Sexism, Hollywood, and Novels

By |October 13th, 2017|

Sexism, Hollywood and Novels The cascade of revelations about Harvey Weinstein’s allegedly terrible and lewd behavior has unearthed plenty of victims—scores of them, in fact. But the story may have revealed other, different kinds of casualties, as well: similar, unnamed men in powerful positions who prey upon the less powerful, and their allies, [...]

October Meet & Greet Giveaway

By |October 2nd, 2017|

OCTOBER MEET & GREET GIVEAWAY IT'S A fall giveaway that runs all of October. Here are the details... Enter the October Meet & Greet Giveaway Fall is finally here, so it’s time to enter our October Meet & Greet Giveaway–the fifth month in our Ultimate Reader summer series, where our subscribers get to [...]

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Hugh Hefner, and Me

By |September 28th, 2017|

So Long, Hugh Hefner photo: August 9, 2000 "Life is too short to be living somebody else's dreams." - Hugh Hefner FLASHBACK... and that time I shared the "Living" section of the LA Times with Hugh Hefner and President Bill Clinton. No need to regale you with what Mr. Hefner did. Less is [...]

A Feminist Memoir, & #1 Fiction in Letters & Correspondence *Updated*

By |September 7th, 2017|

A Feminist Memoir, & #1 Fiction in Letters & Correspondence #Free THIS doesn't happen every day for an author. Olivia Stark's Diary, aka Diary of a Hollywood Hottie...and Other Starlet Indignities, which is fiction, is #1 on Amazon in #free Letters & Correspondence. My memoir is on sale today for $1.99 via my [...]

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Olivia Stark’s Diary, A Novelette Prequel

By |September 7th, 2017|

Olivia Stark's Diary, A Novelette Prequel OLIVIA STARK was introduced in Below the Beltway, Book 1 of The Beltway Series. She will be the main character in Olivia's Turn, Book 3, coming out in late fall. Diary of a Hollywood Hottie...and Other Starlet Indignities is Olivia's diary. Below is an excerpt. It's free [...]

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Men Take Rejection Harder Than Women

By |August 14th, 2017|

Men Take Rejection Harder Than Women IF A WOMAN dumps a man she’s dating who loves her, you can bet his reaction and the fallout will be swift. He didn't heed the warnings of an impending separation. A woman doesn't leave without warning or foreshadowing of the event. She has to make arrangements, [...]

Olivia Stark Breaks Out — Read Her Diary Novelette

By |July 30th, 2017|

Free Novelette “BREAKING NEWS” screamed across the crawler on all cable channels. The trending hashtag on Twitter was #SaveOlivia OLIVIA STARK is the highest paid starlet in Hollywood. She has just come through a harrowing event that could have been pulled straight from "Law & Order SVU." #FREE #Instafreebie Introduced in [...]

Tell us a little bit about the characters in Beltway Betrayers

By |July 21st, 2017|

Tell us a little bit about the characters in Beltway Betrayers. ONE OF the book blogs, The Avid Reader, asked me to tell their readers a bit about the characters in Beltway Betrayers, The Beltway Series, Book 2, which is .99 cents for a limited time. Here's the scoop on the characters. Alex [...]

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How Meryl Streep Led Me to Writing Arousing Psychological Thrillers

By |June 13th, 2017|

THE QUESTION from SolaFide Publishing focused on how I came up with the idea for Beltway Betrayers. I’ve been a writer, and journalist for many years, starting my journey into fiction in 2015. In fact, the switch to fiction was sparked by a screenwriting competition funded by Meryl Streep. In 2015, Streep announced “a screenwriters [...]

Plain Talk Book Marketing: Why L.A. and Washington, D.C.?

By |June 7th, 2017|

Plain Talk Book Marketing Interview: Why L.A. and Washington, D.C.? THIS WAS my first foray into the book blog world. Every question, interview, and conversation made me think in new ways about the story that's unfolding in Beltway Betrayers. Plain Talk Book Marketing blog asked me about the setting of Beltway Betrayers, asking, [...]