2013 in review

Well, friends, this has been an interesting year, hasn’t it? As it was for most, this year was filled with ups and downs for me.  But, in the grand scheme of things, 2013 was a better year than I had anticipated.  I was a bit shocked by that realization, to be honest. I guess it’s … Continue reading

It’s not really Christmas until…

It’s the holiday season.  Christmas is upon us and soon we’ll be celebrating the start of a new year. However, I found it very odd that I really hadn’t been feeling “Christmas-y”.  Now, don’t go giving me any of your “Bah Humbug” crap.  I have plenty of Christmas spirit!  I’ve been enjoying the cheesy movies … Continue reading

REVIEW: How Sweet It Is by Melissa Brayden

So, I bought a Kindle Fire HD.  It was an awesome deal.  Half off.  Free shipping.  I’d been wanting one for a while.  It’s not like I needed it.  But, I’m a sucker for new toys. I snatched it up.  It was a good thing, too…they sold out pretty quickly. I was in it for … Continue reading

REVIEW: Hoosier Daddy by Ann McMan and Salem West

I’d been seeing these posts around Facebook for a story by Ann McMan and Salem West.  It was being posted chapter by chapter.  I was intrigued by this since I’ve read stuff written by each woman individually – Ann’s novels, Salem’s reviews, both of their Facebook posts.  I’d enjoyed everything I’d read from them, so … Continue reading

Lambda Literary’s Fall Challenge

Originally posted on KGMacGregor.com:
Want an autographed copy of Etched in Shadows? Want it early, as in before its release date on November 19th? All you have to do is answer Lambda Literary Foundation’s Fall Challenge. What exactly is a challenge grant? Each year in the fall, several generous donors step forward and offer…

REVIEW: The Demon Abraxas by Rachel Calish

**Thank you to Lynda Sandoval for her editing assistance.** Reading Paranormal novels isn’t really my thing.  I find this strange since I did spend a lot of time reading Buffy fan fiction and really enjoyed it.  I probably read so much during that period that I just eventually burned out.  Not that I found anything … Continue reading

REVIEW: An Evening with Sutton Foster

Anyone who knows me is aware that I’ve become rather obsessed with Sutton Foster over the last few months.  Okay, well, not obsessed with Foster, really.  Actually, I’ve become obsessed with her talent.  I’ve been listening to her music on repeat for weeks now.  I did a marathon viewing of Bunheads. (Can someone give me a reason … Continue reading

REVIEW: Gravity

I don’t see movies at the theatre very often anymore.  Honestly, it’s just too expensive.  And I really don’t see movies when they open (except the Harry Potter movies – those were a big exception for me).  There’s rarely anything I want to see so badly that I can’t wait for the DVD.  However, Gravity was one movie … Continue reading

REVIEW: Letters Never Sent by Sandra Moran

I have mentioned before that one of my favorite things about attending the annual Golden Crown Literary Society Conference is meeting and discovering new authors. The conference this year was held in Dallas, TX back in June. Political crap aside, I love Texas. I lived there for 6 years while attending TCU and earning my … Continue reading

REVIEW: The Bling Ring

Just watched “The Bling Ring” – not quite sure how I feel about it, to be honest. On the one hand, it’s a bit of frivolous fluff. But on the other hand, it’s a really depressing commentary on society. Rather typical of a movie written and directed by Sofia Coppola. It felt more like something … Continue reading

REVIEW: Love by the Numbers by Karin Kallmaker

It’s been a busy year.  Yes, 2013 has kept me hopping, that’s for sure.  Because if this, I’ve had little time to read and even less time to write reviews. Well, that’s not completely true.  I’ve had time.  Not much, but I’ve had it.  There have just been so many other things going on that … Continue reading

When I least expect it…

So, the other day I was at Costco.  My glasses were ready and, since I do so very much enjoy being able to see, I went as soon as they called me.  Of course, being who I am, I can’t just pick up the glasses and then leave.  Oh, no.  I must browse.  Even if … Continue reading

Friday’s Truths: Hard lessons

This has been a week.  No.  Really.  It has been a WEEK. I move into the weekend tired and beat down.  Yet, I’m motivated and a little renewed as well.  For as hard as this week was, some lessons came from it. Sometimes you just have to let the shit hit the fan…even if it … Continue reading

GCLS Author Guest Blog: GEORGIA BEERS

It’s been advertised and promoted pretty extensively, so by now you all should know that Georgia Beers is the Key Note Speaker at the Conference this year.   I’m super excited about this.  I’m looking forward to hearing what Georgia has to say – because I have absolutely no doubt that it will be worth hearing. … Continue reading

GCLS Author Guest Vlog: CARSEN TAITE

Carsen Taite is this year’s Special Speaker at the Dallas Conference.  This excites me!  I happen to think that Carsen is a very witty, fascinating person.  If the novels she writes are any indication, she leads an interesting life as an attorney!   I met Carsen at Women’s Week in PTown in 2009.  It probably … Continue reading

GCLS Author Guest Blog: ANDI MARQUETTE

My strongest memory of Andi Marquette was at one of the conferences in Orlando – I can’t remember which one.  Might have been 2010.  Anyway, I remember Andi at the awards dance – she was the DJ.  Andi isn’t one of those DJs who hangs out by the equipment and simply changes the music.  Oh, … Continue reading

GCLS Author Guest Blog: JESSIE CHANDLER

I’ve met Jessie Chandler a couple of time…in passing.  I say “in passing” because the woman is never still!  Constantly running around.  Continuous movement.  Always something to do.  Always somewhere to be.  I honestly remember being out of breath once as I watched her scoot around the vendor room. Another noticeable trait…Jessie always seems to be … Continue reading