Snow On Friday/(Tuesday*64) = Southern Virginia in January

Thirty degree variation in one week?I know! Crazy, right?I’m drafting my Monday morning blog post on Friday evening with nearly 3″ of snow outside and temperatures in the 20’s. But as a lifelong Virginian – I ain’t scared. Oh no! Because if you’re a Virginia native like me, you know that no weather pattern is…

Fear of Rejection

The biggest fear is the fear of rejection. I’m not sure what causes it, where and when it starts to fester in our conscious, but a world filled with fear makes living our lives almost impossible, and a fear of being seen as a fraud in the literary world can be paralyzing. On Wednesday, I…

January & the Globes

January.The first month of the year. A time of resolution. A time of revelations.But not for me. I’m not promising myself I’ll get to the gym more often or making a list of all the tasks I’ll finally get to, like cleaning the closets or organizing my photos.Oh no. January, for me, is all about the Golden…

Celebration Time

Elvy Howard’s New Year’s Resolution I know, the holidays are over and everyone’s sick of them, but I’m doing a different sort of blog this time. At some point (recently) I realized I needed to celebrate more. To be specific, celebrate me more.  You see, I’ve always been the kind of person who didn’t notice,…

Werewolves and Shapeshifters

The concept of shapeshifters exists in every culture around the world. They take many forms and obey a diverse set of rules depending upon the specific culture. Since my forthcoming book, “Collector’s Item,” involves shapeshifters, specifically werejaguars, I thought I’d share a little of my discoveries and ruminations upon the dual-natured in a series of posts. This…

Meet My Pet Robot

Did you see 60 Minutes last night? They did a segment on robots and it sounds as if there is a robot revolution in the making. I hear you groaning from here, but I bet a lot of you already interact with AI (Artificially Intelligent) assistants. Raise your hand if you have Siri on your…

Unrequited Love

Do you remember the first time you saw the person that made your blood pump through your heart? You felt every gushing movement, and you anxiously waited to catch a glimpse of them, a waft of their scent or even be in their near. If you were like me, I’m sure you doodled their name…

Le, La, Les… (Miserables, that is)

Books, Movies, Movies, Books I still have a nervous tic. “Le, la, les…” (twitch), “ conjugate the verb…” (blink, twitch), “Si s’une tableau peinte un mille mots…” (twitch, blink, tic). But I overcame my fears. We purchased tickets through Fandango. We staved off the militant woman who swore at us for saving a seat for…

You, Too, Could Live Like an Erotica Writer

By Alexa Day Just recently, I sold my first book, ILLICIT IMPULSE, to Ellora’s Cave. My friends took me out to celebrate last weekend, and over drinks and dinner (in that order), I came to realize that they apparently think I lead some sort of glamorous life. Not like a celebrity – my friends have…