My last post was intended to illustrate how the door swings both ways. I don’t hate on romance / erotica authors. I have author friends who write both, and I like and share their posts. I may never read their books, but I know that other people on my friends list might be interested. I… Read More Where you are, and where you be.
Whoa. Express an opinion, get smacked down. Apparently me not liking abusive “romance” novels and being bored of shirtless guys on covers means I’m self-righteously moralistic. Uh huh. I write crime drama, I have diverse characters, and most of my books have sex in them. Where I’m coming from is not a position of moral… Read More Don’t paint me priggish.
It’s no mistake that sexually based crimes appear in all of my books. I write family life crime drama, and sexual assault is a disturbing fact of life. The trending hashtag or statement ‘me too’ made the rounds last year. Yes, me too. But as I said in my blog post Standing up for men there… Read More The character of men
Oh, but it’s so hard to turn away. If you’ve seen that episode of The Simpsons where the nasty advertisements are destroying the town, you know what I’m talking about. If not, the way to make the nasty advertisements go away was to ignore them. “Just don’t look, just don’t look.” But we can’t help… Read More Just don’t look
I write random streams of consciousness as the mood takes me here on my blog, and this is one of them. (If you subscribe, please note you can change your settings so you just get notified once a week instead of every time there is a post.) I often write my novels that way too,… Read More People need a narrative
How’s your family? Functional? Dysfunctional? Big? Small? Is your family not actually biologically related to you? Love them? Hate them? I bet they’re fascinating. I would find them fascinating, because I write family life fiction. It’s sometimes called ‘domestic’ fiction or family saga or any number of things because it contains so many different elements.… Read More All in the family (life fiction)
I’m talking to the wrong people. I thought I was invisible, but I’m not. I’ve looked around at other posts and blogs, and I can see that barely anyone is liking or commenting. Even FB blogs with thousands upon thousands of followers get no likes on their posts. We’re talking into the wind here. Posting… Read More So many meaningless words