Book Review: Michelle Gagnon’s Don’t Turn Around

Michelle Gagnon’s Don’t Turn Around Noa, a victim of the broken foster care system, has ingeniously broken free from “the system” through her computer hacking abilities and has set up a nice life for herself…until she wakes up in a warehouse, wearing only a hospital gown and an IV. Using her street smarts and a…

My Dogs, My Heroes, My Heart

I cannot deny it. My dogs are spoiled rotten. But there is a reason, a really good one. It’s not just that Mulder is so gorgeous that he takes my breath away. And not because my stress level drops when I get home and see his toothy grin in the window, head bobbing back and…

Death Row Inmate Stanworth

Dennis Stanworth has been called an evil man. In 1965 and 1966, he committed some atrocious crimes in California and was sentenced to death. • August 12, 1965. Approximately 5:30 pm. o Richmond, CA, outside a shopping center (Contra Costa County). o 20 year old nursing student. o Forced his way into her vehicle, threatened…

Where Do Your Ideas Come From?

This is another of those dreaded questions that authors get asked.  Do you remember the ‘80s movie, Arthur with Dudley Moore?  He was sitting in the back of his car – was it a Rolls? – and starts laughing.  He said, “Sometimes I just think funny things.”  Or at least that’s how I remember the…

The Dreaded “About Me”

About Me: Does anyone else hate that field as much as I do? What in the world should I put there? What do I want people to know? Should I put stuff about my work? I love my work, but would anyone else even want to hear about it? I’m lucky to have a job…