As a “Thank You” to my readers I’m offering a signed copy of one of my books to THREE winners. E-mail me why you want to read the book of your choice and you will be entered into a random drawing to win that book. Contest/Giveaway Runs December 15th, 2016 and ends December 25th, 2016 at midnight EST. Please put “Winter Giveaway” in the subject line … Continue reading

Letter to the Electors

Originally posted on Feminist Philosophers:
It’s signatories include eight philosophers: Esteemed Electors: We, a bipartisan coalition of Americans including Electors, scholars, officials, and concerned citizens write to you in the spirit of fellowship, out of our sense of patriotism, and with great urgency. There are times in the life of a nation when extraordinary circumstances call for extraordinary measures. Now is a such time, and… Continue reading Letter to the Electors

The Feathers by RC Heydn

“The Feathers” by RC Heydn is an intense serial killer thriller. The horrors of the crimes start in the first chapter and continue throughout. I was immediately hooked and had difficulty setting it down to go to sleep. The last line at the end of chapter one was so gripping and unexpected I sat open mouthed for several minutes before continuing. The story takes place … Continue reading The Feathers by RC Heydn

Depression and the Holidays

Originally posted on Between the Beats:
It’s the holiday season. We’ve passed Thanksgiving and now Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s is here. Somewhere in the midst of all that celebrating you suddenly feel as though the bottom dropped out. Shopping, caroling, entertaining, parties; whatever you’re doing and wherever you are, you just feel overwhelmed.  Maybe you realize you’ve spent more than you should have. Perhaps… Continue reading Depression and the Holidays

Homelessness and the Holidays

Over half a million people in the United States are homeless; living on the streets, in cars, in shelters, on the couches or floors of friends or family, or in limited transitional housing. A quarter of these are children. Fifteen percent are “chronically homeless”; chronic homelessness is defined as “an individual who has a disability and has experienced homelessness for a year or longer, or … Continue reading Homelessness and the Holidays

“What the Dead Know” by Laura Lippman

Laura Lippman is skilled at creating stories that have more twists and turns that a country road. What the Dead Know is a perfect example of her talent. From the first page she sets up the mystery, presenting the main character caught up in a situation she did not foresee and is ill prepared for. With flashbacks, different characters perspectives, and a puzzle thirty years … Continue reading “What the Dead Know” by Laura Lippman

December Weekends with the Kids: Christmas Movies to Share

I have a BIG confession. Christmas is not my favorite holiday. I have a BIGGER confession. I don’t like most Christmas movies. However, over the years as the mother of four now grown children and five grandchildren I have had to succumb to several children’s Christmas movies. I see more of these movies in my not too distant future with the addition of a great … Continue reading December Weekends with the Kids: Christmas Movies to Share

Christmas Books for Children

There are a multitude of children’s Christmas books and most of us can name one or two. There’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss, “The Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg, the Berenstain Bears Christmas books, and lots of Disney inspired Christmas books. I thought I would share some lesser known children’s Christmas books. I bet you’ll find something you like! Ages 2-4 … Continue reading Christmas Books for Children