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Stormy in New York

April 17th, 2018|1 Comment

Stormy in New York Sean Hannity operates at Fox News with few rules. He seemingly says and does whatever he wants, even when it embarrasses his own colleagues. With his high ratings come [...]

Dark Thriller: Ambition, Arousal, & Murder

April 7th, 2018|Comments Off on Dark Thriller: Ambition, Arousal, & Murder

Dark Thriller: Ambition, Arousal, and Murder Eighteen years after Miramar, the latest community of women to emerge—to find life-changing strength from standing together and speaking out—is comprised of all those who have been [...]

Beyond ‘Lady Bird,’ When Torment Turns Inward

March 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Beyond ‘Lady Bird,’ When Torment Turns Inward

Beyond 'Lady Bird,' When Torment Turns Inward “Trauma is to mental health as smoking is to cancer,” says Steven Sharfstein, past president of the American Psychiatric Association. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2017] THE IMPACT [...]

Fifty Shades Freed, But Are We?

February 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Fifty Shades Freed, But Are We?

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 [...]

Olivia’s Turn: When a Novel Becomes a Journey

January 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Olivia’s Turn: When a Novel Becomes a Journey

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 [...]

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

January 10th, 2018|Comments Off on New Release: Olivia Takes a Risk, A Trip to Las Vegas Turns Dangerous

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 [...]

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

December 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Olivia and the Abducted Girl: Be Careful, A Mind Can Seduce

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 [...]

Ambition, Deceit, and Diabolical Mind Games

November 10th, 2017|Comments Off on Ambition, Deceit, and Diabolical Mind Games

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 [...]

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

October 26th, 2017|Comments Off on Olivia’s Turn: ‘Mind games start. Torment becomes the seduction.’

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 [...]

Why Niger Enters Plot of ‘Beltway Betrayers’

October 22nd, 2017|6 Comments

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 [...]

Sexism, Hollywood, and Novels

October 13th, 2017|2 Comments

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 [...]

Hugh Hefner, and Me

September 28th, 2017|4 Comments

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 [...]

Men Take Rejection Harder Than Women

August 14th, 2017|4 Comments

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 [...]

Tell us a little bit about the characters in Beltway Betrayers

July 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Tell us a little bit about the characters in Beltway Betrayers

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, [...]

How Meryl Streep Led Me to Writing Arousing Psychological Thrillers

June 13th, 2017|11 Comments

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, [...]

Top 10 Reasons I Knew I Wanted to Be A Writer

May 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Top 10 Reasons I Knew I Wanted to Be A Writer

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, [...]

EXCERPT: Psychological Thriller, Beltway Betrayer

May 12th, 2017|2 Comments

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, [...]

‘The Arrangement’, Romance and HEA

May 4th, 2017|Comments Off on ‘The Arrangement’, Romance and HEA

'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 [...]

‘So We’re Both Dating a James Bond…’

April 20th, 2017|2 Comments

“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 [...]

‘Girls’ Became Worthy, Memorable, and Important

April 19th, 2017|6 Comments

“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 [...]

‘Sex Scent Signals’ Can’t Be Ignored

June 7th, 2016|2 Comments

In Below the Beltway, beauty, sex and danger collide. photo: Taylor Marsh, LLC WHEN WE meet someone who turns us on our body sends out "sex scent signals." It's about pheromones, but we [...]

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