Friday Review: Bellwether by Connie Willis (Audiobook)

Narrated by Kate Reading Bellwether by Connie Willis My rating: 3 of 5 stars Sandra Foster is a research scientist working for the Hi-Tek corporation studying fads, specifically the bobbed hair fad among women in the 1920s. Hi-Tek is hoping she will discover how fads begin in order to use that to their marketing advantage. … Continue reading Friday Review: Bellwether by Connie Willis (Audiobook)

Wednesday Baking: Foolproof Pan Pizza

Who doesn't love a good pan pizza? That thick, chewy crust, with its crisp outside and enough substance to hold up to plenty of toppings. A good thick crust pizza is almost fried on the bottom and has a distinctive chewy texture. This recipe, from the Serious Eats blog, gives exactly that result at home. The … Continue reading Wednesday Baking: Foolproof Pan Pizza

Monday Musings: Pitch That

For many authors, whether traditional or independently published, pitching is a difficult part of what we do. Pitching isn't exclusive to publishing, of course, but for our purposes, I will limit this post to how it relates to authors. When you pitch your book, you are essentially selling it- to an agent, a publisher, a … Continue reading Monday Musings: Pitch That

Friday Review: Let’s Look at NaNoWriMo, Shall We?

It's the end of the year- well, almost. I have finished and overshot my reading goal for this year, so I have slowed down on that a bit, and am catching up on some things I've needed to, so book reviews are going to be a bit sparse from now until next year. What I … Continue reading Friday Review: Let’s Look at NaNoWriMo, Shall We?

Baking Wednesday: Gluten Free Mexican Wedding Cakes

Our middle daughter was diagnosed this year as non-Celiac gluten intolerant. She doesn't live with us anymore, but she does come by for dinner sometimes, and is often here to watch football on Sundays. And she will be here for Thanksgiving and our Christmas family get-together. I don't plan to do all gluten free baking … Continue reading Baking Wednesday: Gluten Free Mexican Wedding Cakes

Monday Musings: I Guess It’s Really Winter

We had snow last week. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. I live in New England, and it is November. Snow happens. It isn't like it was a full on Nor'easter blizzard. It was maybe six inches, and although it was wet, heavy stuff, the air temperatures stayed high enough that we didn't get any … Continue reading Monday Musings: I Guess It’s Really Winter

Friday Review: The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coehlo

The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is Brazilian author Paulo Coehlo's first novel, and the precursor in many ways to his more famous work, The Alchemist. In The Pilgrimage, Coehlo narrates the journey he undertakes to travel the road to Santiago de Compostela. He must make the pilgrimage as … Continue reading Friday Review: The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coehlo

Monday Musings: Some Updates

There is just a bit over a  month to go on the presale for Two's Company.  It will release on December 18, and is available in ebook form at a discounted price until then. You can preorder it at Amazon, Smashwords (in any ebook format, including Kindle), Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, Google Play, and Kobo. … Continue reading Monday Musings: Some Updates

Friday Review: In the Snows of Haz (The Heart of the World #1) by Maxine Janerka

In the Snows of Haz by Maxine Janerka My rating: 3 of 5 stars This murder mystery takes place in the small, outlying town of Haz Gate, a mountain village in an undetermined country. Like most small towns, it has its secrets and its own dynamic. A stranger comes to town from the capital, and … Continue reading Friday Review: In the Snows of Haz (The Heart of the World #1) by Maxine Janerka