Bohemian Gospel, and Two of my Favorite Fearless Writer-Chicks

November 23, 2015 by - 7 Comments

This summer, one of my dearest writer friends, J.T. Ellison, told me about a book she’d just read called Bohemian Gospel by fellow Nashvillian, Dana Chamblee Carpenter. “You must read it. It’s fabulous!” Now, J.T. is a voracious reader, and she doesn’t throw the word fabulous around lightly. She added, “By the way, it’s out from your publisher, Pegasus …Read More

Review: The Hypnotist by M.J. Rose

May 31, 2011 by - 1 Comment

I find it tough to review thrillers because, frankly, there often isn’t much beyond an enticing, exciting plot to review. Thrillers tell fast-moving stories in which the hero/heroine is caught up in events that throw his or her life out of control. The trick for the thriller writer is to make the protagonist interesting and …Read More

Where I Am When I’m Away

January 14, 2009 by - 3 Comments

Last night’s reading at the Brentwood Borders in St. Louis was so much fun. It was lovely to be with old friends, new friends, and family. Mandy Besemer made me feel right at home at the store, too, and even provided me with some much-needed chocolate before the event! I need to be getting on …Read More

Reviews That Delight Me

December 21, 2007 by - 3 Comments

If a writer takes good reviews to heart, defining herself by what folks choose to opine about her work, then she must also take the bad. So I try hard not to let myself believe my own press one way or the other. It affects my enthusiasm and confidence when I sit down to write. …Read More