Last year I attended a conference full of amazingly talented women. It was there that I met Reba Birmingham, author of Floodlight and Words on a Plate. Her gentle aura and genuine respect for our craft drew me to her, and by the end of our time in PA I considered her my friend. This… Continue reading A little magic to light up your day
Today marks the first day of PRIDE MONTH 2020. It is weird to have no plans to go downtown, no plans to wrap myself in a flag with my children and grandchildren, no plans to kiss my wife in front of the protestors who always gather along the parade route. Instead, I will will stay… Continue reading Pride Month 2020
what an honor to be reviewed on another blog site.
– by Tammy Bird
One word. Sandman. On the book cover. The text almost translucent, as if trying to hide in plain sight with its colour melding into the sandy beach with an ominous-looking sky looming above the troubled waters.
What is Sandman?
When I first heard about Tammy Bird‘s debut novel, “Sandman,” I was immediately curious. First, the cryptic title, which set my mind whirling trying to ascertain its meaning or symbolism. The aesthetically unsettling cover closed the deal for me. SOLD.
Then, the fact that the revealed plot from the blurb was twofold – a search-and-rescue effort post-hurricane and what was lurking in the sand dunes. I thought that was a fascinating approach to writing in the crime thriller genre in lesfic. Needless to say, I utterly enjoyed the story as a whole. I was glad to discover that there were more than met the…
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June is pride month. This year I decided to post a PRIDE picture to Instagram each day of the month. I thought it would be a fun way to get people to think about our community. What I didn't count on was how much I would learn about our history. I knew this year marked… Continue reading PRIDE 2019: What I didn’t know
I love it when I find another local author. This week it is my pleasure to interview Evan Williams, a fellow North Carolinian writing from the Asheville area. Hi Evan. I read that you entered your first writing competition in sixth grade and won second place. Would you please introduce yourself to my readers and… Continue reading Ripples author,Evan Williams