Time Off

Ciao, amici! If you're here in the US, I hope you had a great National Birthday. 🇺🇸 🎆 Today's post is short and (bitter)sweet. Many of you know I recently became a grandma and have been in the process of selling my house to move closer to my kids and granddaughter. It's now crunchtime. With … Continue reading Time Off

Advice to my Younger Self…

Ciao, amici! I'm honored to be one of the authors Sally Cronin invited to answer the question of what advice we'd give our younger selves. I'm horrified that it took me so long to succinctly figure out how to say it. (Honestly, I'm still not certain it's succinct.) Today, you can read my answer over … Continue reading Advice to my Younger Self…

Two #BookReviews: Knuckleheads and Hues of Hope #paranormal #novel #poetry

Ciao, amici! Today I'd like to share reviews of two of the books I read recently. I don't want to take the space to include the blurbs, but you can click on the covers to read them. I'm just going to share my thoughts below. Knuckleheads by Dan Antion A Poignant Look at Days Gone … Continue reading Two #BookReviews: Knuckleheads and Hues of Hope #paranormal #novel #poetry

New #Horror #ShortStory on Vocal “An Element of Truth”

Ciao, amici! I'm trying to get back into a routine, but my move is in less than a month, and "routine" is something that simply isn't on the horizon at the moment. I did manage to write a story this week. It's part of a challenge, which gave me added incentive, but I really wanted … Continue reading New #Horror #ShortStory on Vocal “An Element of Truth”

Two #BookReviews of #Poems by @Harmony_Kent

Ciao, amici! Today, I've got two reviews for you, both by Harmony Kent. This time, it's poetry instead of fiction, but I promise you the books are fast and easy reads (though, if you're like me, you'll want to go back and savor a few more slowly the second time around). I know you'll enjoy … Continue reading Two #BookReviews of #Poems by @Harmony_Kent

D.L. Finn’s #newrelease A VOICE IN THE SILENCE

Ciao, amici! Today I'm happy to invite friend, fellow author, and Story Empire colleague D.L. Finn back to my blog. I trust most of you are familiar with her and her work. For those of you who aren't, you'll find her down-to-earth nature and whimsical imagination impossible to resist. Today, she's here to discuss her … Continue reading D.L. Finn’s #newrelease A VOICE IN THE SILENCE

#NewRelease by Teri Polen: The Insurgent

Ciao, amici! I must admit, I find myself flummoxed. In all the years I've known my guest, I've never invited her to my site. But I know you know her, and if you appreciate good writing, voracious reading (combined with thoughtful reviews), and generous blogging, I know you're a fan of hers. And I'm so … Continue reading #NewRelease by Teri Polen: The Insurgent

Harmony Kent’s New Book: Life & Soul #newrelease #poetry

Ciao, amici! I'm pleased to welcome friend, fellow author, and Story Empire colleague Harmony Kent (all the way from the UK!) back to my blog. You've seen her here many times with new releases, but they're usually fiction (although I highly recommend her nonfiction book, Jewel in the Mud if you're looking for an inspirational … Continue reading Harmony Kent’s New Book: Life & Soul #newrelease #poetry

New on VOCAL: Drakkarra Awakened #fantasy #shortstory @Vocal_Creators

Ciao, amici! It's been a long while since I had something to share on Vocal. Today, that changes. Vocal is running a contest for the best first chapter of a potential fantasy story. Their only requirements are length (between 600 and 5,000 words) and that it starts with the sentence: There weren’t always dragons in … Continue reading New on VOCAL: Drakkarra Awakened #fantasy #shortstory @Vocal_Creators

#NewRelease by Sandra Cox: Mateo’s Blood Brother #pnr

Ciao, amici! Today I'm so excited to welcome Sandra Cox to the blog. It's her first time here promoting a new release, and I couldn't be happier that she's stopped by. She's going to share a bit about the book, a bit about a character, and a bit about herself. Please help me make her … Continue reading #NewRelease by Sandra Cox: Mateo’s Blood Brother #pnr