The Awakening

Her health concerns are something I have known about from the beginning of our relationship. We’ve endured a few hospital visits, even some blood transfusions, and some iron infusions with the attendant allergic reactions. Okay, let me back up for those not in the...
Guest Post: Cathy Mansell Where I Grew Up

Guest Post: Cathy Mansell Where I Grew Up

Where I Grew Up I grew up in the friendly neighbourhood of Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 approximately 2km south of the city until I was eleven years old. Then we moved to a house in Donnybrook a short distance away. In the late forties and fifties  with little traffic about,...

The Holiday Spirit

This year I have already written about the Holiday season: the fun it is to track Santa, but also how scary it is we are giving the big guy (and many other people) about us. It seems we are in a giving mood year round, whether we know it or not. I also wrote about how...
So You Want to be a Writer?

So You Want to be a Writer?

No you don’t. Honestly. But here is the thing about being a writer: you really don’t have any choice. I said recently in a blog post that you can’t become a writer, because it is something you already are. Either you are a writer, or you aren’t. If you are, you will...
Do You Know This Author?

Do You Know This Author?

Amazon’s Heavy handed review Policy and What it Means Amazon has gotten heavy handed with book reviews in a process that hurts a lot of Indie authors, and damages the very fabric of the initial book marketing push debut authors use. It is said that the average indie...

Guilty: One Writer’s Journey

You don’t become a writer. You can become a published author, a success, or find another way to get paid for your writing. Those things are all possible, and reasonable goals. But you cannot become something you either are or are not. I wrote my first book at age six,...
Book Release: Marred by Sue Coletta

Book Release: Marred by Sue Coletta

Sleeping Good Lately? You Won’t After Reading Marred by Sue Coletta Excerpt: Monday, July 17, 2006 1:30 p.m. I used to believe people were inherently good, if only at their core. I saw the brokenness of the homeless. I respected the overachiever in the football star...