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Five products I just can't live without - Monday, November 7th 2011 6:00 AM
      Forgetting for a moment my non-PC vices, these are my faves in no particular order . . .   1.  Lincoln Park After Dark OPI nail polish. ...
The First Husband, by Laura Dave - Sunday, November 6th 2011 11:50 PM
The First Husband By Laura Dave The First Husband can technically be classified as a romance, though it’s more what I think of as romance with a twist.  By that I...
A slacker week... - Thursday, November 3rd 2011 10:23 AM
 It's been a strange week for the Babes.  Between Rhonda's surgery, Amy contracting food poisoning and Traci's 4 AM workdays, the priorities...
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald - Sunday, October 30th 2011 11:10 PM
Obviously, I'm not going to review The Great Gatsby.  I'm pretty sure that's already been done a time or two.  However, I did want to recommend picking up a copy and...
Superstitions R me... - Thursday, October 27th 2011 2:12 PM
I’d love to say I’m not superstitious but that would be a lie.  I’m half Sicilian and half Irish.  My people are full of the woo-woo stuff.  I toss...
Superstitions??? - Monday, October 24th 2011 12:45 PM
Nope.  Bring me that ladder and that black cat.  I'll break the mirror.  I won't toss salt over my shoulder because I'd just have to clean it up.  Sorry,...
The Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles - Sunday, October 23rd 2011 9:11 PM
Rules of CivilityBy Amor Towles Amor Towles debut novel just happens to be my favorite of 2011 (so far).  Yep, it’s the one I’ll be buying all the readers on my...
Writer's philosophy.... - Thursday, October 20th 2011 11:47 AM
I didn’t know I had one until I sold my first book.  I produced a finished chapter a week, read it to my writers’ guild, input their critiques and moved on.  That...
Career, or not to career, that is the question - Wednesday, October 19th 2011 10:42 AM
    To be honest, I sort of thought I would have my ‘career’ by now.  You know, a solid hundred grand a year, with bonuses, and a steady two book a year...
Making a career out of it... - Monday, October 17th 2011 11:27 AM
First, you have some decisions to make.  How many ideas do you have in you?  How fast can you write?  Do you have a career plan or at least some goals in...
What I didn't expect from writing was... - Thursday, October 13th 2011 12:42 PM
 Friends!  Writing is a solitary art. We do it alone, mostly in our brains. We all have the same frustrations and doubts.  Odd that we all write differently but...
Finally - Wednesday, October 12th 2011 11:24 AM
  I was so blessed with people who believed in me and my writing way before I accepted that it could be more than a dream.  I was unpublished, taking community...
I didn't see that coming... - Monday, October 10th 2011 1:40 PM
Let's face it, being a working writer is not the most common job.  At least not in my world.  And what was that world?  My husband was a professor at a...
The End of Everything, by Megan Abbott - Sunday, October 9th 2011 10:25 PM
The End of Everything By Megan Abbott By necessity, this review needs to be short.   I’m hoping that the less I say, the more you’ll want to read this dark,...
Contest thoughts... - Thursday, October 6th 2011 11:19 AM
Before entering a contest ask yourself if you’re good enough to be entering.  Too many entrants send work out before they should.  I know, I’ve judged those...
Contests! - Wednesday, October 5th 2011 11:15 AM
  Contests!    I have never won a contest, and a contest has never directly led me to publication. However, entering contests helped me learn how to accept...
To enter or not to enter (contests) - Monday, October 3rd 2011 12:34 PM
  I have really mixed feelings on this one.  I actually sold my first book as the result of a contest, so it's a little hard for me to bash contests.Having said that,...
new products or...not - Thursday, September 29th 2011 11:06 AM
 I chuckled at Traci's post.  The Babe's subject is new products and not apps.  But I'm the one of the group who's out of step.  Big time.  I've...
New Apps - love it :) - Wednesday, September 28th 2011 7:24 PM
    We are talking new apps - and I have a story for you, lol Q R codes are Quick Response codes, and you can go to any place on line and create one for -...
new products? New to me. - Monday, September 26th 2011 11:34 AM
This is a pretty easy one, though I'm really late to the party.  Apps, apps and more apps.  Pages for iPad.  I love this app.  It allows me to upload and...
The Art of Forgetting, by Camille Noe Pagan - Sunday, September 25th 2011 10:21 PM
The Art of Forgettingby Camille Noe Pagan What would you do if your Bff of several years, whom you adore and feel more or less indebted to, asked you to break up with a guy,...
Shop till you drop? - Thursday, September 22nd 2011 1:21 PM
Not me. I’m not a browser, or a shopper. I’m practical.  Being a Marine wife with little money, I had to be thrifty.  I still am.  I know what I want...
Shop, shop and shop some more... - Monday, September 19th 2011 1:00 PM
 I'm not a shopper but I am an eBay junkie.  I love a good deal and I'm pretty good at playing the auction game.  The problem is, I do treat it like a...
Unbearable Lightness, by Portia di Rossi - Sunday, September 18th 2011 12:09 AM
UnBearable LightnessA Story of Loss and GainBy Portia de Rossi One of the worse things anyone could ever have said to Portia de Rossi was that she looked “normal and...
Most influential in my writing career... - Thursday, September 15th 2011 10:51 AM
  That has to be, hands down, Maureen Child, aka Ann Carberry, Kathleen Kane, Regan Hastings, Sarah Hart… hum?  Have I left a pseudonym out?  Probably. ...