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, [...]

Sexual Harassment Allegations Hit Harvey Weinstein

By |October 6th, 2017|

Sexual Harassment Allegations Hit Harvey Weinsteinphoto via Deadline In interviews, eight women described varying behavior by Mr. Weinstein: appearing nearly or fully naked in front of them, requiring them to be present while he bathed or repeatedly asking for a massage or initiating one himself. The women, typically in their early or middle [...]

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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Russia, Social Media and Democrats

By |October 1st, 2017|

Russia, Social Media & Democrats "We know that the US got caught asleep at the wheel on this... That's the truth of it." - Keir Simmons, NBC News [Deadline White House] FINALLY, someone who's an expert on something beyond partisan fervor says what needed to be said a long time ago. Part of [...]

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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 [...]

Lock ‘Em All Up

By |September 26th, 2017|

LOCK 'EM ALL UP. photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times The disclosures came a day after news surfaced that Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and adviser, used a private email account to send or receive about 100 work-related emails during the administration’s first seven months. But Mr. Kushner was not alone. Stephen K. [...]

Men’s Rights Cry Heard in Silicon Valley

By |September 24th, 2017|

Eric Weinstein is investor Peter Thiel's business partner WHERE TO begin with the "men's rights" crowd in Silicon Valley. It could only be discussed in Trump era. A "backlash against women" is so Trumpian. From The New York Times Mr. Altizer is part of a backlash against the women in technology movement. While [...]

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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Instafreebie Mystery & Thrillers #Thristery

By |September 1st, 2017|

Instafreebie Mystery & Thrillers #Thristery IT'S ANOTHER great #giveaway. This time for lovers of mysteries and thrillers. #THRISTERY - Some of the best FREE thriller and mystery e-books around. When: 1st to 8th of September Promotions come out once a month and last for a week. Join our MAILING LIST to be the [...]

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