The first season of Timeless has just finished airing on NBC. I’ve watched all 16 episodes and I’m going to talk about them. That will definitely include spoilers for the series. If you haven’t watched all of the first season episodes, consider yourself warned. Continue reading
Looking back at the year and the books I’ve read (and re-read) is a bit of a tradition for me. Last year was a good year for reading — at least for me — there was only one month (June) in which I didn’t read at least one book. Not sure what happened in June, but I more than made up for it the rest of the year. I don’t keep track of the non-fiction books I read, because those are mostly for book research and many times I’m only skimming and reading passages, not the entire book.
When I look at the list I’m not too surprised by the genres read. I’m a cozy mystery, fantasy, and science fiction junkie, but I did make a point to read a lot more books in romance last year than in previous years.
Without further ado, here are the novels I read in 2016, listed in reading order by month: Continue reading
It’s been well over a month since the RWA 2016 National Conference and I’m still processing the experience. This was my fifth national conference. Each time I attend I’m re-energized to write, but I think it’s safe to say that this conference was the best of the five for me — even surpassing my 2012 conference experience of being a Golden Heart Finalist (which was very special in a different way).
First of all, the location. You really can’t beat San Diego in July, and we had perfect weather for the entire week — low 70s — not too hot and not too cool in the evenings. Take a look at the view from our balcony at the Marriott:
It was like that every single day. Just gorgeous. I hated leaving.