BE HAPPY: A Grammatical Perspective

Earlier today I was on the treadmill at my gym reading a book (which is what nerds like me do when they actually make the time to work out!). During a fairly benign scene in chapter twenty-seven, two characters in the novel were discussing what they want out of life, and predictably, one of the … Continue reading BE HAPPY: A Grammatical Perspective

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Good Grief (and Chapter 1 again!)

My novel is coming along nicely... My novel is coming along nicely... My novel is coming along nicely... OK, if I keep saying those exact words to myself over and over, I might actually believe them! In reality, I would say my novel is between 85% and 90% complete. And by complete, I mean that … Continue reading Good Grief (and Chapter 1 again!)

The Best Book I Didn’t Read This Year

It goes without saying that I love books. I like the way they look, the way they feel in my hands, even the way they smell. (I'm still waiting for someone to develop a Barnes & Noble air freshener!) Reading books helps me escape my world, envision new places, and transform into other people. I … Continue reading The Best Book I Didn’t Read This Year

My Side of the Bed: Chapter 1

Below is a sneak peek of Chapter 1 of my novel, My Side of the Bed (unpublished). All rights reserved. Feel free to comment and let me know what you think! The Day I Left I left my family on a Tuesday afternoon in June. I did not mean to leave. It just happened. And … Continue reading My Side of the Bed: Chapter 1