You say Weird; I say Speculative!


I live in the gorgeous Carolinas with an Austrian-American and too many cats for an apartment. We have 5! tuxie rescue kittehs: Angel, Charlie, Susi, Jenny, and Luna. In Cute Cat Corner, learn how each one became part of our family. Jenny seeks a home with no other pets—email me for information on this beautiful girl.

In 2018, for my 50th, we visited Ireland (the land of our people—Mom). The Dun Laoghaire (pronounced Dun Leary, not Dun Leghair) library hosts a symphony hall, a cafe, an art gallery, a history museum, and a garden. Of course, I want to live there.

Check out my Short Story page for published pieces and my Acquired Taste blog for book reviews, artist interviews, and the occasional Flash Fiction Friday originals, with Writing Life blogs coming soon!

Dig into my book reviews on Mondays. I read literary—preferably with speculative elements or magical realism, fantasy, horror, sci-fi, thrillers, mysteries, and historical fiction in general, occasionally branching out to romance, non-fiction, and poetry.  If you’re an author who likes my style, see if I’d like to review your book—digital is preferable.

In my Storyteller series on Wednesdays, you can read about an author, photographer, or other artist’s creative process, and connect with that storyteller through social media.

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Have a lovely day!

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