25 Days of Christmas Giveaway

By |December 4th, 2017|

EVERYONE LOVES presents. Pretty wrapping. Glossy ribbons. The fun of guessing what will be inside that box. The whole holiday shebang. What makes it so much fun is sharing gifts with readers. From December 1-25, I'm part of a group of authors who are giving away presents in a holiday-ebooks-prizes-palooza. Enter for your chance to [...]

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Ambition, Deceit, and Diabolical Mind Games

By |November 10th, 2017|

Ambition, Deceit, and Diabolical Mind Games A voyage into stark memories and closed spaces. TO CONTROL the machinations of your own mind takes vigilance. Meditation helps. It takes practice... and sometimes you lose it. Olivia Stark has reached her mid-twenties. For a Hollywood teen star, it's a formidable point. Pressure builds for her [...]

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Olivia’s Turn: ‘Mind games start. Torment becomes the seduction.’

By |October 26th, 2017|

Olivia's Turn: Mind games start. Torment becomes the seduction. IT'S THE cover reveal of my new psychological thriller. It's available for pre-order through Amazon, with publication date January 10, 2018. How far would you go to get what you want? Olivia Stark was the highest paid teen actress in Hollywood. Now she's in [...]

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Why Niger Enters Plot of ‘Beltway Betrayers’

By |October 22nd, 2017|

Why Niger Enters Plot of Beltway Betrayers The aide said questions are being asked about whether the U.S. soldiers were intentionally delayed in the village they were visiting. He said they began pursuing some men on motorcycles, who lured them into a complex ambush. The enemy force had "technical" vehicles — light, improvised [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Top 10 Reasons I Knew I Wanted to Be A Writer

By |May 29th, 2017|

Book Blog Review... “Hold on for the ride you so have been looking for. This one was full of it, all that you could imagine. … The characters were rich, at times intense, possessive, delusional, confused, and deceptive. I guess that should encompass the characters that you are reading in a romantic psychological thriller.” - [...]

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