New Release by Vera Day: When Did We Lose Sylvia?

Ciao, amici! It's been a while, and I'm sorry for my absence. If you subscribe to my newsletter, you understand. (And if you don't, why not? Just kidding. But if you'd like to, you can subscribe here.) I have been busy, but I couldn't let this opportunity pass by. My friend Vera Day (you may … Continue reading New Release by Vera Day: When Did We Lose Sylvia?

Restless Mayhem by Sue Coletta

Ciao, amici! I've got another guest here today to share her new release. But this isn't just any guest. This is everyone's favorite murder expert. At least, she's mine. Weird title to hold, perhaps, but there's no denying her knowledge of the subject. (KNOWLEDGE, I said. Not EXPERIENCE. That's a totally different thing.) Despite the … Continue reading Restless Mayhem by Sue Coletta

D.L. Finn’s #NewRelease IN THE TREE’S SHADOW

Ciao, amici. Do you have anyone in your life who, when you think about him or her, one concept immediately comes to mind? Today's guest is one of those people for me. She is kind, compassionate, fun-loving, talented... all the things that draw you to a person. But the first thing I think of when … Continue reading D.L. Finn’s #NewRelease IN THE TREE’S SHADOW

Introducing a New Review Site: The Well Read Fish

Ciao, amici! Today's post is short, but don't let the size fool you. It's very important, and I'm incredibly excited about it. I've been asked to be a contributor to a new book review site. The Well Read Fish is the brainchild of Christian author Vera Day. (Vera is the new pen name of horror … Continue reading Introducing a New Review Site: The Well Read Fish

Another Year, Another Wish Unfulfilled

Ciao, amici! Yesterday was my birthday. Those of you who know me well know what my annual birthday wish is---annual because it never comes true. I wish my birthday buddy, Robert Downey Jr., will call me to wish me a happy birthday, suggest we celebrate together next year on April 4, at which time we … Continue reading Another Year, Another Wish Unfulfilled

Book Review of Rebecca Zanetti’s YOU CAN DIE

Ciao, amici! I've got a book review to share today, the third in an ongoing series that I absolutely love. Luther meets Justified combined with Profiler in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti's exciting Laurel Snow Romantic Thriller series, set in the Pacific Northwest, featuring FBI Special Agent and rising star profiler Laurel Snow. For readers who love their thrillers … Continue reading Book Review of Rebecca Zanetti’s YOU CAN DIE

WIP Wednesday: WHITE

Ciao, amici! It's been awhile since I wrote a WIP Wednesday post. Too long, in fact. Time to get back to it. The way I do it is to choose a random word, then find a passage (not too long) that fits. It can be the actual word, a synonym, or a theme. The word … Continue reading WIP Wednesday: WHITE

REDEMPTION by Gwen M. Plano (@gmplano) #newrelease #fiction #thriller #family

Ciao, amici! Did anyone ever come into your life in an "ordinary" way (neighbor, classmate, co-worker) and end up having such a profound impact on you, you'd swear it was divine intervention? It hasn't happened often for me, but there are a few people like that in my life. Today's guest is one of them. … Continue reading REDEMPTION by Gwen M. Plano (@gmplano) #newrelease #fiction #thriller #family

Michelangelo’s Birthday… Celebrate with a Series

Ciao, amici! Every year, I post about Michelangelo's birthday on social media, but I seldom think to post on my blog. I'm going to rectify that today. In real life, the Medici were patrons of Michelangelo. With their backing, he was able to create timeless classics that we still enjoy today. In my fictional world, … Continue reading Michelangelo’s Birthday… Celebrate with a Series

New #TimeTravel #ShortStory on VOCAL

Ciao, amici! I made a promise to myself to write at least one Vocal story a month. This wasn't my favorite prompt. I've already written a time travel story. (You can read it---"Vicious Circle"---in Quantum Wanderlust, a free anthology.) But I'm always (usually) up for a challenge. Here is the prompt: Write a fiction story … Continue reading New #TimeTravel #ShortStory on VOCAL