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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EXCERPT: Psychological Thriller, Beltway Betrayer

By |May 12th, 2017|

A Psychological Thriller, Beltway Betrayers "This book has so much suspense that I found myself glued to the book and sitting on the edge of my chair." - ARC Reader AN EXCERPT COPYRIGHT, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED MM PRESS A DIVISION OF TAYLOR MARSH, LLC Trouble Alex Gantry was in the office all day [...]

‘The Arrangement’, Romance and HEA

By |May 4th, 2017|

'The Arrangement', Romance and HEA photo: Christine Evangelista and Josh Henderson; via Variety, courtesy of E! BEFORE ITS DEBUT, E!'s "The Arrangement" was marketed as a titillating fictional version of the Tom Cruise and Katy Holmes story, complete with a guru and "The Institute of the Higher Mind" model meant to mimic Scientology. [...]

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‘So We’re Both Dating a James Bond…’

By |April 20th, 2017|

“So we’re both dating a James Bond.” -- “T.J.’s more of an Ethan Hunt.” - From Beltway Betrayers, Coming May 13th “So we’re both dating a James Bond.” -- “T.J.’s more of an Ethan Hunt.” Beltway Betrayers (Book 2): A Heart-Thumping Modern Romance, A Powerfully Inventive & Edgy Novel A Genuine Action Adventure [...]

‘Girls’ Became Worthy, Memorable, and Important

By |April 19th, 2017|

“Girls,” and me: I was a 20-something New York City resident, too, and it changed my life.photo compilation: Vulture THE FINEST season was the last for "Girls." The writing was never better, and the finale felt real, memorable, and worthy of contemplation. "Girls" became an important series, because it never worried about fitting [...]