READING RECOMMENDATIONS DAY 18

My review on Goodreads: Speaking of Summer by Kalisha Buckhanon My rating: 4 of 5 stars This author, who brought us Upstate one of my all-time favorite novels, keeps switching things up. Her voice changes from book to book, but what remains the same is that she brings us fiction rooted in some of the […]

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Women: Withstanding All Anthology–Meet Renee Eddy

Meet another contributor to the ‘Women: Withstanding All Anthology’, Renee Eddy, who is not a writer by trade, but who nevertheless, had something to say with her contribution, ‘Single Mother’. Here’s a brief sample: Decisions, decisions… A girl never knows what she wants to do with chicken. Okay, I’m going to barbecue it. My daughter […]

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Women: Withstanding All Anthology–Meet Angelia Vernon Menchan

This contribution to the anthology is from a writer-friend of mine, the very prolific Angelia Vernon Menchan. Her work features amazing slices of life in small but satisfying bites. Check her out here on Amazon, and then read her excerpt below … From “I Want You … And My Career‘, a short in the Women: […]

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Solo #4: Performance

An excerpt from ‘Performance’ one of my new series of shorts, my Solos. For other Solos, go here. After three dates – and on one occasion a quick meeting after work for drinks – Iris was fairly certain she would sleep with Michael Orfield.  He was a high-level investment something-or-other at T. Rowe Price, and […]

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The Sex Substitute

Something strange is happening in women’s fiction these days. I call it the ‘Sex Substitute’. Not a substitute for sex, but rather, where authors use sex as a substitute for what’s missing in the stories we are being sold. More and more writers are falling under its spell; and though I am resisting it with […]

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