Review of “Throwing Stones” by Avery Cockburn

20 February 2018 by , No Comments

It’s a little hard for me to pin down exactly what it is that I enjoy so much about Avery Cockburn’s Glasgow Lads series. Is it the Scottish setting, so fresh and different from LA, New York, San Francisco, and all of the other usual gay suspects? Is it that while her LGBT characters are […]

The Nomadic Writing Life: Part One

12 February 2018 by , No Comments

After four, weeks, how has the nomadic writing life turned out? Pretty awesome! When Brent and I decided to pack up everything and leave Seattle to travel the world, doing so for our writing careers wasn’t really at the top of our minds. We left because A) we were sick of the dark, the rain, […]

“Battle of the Sexes” Might Not Be Perfect, But It’s Worth Watching

1 February 2018 by , No Comments

I watched the biopic Battle of the Sexes last night, and while it wasn’t a perfect movie, it was interesting and definitely worthwhile. The story of how a tennis match between 29-year old Billie Jean King and 55-year old Bobby Riggs become the focal point of women’s liberation is fascinating in and of itself. As […]

Reflecting on the Crash of Alaska Flight 261 and Living For Today

31 January 2018 by , 1 Comment

Today is January 31, the anniversary of the crash of Alaska Airlines flight 261 that killed everyone on board eighteen years ago. I was still a flight attendant then and was flying that day. As it happened, not long after the crash, our plane flew directly over the site. Our captain even wondered what the […]

Review of Cat Sebastian’s “Ruin of a Rake”

29 January 2018 by , No Comments

I hadn’t planned on reading another period English romance novel so soon after KJ Charles‘ marvelous Wanted, A Man. But for quite a while I’d meant to check out Cat Sebastian (great name, by the by) so when one of her novels, The Ruin of a Rake, fell in my lap, I figured no time better […]

Review of KJ Charles’ Wanted, a Gentleman

20 January 2018 by , No Comments

This is the fourth or fifth KJ Charles novel I’ve read and I can honestly say she keeps getting better. When I’m reading a Charles novel, I feel like it’s the book equivalent of a finely crafted watch. Her intricate plots are tightly wound and finely constructed, leading to an inevitable and satisfying conclusion that […]

Ch-ch-changes! Moving to Miami Edition!

18 January 2018 by , 4 Comments

  I’m at day three of settling into my new temporary home in South Florida where Brent and I will be living for the next four or five months. And so far it’s gone surprisingly well (some noise issues aside). Did you know it’s 2,720 miles by air from Seattle to Miami? That makes them […]

The 12 Days Before Christmas MM Historical Fiction Blowout!

27 November 2017 by , No Comments

Get swept away to times long past. Fourteen authors share their love of history through fiction. Follow the website links after my post to read the authors’  articles about their books and then go pick up a great read for half-price or less from December 12 – 24! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ […]

When it Comes to Gay Visibility “Beauty and the Beast” is Downright Ugly

12 June 2017 by , 1 Comment

Now that Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is out on iTunes, I finally got a chance to see the live action remake of the animated classic. Before the movie came out, much fuss was made over the fact that director Bill Condon let slip that the remake would have Disney’s first out LGBT character and […]

No More Ugly Villains!

10 May 2017 by , No Comments

What’s the first thing you think when an albino character appears in a movie? I bet it’s “Ew, what a creep! He’s got to be a villain!” And you’d usually be right. From Harry Potter’s Voldemort to the killer twins in The Matrix to The DaVinci Code’s psycho killer, albinism has been used as a […]