When you’re that good, everyone wants a piece

Saints and Sinnas CoverIt’s true. When you’re really good at your job, people want more and more and more. That can be a curse and a blessing. It’s a blessing because you have more opportunities. It’s a curse because there’s more pressure, more responsibility, and potentially more danger to screw everything up. Continue reading “When you’re that good, everyone wants a piece”

The rise of the side character – the people you want to steal the narrative scene

I love side characters. I love them so much, I have side characters who’ve made an appearance in more than one of my books. It’ not hard, since I tend to write about families or groups of friends, each person getting their own story. For me, side characters are integral to the story. It’s like … Continue reading The rise of the side character – the people you want to steal the narrative scene

You know he cares, but when someone trustworthy confirms it, that’s special

Saints and Sinnas CoverWell, the world’s still crazy. Between the ‘rona and the demonstrations still happening all over the world in support of the #blacklivesmatter movement, it pretty much seems like 2020 is going to be a wash. Like, seriously. We need a global reboot at this point. Afterward maybe everyone will be healthy, happy, fair and just. Continue reading “You know he cares, but when someone trustworthy confirms it, that’s special”

You’ve gotta admit, these K-pop bromances are a little suspicious

Saints and Sinnas CoverIt feels weird to be working on a book pre-George Floyd. It’s not like the #blacklivesmatter movement wasn’t a thing before I started this story, but Floyd’s unintentional martyrdom has kicked the world into a different kind of angst. It’s crazy right now. The ‘rona is still out there, and race in America is like a powder keg. Continue reading “You’ve gotta admit, these K-pop bromances are a little suspicious”

Sometimes even a fabulous new lover can’t offer as much comfort as a good old girlfriend

Saints and Sinnas CoverThey say you only need a few good friends, and I agree. Actually the old saying says you only need two, and that’s just in case one dies, but that’s a bit much…lol Friends are wonderful! Especially old friends. They know you better because you have shared history and experience. The caring can be deeper, and a good friend, old or new, will protect you like no other. Continue reading “Sometimes even a fabulous new lover can’t offer as much comfort as a good old girlfriend”

There’s no place like home. But a visit from your girls can do a lot to make everything better

Saints and Sinnas CoverWhen you’re in a new place, even if you like it, hell, even if you love it — or somebody in it — you may need a break. A reminder of home, so to speak, and there’s nothing like a visit from the people who know you best, the people for whom there are no secrets. Continue reading “There’s no place like home. But a visit from your girls can do a lot to make everything better”

Jealousy makes you vulnerable. It’s easier for fictional villains to spot you, and use you

Saints and Sinnas CoverThere’s a saying, beware too many chefs in the kitchen, or something like that. It basically means when too many people try to be in charge, you have problems: friction, jealousy, work-related issues around production, performance and engagement. It’s just a bad scene, and our heroine Sinna is dealing with that with head hair stylist Min Ki. Continue reading “Jealousy makes you vulnerable. It’s easier for fictional villains to spot you, and use you”