MacBook Air 2018 – The Sticking Space Bar (AKA, the bane of all writers)

Just a quick rant from a busy writer on the sticking space bar key on the MacBook Air... MacBook Air 2018 - bought  in Jan 2019. Loved it for the first two weeks (I still love it, just not the space bar key). Hated it for the next while the space bar key decided to,…

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Why reading a new book is like going on a first date…

Sometimes I review people's comments on my YA fiction trilogy, The Change Series, and agree with them. Sometimes I don't. Interestingly, when people say that they think the first book in my series started out slow, I can kind of  go, "Um, yeah?" I mean, I get it. We all lead busy lives and want…

2018 YA Fiction Book Award Nominee!!

So excited to be a nominee for the Dante Rossetti Book Awards for Young Adult Fiction! My book, Change of Chaos, is on the long-list for the award, and will now be competing against 32 other YA Fiction books who made it through the first round of judging to make the short list...as a self-published…

Star Wars secrets: What really happened…

Leia: "Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?" Wow. What a line. Guy fights his way across half a death star to rescue you and that's what he's greeted with. I'll put this line right up there with Anakin's from Return of the Sith: Anakin: "General Grievous. You're shorter than I expected." Seems like…

Movies based on books we love…

It’s always interesting to watch a movie based on a book. Sometimes the movie really captures the essence of the book, and I’ll enjoy it as an hour and a half snapshot of the more in-depth written version. And sometimes directors and producers misstep when turning a novel into a big screen delight, and I’m…