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Dystopia is not a disease

Is it just me or has there been an increase in the number of books set “in a dystopian world”? I’ve been browsing the YA offerings for my older son, and the dystopian setting seems ubiquitous. To be honest, I wasn’t 100% sure I knew what dystopian meant, so I looked it up. It was

Virginia dreaming

Usually, I’m California dreaming. I love the rocky coastline of central California (see this page’s header), and the perfect weather. But, since we’re not moving back there anytime soon, and Europe is off the table, my next choice is to go back to northern Virginia. Inspired by Lee Lofland’s Weekend Roadtrip posts, I decided to

I’m a little teapot

One of the things that fuels my writing, especially during cooler weather, is copious amounts of tea. My favorite is¬†Stash Moroccan Mint Green Tea, but it’s difficult to find locally. (Hint, hint…) ūüėČ For my birthday, I received one of the best gifts ever. An Oster 360¬į Cordless Kettle with “keep warm” feature. It boils

Dear John

*SPOILER ALERT* If you haven’t read Dear John, or seen the movie, and you don’t want to know the ending, stop now and go enjoy a few Cake Wrecks instead (scroll down for the Valentine’s Day posts). I’ve already mentioned that one of the reasons I write romance is because I love a happy ending.

What is a romance anyway?

My neighbor’s husband kind of irritated me recently when he called romances “trashy novels”. Ahem. Has he ever read one? Especially a good one by a best-selling author? Even if it’s not his thing, I think he’d be forced to admit that the writing is as good as–or even better than–other popular genres. When you

Procrastination Station

Need a break from all that hard work? Check out some of these fun sites: Cake Wrecks: This site had me laughing so hard I couldn’t breathe. Funny mistakes, and some desserts that are just plain wrong. The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotes: For the grammar geek who needs a laugh. Has a blogroll of “humorous”