10 on 10: February 2014

10 pictures on the 10th day of the month to show the beauty in a regular day. February 10, 2014 The view from my working day (that is the Pacific Ocean under those clouds). A bare tree – the only evidence of winter in San Diego. I’m obsessed with this salad from Croutons. Gouda cheese, […]

Susan Meissner Tells the Backstory of “A Fall of Marigolds” (and a Giveaway)

Congratulations to Jessica McCann for winning a copy of “A Fall of Marigolds!” All of you book-lovers will be happy — I have another book review and giveaway today! And there’s one next week too! I just love book-realease season!  I am pleased to welcome Susan Meissner with her new novel,  A Fall of Marigolds.  […]

A Few Thoughts on Philip Seymour Hoffman, Addiction and True Tragedy

Last weekend Bryan asked me to join him watching a movie – Synecdche, New York, written and directed by Charlie Kaufman. This movie tells the story of a troubled New York playwright who is obsessed with his own mortality and sets out to construct a massive play that he hopes will give meaning to his life. […]

Meet the Jenn Crowell of “Etched On Me” (And Win a Book)

Congratulations to Melissa Crytzer Fry for winning a copy of ETCHED ON ME!  I am excited to welcome Jenn Crowell to the blog today. Her latest novel, Etched on Me, had me on the edge of my seat and I could not stop until I finished the story. Etched on Me tells the story of Lesley Holloway, […]