When Writing, Like Painting, Is A Naked Art

A few years ago, I did a large canvas painting using sketches of models from an art class I attended. At first, I didn’t know where I should go with it. I’m an okay, but not a particularly gifted painter, … Continued

Downcast Eyes: A World of Meaning

The heroine’s downcast eyes in Welcome Reluctant Stranger (Book 3, Between Two Worlds), tell you she’s deep in thought. Leilani’s gaze darted between Greg and Elise; then, with downcast eyes and a tremulous voice, she said, “There was so much … Continued

Tantalizing … Alluring … Sugar and Spice and All Those Lies Review

Sugar and Spice and All Those Lies Review: 5 / 5–San Francisco Book Review Sugar and Spice and All Those Lies weaves an intricate narrative of sex, love, and murder with the food and the restaurant industry as the backdrop. The … Continued

Cooking As High Art, Eating As Sensuous Experience And Food in Fiction

In the film Babette’s Feast, a highly-gifted chef schooled in cooking as high art escapes war-torn Paris. She finds herself living in gentle servitude to two good and pious  but dour, nearly  joyless, sisters. With no inkling who Babette is, … Continued

Sweet Words for Welcome Reluctant Stranger

Come times when you need to toot your own horn. Why not? Sometimes no one else can do it better. Like when you’re getting all these sweet words for Welcome Reluctant Stranger on Amazon reviews and you feel you must … Continued

Goodbooks Today Review: Hello, Agnieszka

Goodbooks Today Review: Hello, Agnieszka Journey has woven a beautiful narrative filled with complex relationships and interactions between women – aunts, mothers, and daughters.” – GoodbooksToday.com Reviews Evy Journey has woven an intricate, heart-wrenching coming-of-age story about family and love … Continued

Hello, Agnieszka A Five-Star Readers’ Favorite

Hello, Agnieszka A Five-Star Readers’ Favorite The Views from Three Readers: After her son tried to commit suicide, Agnieszka was left with no choice but to reveal a well-kept secret to her kids in order to help them understand their … Continued