Who Else Loves a Sad Song?

My brother and I were laughing about this recently, because he and I share an unusual affinity for all things melancholy. We love sad stories, sad movies, and sad love songs. To us, there is a cathartic quality to each of them. It’s oddly freeing to allow that...

5 of My Favorite Things

Move over, Oprah!  I’ve got my own list of favorite things to share with folks this holiday season.  And my things don’t cost a lot, either… 1.  Hot chocolate with whipped cream.  Not the fake watery stuff, but the real deal.  Cocoa made with *gasp*...

Music, Romance, and Books

I’m currently immersing myself in developing the hero and heroine of a new story I’m about to start writing. They are first introduced as supporting characters in a manuscript I’m just finishing, so some of their core traits are already established. Still, it’s fun to...

Goodbye To 2013

As with most years, 2013 brought highs and lows to my life.  Unfortunately, the lows have had more lasting consequences than the highs, so I’m not sorry to see this year pass.  Hopefully, 2014 will offer opportunity for positive changes. But let’s not be maudlin. ...

Sunday Song for Soul Mates

I’m in the midst of writing a new book, so naturally I’m spending a lot of time thinking about how couples progress from new love to happily-ever-after.  Lately I’ve been wondering whether an HEA requires a wedding.  In other words, is marriage necessary for a couple,...