A few years ago, I had told a male friend of mine that I admired Angela Merkel’s handling of the EU crisis in Germany. His response was simply, “She’s ugly. She needs to wear makeup.” During the 2012 presidential campaign, I had told a business school colleague that I respected Paul Ryan for his scholarly studies on Ayn Rand’s works, even though I did not identify with the Republican party. Her response was, “He’s a lying, cheating, rich white-trash bastard.”…..
Here’s something I was brainstorming on for my 4th novel, Monarchs. Wealth and status are the biggest themes in this new novel, and this is something I was thinking about: The sad truth is that money really can buy you everything – even love. When you have lots of money, the person who loves you will stay with you as long as you can support them with your money. However, when it runs out, you will no longer be able…..
About a month ago, I read this lovely book called Shine, by a great writer named Joann H. Buchanan. I’d like to take a brief moment to ask that everyone go to her link below, and download her book. Trust me, it will change the way you look at the world around you. Enjoy! Author Bio: Joann H. Buchanan is a mother of five children, and has a wonderful husband who supports her passion for the written word. She…..
Just watched the movie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, for the first time in my life. The scene where Paul Varjak (George Peppard) was signing his book at a public library really baffled me because if a published author was to personally sign his/her book in a library now, the employees would be honored instead of angry!
Finishing a novel is like breaking up with someone. Though everything ended, the experience will always be with you, and you wish it lots of happiness, fortune, and success. Tonight, I will finish the last chapter of the first draft of War of Rain. Though there is still much ahead of me in terms of revising and publishing, it has been the greatest adventure of my life thus far. Sweet sadness, here I come…
The movie The Giver is truly a work of art. It’s a celebration of life, both the good and the bad. The movie was a bit different from the book, but I believe everyone should watch it just to remind ourselves that there is nothing wrong with being human.
The world is not kind to single women. I was sitting alone in a restaurant a few days ago looking at a much older woman in front of me, also eating alone. All around us are other young women, none of them alone, but all with boyfriends and girlfriends. I begin to wonder if fifty, sixty years from now, I will end up alone and old, eating in a restaurant by myself, without my husband or children around me, like…..
If you’ve noticed me moping around a bit lately, I will confess that it is because of my third novel, War of Rain. I am happy to say that I have finally completed the first draft of PART 2, and will spend the next week or so proofreading it, since it is so long (almost half of my first novel, Chasers). Writing PART 2 has been a real emotional and spiritual journey for me, opening my eyes up to the…..
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I was sitting, working on War of Rain in my room a moment ago when a pigeon landed on my window. It wasn’t being busy looking for food, or a mate, or anything. It was just hanging out, sunbathing a little bit on my window. I looked at it, and it looked at me. We just regarded each other for a few minutes, sharing a moment. It’s like this pigeon was telling me, “Hey, don’t stress out, human. Just chill…..