Don’t diagnose me on Google

It’s so easy to type in a phrase for a personality disorder (PD), such as narcissistic personality disorder [one of the more popular ones] and hit ‘enter.’ Then sit back and read whatever pops up at the top of the search engine. After 5 minutes of scanning online, look around for likely candidates for the […]

Good vs. Evil: Illuminating the Good

Two people found fatally shot… The unfriendliest states in America, ranked… Man live-streams vicious beating of girlfriend… I went online today and immediately got hit with these three headlines. If you’re as tired as I am of the ongoing, 24/7, bad news, then you, like me, desperately need to see the good in people. Guess […]

Love and Fear

An interviewer asked, “why do you put romance in your thrillers?” to which I said instantly, what’s a good thriller without a touch of romance? Let’s face it, life can be difficult and even scary at times. What keeps us grounded is relationships: family, friends, and yes, a little romance. The other night, I had […]

Dating, Pandemic Style

Writing my new novella, Unlikely Beginning, was super fun and definitely inspired by – let’s face it – the unlikely event of a global pandemic! No one saw it coming, except for Bill Gates, who warned us five years ago. In March, the only thing on my mind was publishing my first novel. In July, […]

The Idea That Won’t Let Go

I once read an interview with prolific, bestselling author Daniel Pink. He said people often ask him how he decides what to write next. His answer, in a nutshell: when an idea for a book comes to me, I try to forget it. If I can’t forget it, I know that’s the thing I must […]

The Power of “What If…”

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao-Tzu My journey to write and publish Unlikely Return started in January 2018 with a long run-on “what if” question. I truly cannot believe it’s been two and a half years! A baby only takes nine months, for goodness sakes. Moment of vulnerability: […]