Roses, Chinese Food and A Very Different Christmas. I'm sort-of in mourning at the moment. A few days ago, our provincial government announced mandatory pandemic measure that made it illegal for families to hold indoor gatherings, under penalty of pretty severe fines. Although the measures are "temporary" and will be revisited in three weeks'
Cool Advent Calendar for SFR Lovers! (You will absolutely need to bookmark this one!!) Skye McKinnon, SFR author, has coordinated with a dozen other authors (including me), and put together an advent calender of science fiction romance novels. I confess that I didn't know what an advent calendar was until I was an adult.
The Good Wife's Guide (Gag Me!) I was reviewing old notebooks recently and came across this image, which I kept because at the time, it dropped my jaw to the ground. If you're reading on a phone (which most of you do), then the image is going to be a bear to read, so
Alberta, Canada --- Glowing Christmas Tree in Snow --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis FYI: Today is the one day of the year when carbs have zero calories, and chocolate morphs into the world's best wonder drug. Indulge with abandon!
It's International Chocolate Day! I have a thing about chocolate. I have such a thing about chocolate that I have written it into my bio which appears inside every book I release. I am not the only romance writer who has a passion for chocolate. When the erotic romance publisher, Ellora's Cave, was still in
I seem to have an Australian theme running this week. I came across this graphic a while back, and snagged it to show you. The most common world map, the one we're most familiar with, is the Mercator Projection map. The map is very bad at showing related sizes of continents--because that was not why
On'yer Mate! - Aussie Rules is 161 Years Old Today I was not aware that Australian rules football was as old as that. It is the oldest of the world's major football codes. The first AFL match was played in 1858 between Melbourne Grammar and Scotch College. The game was developed for adult players, with
This Year's Met Red Carpet Looks The annual Met extravaganza is always worth a brow lift or two. I'm a bit behind this year. The night was back in May, but I only recently got to see some of the more outrageous outfits. I hesitate to call them "fashion". They're not even really haute couture.
At midnight on the 25th the massive giveaway marking the release of my one hundred book closed. I have spent most of today (as I write this) organizing the random draw of winners, then informing them of their good fortune. The list of winners is below. Note, I'm only giving first names, or full names
We're only days away from the release of my Official 100th Book is just a month away. The 100th book is Inside Man, Book 2 of the Project Kobra romantic thriller series, which released on July 25th. The massive giveaway is nearly at an end -- enter before the draw closes in a couple of days!