It Takes a Thief

Later that day the offending book was no longer available. I guess having the US Government as a client and a team of lawyers at your beck and call makes a difference.

Research, Write, Research, Write…

Research doesn't always go the way we plan, though. Back in the mid-90s I was writing a sci-fi novel set three hundred years in the future when sex work would be legal and respected. In order to give my character, Jazmine, an authentic voice, I travelled to Nevada to interview a sex worker in a legal brothel.

My Simple 2023 Resolutions

I'm not big on New Year's Resolutions because my goals just keep rolling along, being achieved (or not) over time. So, for 2023, I resolve to: 1. Find those droids I've been looking for. 2. Teach Lassie to get help, just in case I ever fall in a well. 3. Get a promotion so I... Continue Reading →

Stop Believing in Soul Mates

In the News this week: A boy murdered a girl because she broke up with him. Then he died from a gunshot wound. While we're pointing fingers at his father for owning the gun, or the mental health industry for not seeing whatever they didn't see, or the gun lobby for being the gun lobby,... Continue Reading →

End the Glorifying of Serial/Fame Killers

RANT & Rhetorical Question TIME: Does knowing about horrific crimes deter us from committing anything similar? Or does it just titillate and entertain us? What if there was an immediate publication ban on the names of all fame/serial killers so that they can't achieve ANY degree of fame or infamy. We don't learn from past mistakes... Continue Reading →

Humor/Humour

There are many different reasons for a character to use humour, including seeking social approval, self-defence against a bully, or even to facilitate bullying, which can lead right back to 'social approval' and 'self-defence'when the reason for bullying is examined.

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