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Books and More Books

Risa with her books S 2


On a whim, I recently combed through my bookshelves and gathered together all the print books, anthologies and journals I have contributed to in some way: either as writer/ editor, beta reader, Kickstarter donor or friend. Some authors kindly added my name to the acknowledgements, which came as a pleasant surprise. The book I am holding is the latest addition to these collected works: Dine, published by Hippocampus Books, just released.

Writing is a lonely occupation, carried out in silence and solitude–but here I am, surrounded by the words of others and my own and it feels good to be joined by such talented company. If I missed anyone, I apologize. Late additions may warrant another photo op, if I can persuade my resident photographer to climb up on the furniture again for a do-over.

Many thanks to the authors and publishers here. Depending on how things go in the future, I may need a bigger table.

The Case of the Reclaimed Redhead

If you were a fan of the old Perry Mason show, you might remember that the episodes usually had titles like this, with a clever (or not so clever) alliteration that let you know what was about to happen. This story doesn’t have anything to do with Perry Mason, and it’s not really a “case”Continue Reading

Three new reads: For empty nesters, college grads, or seekers of grace

I think it’s time to shine a light on some of my writer friends! It’s been quite a productive few weeks for these talented writers. So I’d like to brag a little on their behalf and share the fruits of their efforts. Each book has a broad appeal: college graduates, young adults, parents, empty nesters–Continue Reading