A Nook of My Own

My wife and I recently moved. For us, this is not unusual. We’ve moved a lot in our twenty year relationship. Like fifteen times. Friends and family make jokes about our propensity to pull up the tent stakes. As I mentioned in an earlier post, many of our moves have been job related, but not all. 

Moving is stressful, that’s for sure, but setting up a new house can be fun once the actual moving part is over. Which drawer should we use for silverware? Which cupboard for wine glasses? Where should we store our collection of Scarpa hiking shoes (yes, we have issues)? 

The fact that we moved is not big news. What is though, is that, for the first time in my life, I have my very own home office. A place that’s all mine, with just my stuff. My collection of books, old photo albums, art work, knick knacks, reference materials, notebooks, and pens, lots of pens. No longer are these items hidden away in boxes or stuffed on the top shelf of a closet. They’re with me, on my very own bookcase. 

My office is not big, but it’s all mine and it even has a window! Now, I have absolutely no excuse not to write. Which is a good thing, especially since I’m expecting the edits for my next release, On the Fence, any day now.

A View from Three Very Different Inaugurations

I attended Obama’s inauguration.
I opted to skip Trump’s inauguration
I’d planned to attend Biden’s inauguration.

The three inaugurations could not have been more different, and my personal experience with each of them was dramatically different as well (my wife and I have lived in Washington, DC for a good chunk of the last 20 years).

OBAMA: The message delivered by the newly minted President Obama was one of hope, unity and promise. It was frigid in DC on the day of his inauguration, but that did not quell the joy emanating from the massive crowd spilled across the National Mall. Hotels in the city were booked solid and the inaugural balls were boisterous (We attended three of them).

Of course, this also meant that flights in and out of DC surrounding the inauguration were booked solid too and I played a unique role in this department.Continue reading “A View from Three Very Different Inaugurations”

A chat with Bella authors Stacy Lynn Miller, Louise McBain, and Cade Haddock Strong

Lesfic authors Stacy Lynn Miller, Louise McBain, and Cade Haddock Strong introduce their new novels and share some fun facts about themselves.

For many of us, the cold dark months of winter are fast approaching. We’ve got three fantastic new books for you to curl up with. 

The three of us teamed up to chat about our new books and share some odd tidbits about ourselves! Like 2020, our conversation is a bit scattered. We start with something we currently can’t do (travel) and end with something we’re doing a lot more of (cooking). Read more: