A Cautionary Note

“Blessed are the Pessimists, for they hath made backups.” — Spotted years ago on the bulletin board of an IT guy at a company I worked for We hear it all the time: “Back up your data.” It’s not something most folks think about until that fatal moment when you go...

Happy Publication Day

Two hundred years ago today, Pride and Prejudice by “a Lady, the author of Sense and Sensibility” was published in London. Three volumes, its cost was 18 shillings. No one had any idea then that this work would echo down two centuries and be hailed as a...

Pet Peeves as a Reader

One of the joys of the rise of eBooks is being able to get hold of books I’ve read before but aren’t on my bookshelf for one reason or another. Most of the times these are wonderful trips back to familiar territory and rediscovering a story you’ve...

Sunday Quote

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. –Ralph Waldo Emerson...

Sunday Quote

Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work it until it’s done, and done right. —Walt...

Why I’m Breaking Up with Agatha Christie

I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to break up with Agatha Christie. This isn’t a decision I’ve made lightly. I love mystery novels and Agatha Christie is one of the greats in that genre. And yet… I’ve read several of her books and...

Caro Kinkead

I'm a writer doing the "work a day job/write when I can/whip things into shape for submission/actually submit once in a while" dance between family responsibilities, finding time to read and adding to my knitting stash. In the meantime, I'm trying out some new things here and we're going to see what bubbles up.

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