First Chapters Interview: Melissa Bowersock

(This post is part of the First Chapters interview series.) Q: What do you think about when you’re alone in your car? Melissa: “I have a totally separate ‘car brain’ that thinks about different things than I do at other times. I get in my car to go to my day job and during theContinue reading “First Chapters Interview: Melissa Bowersock”

First Chapters Interview: D.V. Berkom

(This post is part of the First Chapters interview series.) Q: What songs describe your work ethic? Berkom: “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction and Eight Days A Week” D.V. Berkom is the author of two bestselling series featuring strong female protagonists. You can read excerpts from the Kate Jones Thriller Series in First Chapters. AsContinue reading “First Chapters Interview: D.V. Berkom”

First Chapters Interview: Melissa Pearl

(This post is part of the First Chapters interview series.) Q: What do you think about when you’re alone in your car? Melissa: “I’m either singing my lungs out or I’m making up stories. Both very good uses of my time, in my humble opinion.” 🙂 We’ll have to take her word on the singingContinue reading “First Chapters Interview: Melissa Pearl”

First Chapters Interview: Laurie Boris

(This post is part of the First Chapters interview series.) Q: What was your best MacGyver moment?  Laurie: “I’d met a couple of friends for lunch. One had brought her five-year-old daughter, and she was fussing a bit, so she was promised a ride on the vending machine carousel pony in the mall. Only itContinue reading “First Chapters Interview: Laurie Boris”

First Chapters Interview: Carol E. Wyer

(This post is part of the First Chapters interview series.) Q: A penguin walks through the door wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here? Carol: “Oh my head! I should never had got involved in that tequila drinking contest with those polar bears.” The novels of Carol E. Wyer takeContinue reading “First Chapters Interview: Carol E. Wyer”

Soundtrack for “Uncertainty Principles” Featuring Werner Heisenberg

The songs in the following imaginary soundtrack were chosen by the characters in Uncertainty Principles. The choices were  in no way unanimous — except for the bonus track, “Heisenberg Sings”, which is not to be missed. Track 1. “Dare to Believe” by Boyce Avenue “Don’t keep holding out while the innocent die.”   Track 2. “CloserContinue reading “Soundtrack for “Uncertainty Principles” Featuring Werner Heisenberg”

Thinking Independently and Colorful Liquids

It occurs to me on  occasion that most of the obstacles, judgments, frustrations, disappointments, and embarrassments in my life could have been avoided if I had only drunk the kool-aid of the moment. However, then I realize that everything meaningful I have ever done was a result of not drinking the kool-aid. This thought is,Continue reading “Thinking Independently and Colorful Liquids”

Grocery Shopping on the Wednesday Before Thanksgiving

Normally I consider grocery shopping to be a chore, but I actually enjoy going on the Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving. Sure, I like the festivity in the air, but I also like to watch the clientele. Solid core cooks have already bought most of their supplies before the big day, so on that Wednesday afternoon,Continue reading “Grocery Shopping on the Wednesday Before Thanksgiving”