I get these calls all the time. You know, the calls offering a solar-energy deal for homeowners? Only I'm not a homeowner. Or the calls offering a deal on my credit card debt. (But I don't have credit cards). I'm so used to just disregarding these calls, although if I get a live person on the other end, I'll have them take me off their list. Tavish got a call like that. It was a dog pound, letting her know her dog had been picked up. Only, Tavish doesn't have a dog. When she learns the ... Read More about Do Fragments of Fear Define Your Life?
Laredo, Texas. A border town, like my native San Diego. But not so much like my native San Diego. (Actually, I'm from North County SD, but who's counting?) I first heard of Laredo from my work in the supply chain field; Laredo is a major import/export location. For one of my customers, all shipments to Mexico went through two cities, and Laredo was one of them. It's a city that has been in my vocabulary and geographical knowledge for several years, but I didn't know much more about it ... Read More about Will you enjoy reading Over the Line?
Ok, I'll admit it. I signed up to review Pulse because I wanted to write in this genre someday. (Dystopian/apocalyptic suspense, not YA). I don't see a ton of Christian fiction in this genre, so I had to check it out. I'm glad I did! I enjoyed the book, but I also spent the week thinking through what I would do if disaster strikes...and what I can be doing to be a little bit more prepared. (If you think you want to be a little more prepared, too, make sure to get the author's free download, ... Read More about Will Your Family Be Ready if Disaster Strikes?
A few weeks ago, I read a book that had great potential. The cover totally says "I'm watching you, Mike Wazowski." Without the Monsters, Inc. reference. A new writer's career is destroyed when her favorite author (and ex) steals her idea for his own bestselling novel. And...then she finds herself snowed in at the same "writer's retreat" cabin." (I want one of those.) The Cabin had the potential to be hilarious or suspenseful, and it did keep me waiting to see what would happen. This page ... Read More about My Review of Erin Unger’s The Cabin
A few years ago, I watched a series on Amazon called The Newsroom. I can't recommend it, because the language is frustratingly awful, but the story was great. In a world of fake news, I found myself reminded that many journalists chose that profession to provide the public with a valuable service, with the same conviction of a police officer or firefighter. Harbor Secrets was one of those stories, too - no bad language, set in a different time and place, but with that same conviction that the ... Read More about My Review of Harbor Secrets