Great news!

That’s not me sitting on the moon. I’m more “over the moon.” My short story “On Like Donkey Kong” was accepted for the upcoming Sisters in Crime Guppies chapter anthology titled FISH OUT OF WATER. It will be, what’s called, my...

My Morley Safer story

Okay. So my story is a few degrees of separation from Morley himself. Here goes. About a dozen years ago, the Hartford Courant and Poynter  cohosted an all-genre writers’ seminar day. That was shortly after 9/11 and just before Poynter set up NewsU, to shift its...

Coding for old school novelists

This wasn’t my usual writer’s workshop. As an old school journalist and a storyteller, I’m trained to put words together with a purpose in mind for an audience to either consider or take action or feel emotions, in other words, be informed or...

Appearances

I enjoy meeting other writers and readers and horse lovers. If you hit that particular trifecta, we are paisan. If not, that’s okay. We’ll still have a grand time chatting. Everyone loves a good story. You can tell me your favorites. Also, very important:...

Where the action is

Hello, again! Quick Update! We survived The Great Website and Domain Migration. Well, except for a few casualties, such as all the images from all the blog posts on both websites.Many are in the Gallery section of the dashboard, but not all. So, I need to replace them...

News: Third Place in a Contest!

I’m psyched to report the first twenty pages of my mystery-in-progress FATAL IMAGE won third place in the Mystery/Suspense category of the 2015 New England Readers Award for Unpublished Work. My sample pages came in behind those written by Maya Corrigan and...

Ways to beat the summer heat? Part 1

Heat teamed with humidity is my Kryptonite. I hid under AC for years. Here’s how I learned to enjoy/tolerate summer without living in a bubble. I grew up without air conditioning in northern Kentucky, where Mother Nature used to  ratchet up the steam about a...

Broken Link Blues

I spent Saturday, May, 30, at the UPublishU conference associated with the 2015 Book Expo America in New York. One of the presentations included information about SEO, aka Search Engine Optimization. One of my many takeaways from the sessions is: Google penalizes...

SWOT what?

It’s a noun, not a verb. A few years ago, a young marketing exec joined one of my local writers’ groups. Jennifer Fusco was determined to write fiction for publication, so she joined Connecticut Romance Writers Association (CTRWA). A North Carolina native,...

Who you gonna call?

Do-It-Yourself is great, until you get in over your head. When I was updating “plug-ins” on The Horsey Set Net, the blog crashed. When I returned to the blog’s WordPress dashboard, a white screen of error messages confronted me. I logged off and...