Reflections on Cal Ripken and 2131 * * * Twenty years ago this week Cal Ripken tied and broke Lou Gehrig’s consecutive games record. Twenty years ago. It seems difficult to fathom, actually. I was proud to have been a part of such a wonderful front office — people who cared about the game of… Read More Baseball = Love : Reflections on Ripken, Gehrig, and 2131; Baseball Girl Receives an Award; and Thoughts on Moments in Time
Thanks to my friend Tim Thomas, writer Sarah Hainesworth, and photographer Paul Gillespie at The Annapolis Capital for running this great feature story on Baseball Girl in Sunday’s Life section. I’m so happy they were willing to get the word out about my second novel. Thanks for the support! Click here to read the article… Read More Baseball Girl Receives Some Hometown Press in Annapolis
I said this earlier in the week, and I mean every bit of it: I am touched by my friends and supporters. Thank you so much for helping a little independent author like me get the word out there. It’s word of mouth, sharing on social media, pinning, and talking it up that are seriously… Read More Readers Share Baseball Girl on Social Media
I haven’t seen many films this year, and that’s a crying shame for someone who claims to be a movie buff. Life’s kept me busy, so I’m looking forward to snuggling on the couch when some of these films hit OnDemand. However, I was able to sneak in Begin Again and The Grand Budapest Hotel. … Read More The Grand Budapest Hotel: Worth The Visit
Who said neon lights and movie premieres can only take place in Hollywood? Next month, Annapolis will play host to the third annual Annapolis Film Festival (AFF) as it brings some bling to town from March 26th through the 29th. Movie lovers will get to see some edgy and intelligent films as Annapolis showcases some… Read More Hollywood Comes to Annapolis in March
Writers—Do you do some of your best thinking in the shower? Typically, my best ideas come to me at the most inopportune moments when I do not have paper and pencil handy, like when I’m commuting or observing something with a cart full of groceries or taking a walk through the neighborhood. Sometimes the creative… Read More What Writers Owe To Themselves
Markus Zusak is attractive, intelligent, in touch with human nature, deeply evocative with his use of language, and has had me thinking about the story he wrote for a good, solid week now. In fact, I know I will never forget it. I’d call that an author crush. I can’t get Liesel, Hans, Rosa, Ilsa,… Read More My Latest Author Crush
Happy Friday, everyone! Today, I’m posting the trailer for my upcoming novel Baseball Girl, which will be released next month. While it’s certainly a contemporary romance, it’s also about the love a girl has for her father, with baseball as the perfect backdrop. Enjoy, and I hope you have a lovely weekend!
Happy New Year, all! I’m getting all of my marketing materials together as I prepare my novel for publication in early 2015. So, here is the 30-second “teaser” for the novel which I’m planning on publishing when pitchers and catchers report to spring training. As always, thanks for your support.
Are you trying to find that perfect gift for that special someone you know who loves to read? I’ve assembled a great list of varying priced gifts to help make your shopping a little easier. I scoured the internet for gifts that are varied and worthwhile. Besides gifting someone with an actual book to read… Read More 10 Great Gift Ideas for Readers
I’m absolutely thrilled to have been asked to be one of the bloggers for the upcoming Annapolis Film Festival scheduled for March. Having returned to the Annapolis area after residing in Baltimore and then Ellicott City for many years, it is my pleasure to promote such a worthwhile event. Likewise, my first novel entitled “Beneath… Read More Blogging for the Annapolis Film Festival 2015
I’ve experienced World War II. After my plane went down in the Pacific, I floated on a raft for 47 days, with only rain water to sustain me along with an occasional albatross I’ve killed and eaten and then used as bait to snag fish to skin and eat. I’ve been captured by the Japanese,… Read More You Are What You Read