April fun on the road

Sorry for the late post today. All this sequester stuff has the airlines in a huge chaotic mess and every single one of my flights and connections was delayed. But….that’s okay because you just can’t dampen a good time filled with book lovers. This past weekend was the 2nd Annual Barbara Vey Reader Luncheon in…

Defeating Darkness

Although we complain about the world getting worse every time a violent act happens, it is actually a better place than it has ever been. Let me explain. Tina Glasneck If we look back throughout history, we’d see that we have climbed our way up the food chain, from being hunted by other animals to…

Swanning About Swan Maidens

Hi! Denise Golinowski here with this month’s edition of Myth Perceptions.Continuing with the Shapeshifters World Tour, I’ve crossed the channel from Scotland to Eastern Europe to explore the myth of the Swan Maidens.As with most myths we’ve explored before, there are a variety of swan maiden myths spread across various cultures from Scandanavia to Germany to Japan.…

Thank You, Twilight!

As I was preparing my blog post for this month, I saw one that I drafted last November and never posted. Do I wait another six months or do I post it now? The sun is shining brightly through the window and I can hear my kids playing in the backyard… *** What am I…

Shh…. Can you keep a secret?

Tina Glasneck Welcome to Murderer’s Market! Have you ever had a secret that you kept so close to your chest that you could barely breathe when you thought about it; a secret so near and dear that you wished and hoped that no one would ever find out? I’ve been doing a lot of soul-searching,…

IQ tests – the ultimate mind games

A few weeks ago I clicked on one of those ads for an online IQ test.  I’m not sure why, since I’m not a competitive person – even against a faceless, nameless, lifeless quiz – but something struck my fancy and away I clicked. The first couple were easy find-the-number-pattern type of questions, so easy,…

Books, Movies, Movies, Books: Wicked Good!

As children, we grew up watching Dorothy, in black and white, get picked up by a twister, hurled through space, time, and Kansas, and plunked down into the colorful world of Oz. Two weeks ago, I watched a different version of OZ – a behind the scenes glimpse of the man and his inventive madness.…