Ever wonder about the Templeton-Vane boys?

on July 24, 2017

Well, reader Jenny did and she asked about them on Goodreads. Specifically, she wanted to know how they got their names. Here’s the link to read all about it. I explained the STAR TREK easter egg in one name but forgot to mention another homage: Merryweather is actually named for one of SLEEPING BEAUTY’s fairies!…

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A sybaritic weekend

on March 15, 2016

So this past weekend, husband was out of town. He travels a decent bit for work, and it often happens that I am on deadline or otherwise heaped with writing and all its attendant responsibilities. And then there are weekends like this one. For various and sundry reasons, I was in need of a rest….

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Let them eat cake!

on February 18, 2016

That title phrase has long been associated with Marie Antoinette although the truth is that she never said any such thing. (A remark of a long-dead French princess was revived and put into her mouth to indicate her lack of compassion for starving French peasants. As accurate reporting goes, it was crap. As propaganda, it…

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A little frivolity…

on October 6, 2015

I’m a big fan of frivolity. Life is either far too short or far too long to do without humor, glamour, joy, and silliness. And somewhere in the intersection of those things is lipstick. I am a firm believer in the power of lipstick–particularly red. Red lipstick has the power to dazzle, to conjure an…

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