Banned Books Week 2022

Banned Books Week 2022 Written by Debate rages on about book banning. I believe we can all agree that adults in the United States have the freedom to read whatever they choose to read. Our minds are fully formed at about age 21, according to neuro-science. X-rated,...
Gardenia Garden Club Hosts Author

Gardenia Garden Club Hosts Author

Rare Evening Event for Club Many thanks to Hostess Lisa Pearce and the Gardenia Garden Club of Winter Haven, Florida for inviting me to talk about my books and my writing process. The club held a rare evening meeting for this event! I was an active member of the club...

Stories of the Reader-Author Relationship

Before becoming an author, I was a reader. Of course, I still read as often as humanly possible, but before publishing my first book, I’d stand in long lines to get authors’ autographs and thank them for writing. In Hawaii, I shared a cab with screenwriter...
How Many Banned Books Have You Read?

How Many Banned Books Have You Read?

The American Library Association tracks requests to ban books. Sure, I think we can all agree that the Kama Sutra would be inappropriate for a grade-school library even though it could be considered a picture book. But what if your local public library removed all...

Mystery and Crime Fiction Giveaway

Sixty-five authors of mysteries and crime fiction are celebrating June with a giveaway. Choose any or all of the titles to download for your summer reading. While all the books are mysteries and crime fiction, you’ll find some have a humorous bent, a few have...

Name This Country If You Can 2

From these images, can you identify the country? In this ancient country, there was once a potato famine that led to a mass migration. Many of these immigrants came to settle in the United States. They take their beer seriously and they mark sheep with...