Unlock the Intelligence, Passion, Greatness of Girls

As I prepare to recieve my editor's first notes, this week, I am going through messages and comments from readers on re-reading sections of the manuscript, and re-visiting some of the reading, listening and watching (otherwise known as research) which inspired me to write As Long As She Lives. I do my best, as a … Continue reading Unlock the Intelligence, Passion, Greatness of Girls

Removing my work from Fictionpress.

I'm afraid that I have had to withdraw my work from Fictionpress, today. I'm very sad to do so, I've made some lovely connections via Fictionpress, which I hope will continue with me as just a reader, but I simply no longer feel it is a safe place for my work.  By way of explanation and … Continue reading Removing my work from Fictionpress.

Review: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack WeatherfordMy rating: 5 of 5 stars Utterly engrossing, and filled with information we should all know to combat all of the disinformation about Genghis Khan and the Mongolian Empire which still passes for common knowledge. I honestly believe that this book should be a … Continue reading Review: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

In defense of Humility or; Confidence is no Measure of Competence

"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge." Charles Darwin in The Descent of Man,1871 For as long as I can remember, I have been desperately concerned with my level of metacognitive skill. It was the reason I gave the first story I ever wrote for public consumption to my best friend to critique, I … Continue reading In defense of Humility or; Confidence is no Measure of Competence

On Using Social Media for PR

... Any time you send an unsolicited message about a product directly to someone on any of these social media, you are not being an uber cool company that is down with what the kids are doing these days – you are TELEMARKETING. Not only are you telemarketing, but you are calling during a dinner party. Imagine being at that dining table when the call comes through. Now imagine the talk about you and your product afterwards – it’s not going to be good is it?...