• Author Spotlight – Krissy Bacarro

    Author Spotlight – Krissy Bacarro

    Award-winning author Krissy Baccaro is back! She’s been here before, although it’s been a couple of years. But now she’s wrapping up her Ella Perri Mystery Series with book four coming out later this year AND a Kickstarter! On to the interview! How did you get started writing? I’ve always loved writing and have wanted…

  • What to read in May 2024

    What to read in May 2024

    A reread and a new book. I’m not sure I changed my mind on the re-read, Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng, but I may have better insight. Anxious People by Fredrik Backman – well, I’ve found a new favorite. It was a good month! Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng Book description from Kobo.com…

  • 2024 American Legacy Book Awards Finalist

    2024 American Legacy Book Awards Finalist

    It’s always a good day when you open your email to find out your book’s won an award! My Best Mistake – Tasha’s Story did it again! She’s a finalist in the American Legacy Book Awards General Fiction category. Here’s the good news from the American Book Fest, the organization that oversees the competition. LOS…

  • Author Spotlight – Graciela Kenig

    Author Spotlight – Graciela Kenig

    Award-winning author Graciela Kenig joins me for this month’s Author Spotlight. Graciela’s political thriller, The Plans They Made, features a strong female protagonist and offers action-packed adventure! Read on to find out how Graciela comes up with the trials and tribulations her characters experience in the novel. On to the interview! When did you first…

  • A podcast interview

    A podcast interview

    I sat down with Burke Allen of the Big Time Talker Podcast and chatted about my 2023 Readers’ Favorite Bronze medal, my next writing project and why I don’t write sex scenes. It was a pleasure to talk about writing and what it means to me. You can find Burke Allen’s Big Time Talker Podcast…

  • What to read in April 2024

    What to read in April 2024

    I’m sad to report another DNF (did not finish) this month. On the plus side: I know why I didn’t connect with the book. More on that in a moment. For anyone just joining us, I’m following two book clubs this year. One is hosted by my local library and the other, a neighborhood group.…

  • Author Spotlight – Melissa Green / M.M. Colt

    Author Spotlight – Melissa Green / M.M. Colt

    This month I’m welcoming back Melissa Green, writing as M.M. Colt, to the Author Spotlight. You might remember her from September 2019 where we talked about how she got into writing, as well as how we met. She is one of the first people I met at a 2018 writer’s conference and we’ve stayed in…

  • What to read in March 2024

    What to read in March 2024

    As you know, I’m following two book clubs. One is hosted by my local library and the other, a neighborhood group. The library picked The Life and Crimes of Hoodi Rosen by Isaac Blum. The neighborhood group took a break for March since most everyone was traveling, so I used the 2024 Reading Challenge hosted…

  • Pig Needs a Plant!

    Pig Needs a Plant!

    This is the first Potluck Pig for 2024. Don’t you love the new header for this year? Makes me want to collect a bunch of piggy banks and line them up. Their tails are adorable! The newest pig in the collection is from my daughter. She got this cute pig planter while hanging out with…

  • Author Spotlight – Jule Kucera

    Author Spotlight – Jule Kucera

    This month I’m happy to welcome Jule Kucera to the Author Spotlight. I met Jule in a writer’s sprint group several years ago and enjoy both her fiction and nonfiction works. Jule’s Storywheel is a tool I use regularly. Storywheel explains story structure in a way that is easy to understand and implement. I highly…