The Hurting Time

October 11, 2017

I just read a wonderful novel called The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. I read a passage that was so insightful, so appropriate for anyone experiencing grief that I felt the need to share it with all of you. We are all reeling from another mass casualty event, 58 people dead and scores injured; […]


A Gentleman In Moscow

May 17, 2017

I’ve read many books and loved many books, but A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles may have just become my favorite. A Gentleman in Moscow is the 30-year saga of the Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov, who is placed under house arrest inside the Metropol Hotel in Moscow in 1922 when the Bolsheviks spare him […]

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Hello Loyal Readers, My latest novel, La Concha de Mar (The Seashell), is the story of Laine Devlin, a brilliant five-star restaurant owning chef who is running from her evil Russian Mob tied husband. She’s all but disappeared from the planet, escaping on a sailboat with little money and nothing but her wits to keep […]


A Little Light Reading

March 13, 2015

I’ve been reading probably more than I’ve been writing lately, and I’ve enjoyed some good books. I wanted things that weren’t too heavy so I could easily go between my kindle and my blog or my latest novel without the kindle calling me back too soon or being haunted by what I was reading. I […]


A Day at Sea

November 4, 2014

The captain explained there was a bit of a weather issue that was going to change up the itinerary a bit. Instead of Corsica we’d be heading to Monaco and would head back to Corsica in a couple of days. So our day at sea was… interesting. The captain came on the PA and before […]


Girls’ Lost Weekend

August 23, 2014

I am part of the world’s best book club. This is, of course, my humble opinion. It’s small, just 6 of us currently, and we’re pretty loosey-goosey about actually reading the books. Actually most of us do, and occasionally someone won’t for varying reasons, and usually I can tell by the book if certain members […]