Fairly Certain meets When Harry Met Sally

My friend Bill and his wife were both showing horses in a Texas competition, one of their many friendly rivalries. Although Bill had one of the best performances of his career, to his surprise he failed to place even in the top ten. His wife, on the other hand, was...
The First Kiss Moment – Romance Outside Of A Book

The First Kiss Moment – Romance Outside Of A Book

The First Kiss Moment? The boy I had a mad crush on stood across from me, arms folded across his chest. “We’ve been dating for a couple of months, and I think I should be able to kiss you,” he said, his tone somber, his demeanor grave, his brow drawn. It was true. It...
The Mom Tribe

The Mom Tribe

As an author, I am often asked where I find my inspiration. Nearly everything comes from my surroundings. Anything you say or do may end up in my next story. Here’s a perfect example: I was in Bradley Airport, on my way to visit The Cherub in D.C., when a child’s...
10 Mistakes To Avoid In English

10 Mistakes To Avoid In English

Having trouble with English? Of course you are. English is one convoluted confusing language, unlike the blissfully simplistic realm of Science. As a Wordsmith, and not as a Science cruncher, let me share 10 Mistakes To Avoid In English. Flammable, Inflammable, and...
My Lucky Day

My Lucky Day

112 degrees? That couldn’t be right. This is Connecticut! But that’s what my car thermometer read as I eased my car over to the side of the curved road onto a random piece of pavement in the middle of the brush. It was my lucky day! Lucky that I had not lost control...
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

I just got slashed by a talon while trying to rescue an animal. It just goes to show, No Good Deed Goes Unpunished. OK, yes, the talon belong to a turtle…Correction…A tortoise (I just looked up the difference between a turtle and a tortoise). But he was a...

Inner Tigress by Priscilla Wainwright

I met a remarkable woman last month. Priscilla Wainwright was smart and sassy…and fighting an illness. She was on a mission to help women reclaim the inner feminine strength with which they were born, their Inner Tigress. You can learn more about The Inner...
8 Hours For Everything Else

8 Hours For Everything Else

To paraphrase Jamie K. Schmidt from her fabulous workshop on Writing Novellas, there are 24 hours in a day. That breaks down into: 8 hours of sleep 8 hours of work 8 hours for everything else 8 hours for everything else? That’s huge! That’s 56 hours a...
The Snow Has Come

The Snow Has Come

Last year (as in Last Winter, not 2015), the snow in Connecticut was voluminous. We received record-breaking amounts that fell on the previous record-breaking amounts. The snow was too deep to plow the lake for hockey, but some of the ice-fishermen were not deterred....
New England Book Festival

New England Book Festival

What a great way to ring in the New Year…I opened up my computer to send out New Year blessings to anyone who wants to receive them, and what did I find?  Notification from the New England Book Festival that Fairly Certain won Honorable Mention at the 2015 New...

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