Fifty Shades Freed, But Are We?

By |February 13th, 2018|

Fifty Shades Freed, But Are Women? photo: Doane Gregory/Universal Pictures "I had these sort of strapless thongs that had glue on them. It's not glue, but it's sticky," she reveals. "They're, like, basically if it were a nipple pastie, but underwear. But it's only sticky at the top, it's not sticky the whole way. [...]

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Olivia’s Turn: When a Novel Becomes a Journey

By |January 16th, 2018|

Olivia's Turn: When a Novel Becomes a Journey “If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell the truth about other people.” - Virginia Woolf SOMEWHERE ALONG the experience of creating Olivia's Turn everything changed. The women I've created since I turned to fiction have battled misogyny in the entertainment [...]

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New Release: Olivia Takes a Risk, A Trip to Las Vegas Turns Dangerous

By |January 10th, 2018|

New Release: Olivia Takes a Risk, A Trip to Las Vegas Turns Dangerous Because such people are master manipulators, they are often charming and well-liked, at least on a superficial level. They may feign interest and compassion for a short time, but that façade wears off quickly, and it becomes clear that they [...]

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Olivia and the Abducted Girl: Be Careful, A Mind Can Seduce

By |December 13th, 2017|

Olivia and the Abducted Girl: Be Careful, A Mind Can Seduce Coming January 10 IT SEEMED liked a good idea. Olivia Stark had something to prove. She had been the highest paid teen actress in Hollywood. That was yesterday. Now she was in her mid-twenties and there was no time to waste. So, [...]

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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, [...]