Tea Please!

When I lived in Chicago, I drank tea during the winter months because my condo was cold, but I wasn’t what you’d call an avid tea drinker. Fast forward to Germany, and I drink tea all year round. Coffee had always been my drink of choice. I used to drink about a pot a day. It’s a German thing to […]

Stories Based on Song Lyrics Writing Prompt- Part 2

Another week of short stories. For those who didn’t join us last week, I’ll be posting short stories submitted for the Baer Books Press writing prompt. The prompt was to write a short story, no longer than 1500 words, based on lyrics from your favorite song. There are a few expletives in the latter story. Watch the videos so you […]

A Constant Flow of Creativity

Today’s author interview is from a fellow Chicagoan—Susan Bass Marcus—a woman submerged in creativity. From early childhood to years working at a museum, she has led a life that lets her imagination soar. Give a warm welcome to Susan. Describe yourself in 150 words or less. A creator of alternative worlds, from childhood on, I’ve explored many ways of expressing […]

An Uncover and Conversation

I’ve been working with Ana Cruz to redo my book covers. In October, I redid a book cover for my dark, psychological suspense thriller, Net Switch. Mental institution. Internet chat room. Stalker. Chicago. Seattle. Murderer. “But have you ever felt as if the room’s air is seeping out and your body starts itching from impatience?” “The bitterness of loneliness always […]

Too Much Noise

I’ve done plenty of browsing blogs, news articles, Twitter, and LinkedIn discussions. There’s so much noise out there and people wanting to be heard that I wonder if we really hear anything. Instead of adding more noise today, I thought I’d share some travel pictures with you that I’ve collected through the years. Maybe you’ll see a place you’d like […]