What Would You Do To Gain Your Own Psi Talent?

I'm currently suffering through the first cold I've had in years -- and not doing it very gracefully, I might add.  It is sapping my energy. So I thought I would post this longish article about paranormal talents -- another of a huge group of guest posts on blogs that have evaporated in the meantime.

Sturgeon’s Law and What It Means for Romanceland

The "straight" science fiction genre (that is, the genre that has no romance and a dearth of deep characters and interesting relationships -- as opposed to Science Fiction Romance, which has the best of both worlds), has had its share of critics and outspoken authors with strong opinions.  Theodore Sturgeon was an outstanding SF writer,

2016-09-22T13:34:02+00:00Sunday, October 2, 2016|Categories: Ruminating, Science Fiction Romance|Tags: , , , , |

Are you missing out on the good stuff?

I was just interviewed by USA Today for their Happy Ever After blog.  The interview comes out on June 30 (yes, I'll remind you!).  The interesting thing is that they wanted to talk to me about Faring Soul, book 1 of the Interspace Origins series. Why is that interesting?  Well, for me, the writing and

Hug your dad.

It’s Father’s Day for everyone in Canada and the US. For those of you with dads within reaching distance, enjoy your day. Here’s some trivia for you. The actual spelling of the holiday was always intended to be “Fathers’ Day” -- with the apostrophe on the other side of the ‘s’, which makes it a

2015-06-21T05:26:38+00:00Sunday, June 21, 2015|Categories: Ruminating|Tags: |

Binge Reading

I’ve become fascinated by the phenomenon of binge TV watching lately. I mistakenly thought I was the only story-addict who sat up until the small hours of the morning watching episode after episode of an entire season of a particularly good TV show. Fringe is the first show I ever did that with, years and

2015-03-26T05:34:16+00:00Thursday, March 26, 2015|Categories: Ruminating|Tags: , |

Are Strong Women Too Strong?

Romantic suspense and urban fantasy romance are littered with über strong female leads, who kick ass as good, if not better, than their heroes. I’ve always personally leaned towards strong heroines. The virginal, trembling heroine that many historical romances seem to specialize in have sub-zero appeal for me. I’m not even going to touch the

2015-03-18T04:53:05+00:00Wednesday, March 18, 2015|Categories: Ruminating, The Romance Industry|Tags: , , |

Expenditure Twenty Pound Ought And Six

Sovereign ingredient for a happy marriage: Pay cash or do without. Interest charges not only eat up a household budget; awareness of debt eats up domestic felicity. Another ingredient for a happy marriage: Budget the luxuries first! And another--In a family argument, if it turns out you are right--apologize at once! From The Notebook of

2014-11-21T07:25:19+00:00Friday, November 21, 2014|Categories: Ruminating|Tags: , |

Golden Oldies

Lately, when I have wanted to seriously veg out, I’ve sat down and watched movies from the heydays of Hollywood. 1940s and 1950s classics, like Rebecca, The Philedelphia Story, To Catch A Thief and North by Northwest. And when I’m really, really in the mood for schmaltz, I’ve been dipping into tear-jerkers like An Affair

2016-11-10T11:25:26+00:00Monday, November 17, 2014|Categories: Ruminating|Tags: |

The Road Not Taken

Yield to temptation, it may not pass your way again. Robert A. Heinlein. From The Notebook of Lazarus Long I always read this quote from Heinlein not as advice to indulge in anything that you fancy, but rather, the author urging the reader to take the other road whenever the fork appears. There is a

2014-10-20T07:05:20+00:00Monday, October 20, 2014|Categories: Ruminating|Tags: , , |