stories, bonfires, and parties. There are books, by both indie writers and writers that have publishing houses behind them, that I turn to during the Halloween … Continue reading Great Halloween Reads


“Casey’s Choice” by Alexis Alvarez

Let me begin by saying I am not a big fan of BDSM but I am a big fan of the writing of Alexis Alvarez. I have enjoyed every book I have read that she has authored. It was with a degree of uncertainty that I began “Casey’s Choice”. I am delighted I took the leap. This is not just a book about “kinky” sex. … Continue reading “Casey’s Choice” by Alexis Alvarez


“Gems of Gratitude” by The Sisterhood

~*~*~ COVER REVEAL ~*~*~ “Gems of Gratitude” Releasing November 14th, 2016 Author List: Alana Madden Chrissy Moon Christie Stratos Elizabeth Horton-Newton Karen J. Mossman LG Surgeson Lily Luchesi Markie Madden From the Gems of Strength authors comes the second book in the Gems of Sisterhood series! The theme of this book is, of course, gratitude! Meet Detective Cara Solino, a young woman following in her … Continue reading “Gems of Gratitude” by The Sisterhood


The Architect of Revenge: A September 11th Novel by T.W. Ainsworth

  As a former New Yorker who watched the attack on the city of my birth I am frequently drawn to books that deal with the horrible events of September 11th. Sometimes it is difficult for me to get through the stories as they touch a nerve that was exposed that day and still lies just beneath the surface of my heart. I had “The … Continue reading The Architect of Revenge: A September 11th Novel by T.W. Ainsworth


American Airlines

I just returned from an international flight from Knoxville, Tennessee to Barcelona, Spain and Athens/Piraeus, Greece to Knoxville, Tennessee. I don’t recall if I’ve ever traveled on American Airlines but we did fly with them on this trip. Let me begin by saying it is necessary for me to have a wheelchair when traveling. I have Multiple Sclerosis as well as several other conditions that … Continue reading American Airlines


October Book Blog

October is my favorite month of the year! Fall is usually crackling in the air (yes fall crackles), Halloween is coming, and it’s time for candy apples, hayrides, hot cider, and scary books and movies. It’s also my favorite time to travel. You may have noticed my Book Blog is early. By the time you read this I will probably be in Barcelona, Spain or … Continue reading October Book Blog


“Crooked Tales” The Final Tale

“ALL HAIL the Short Story!” These 15 short stories come from those shaded corners; the shadowy recesses of our minds where deceit and revenge take refuge. Only to surface when we choose to be most unpleasant to our neighbors, our colleagues, our lovers, and to our families—and even our species. Above all, it’s the unpredictable kinks that catch you unaware that make the ‘CROOKED TALES’ … Continue reading “Crooked Tales” The Final Tale


“Crooked Tales” The Grande Finale

“A short story is something that you can hold in your mind. You can really analyze how the entire thing works, like a machine.” Chuck Palahniuk Satisfaction of a Full Story (but with fewer words) Despite fewer words, the journey into the imagination is complete, as is the satisfying story arc and memorable characters. For the curiosity tempted, no longer the slow slog to reach a … Continue reading “Crooked Tales” The Grande Finale