Things that strike me as darkly funny or clever.

Hillaire Belloc: "When I'm dead, I hope it may be said, his sins were scarlet but his books were read." Fr. Hunwicke's suggestion for a memorial plaque on a park bench (he hates the idea of them): IN MEMORY OF THE REVD JOHN WILLIAM HUNWICKE MA Oxon HE WAS A SPLENETIC MISANTHROPE WHO LOATHED NATURE* … Continue reading Things that strike me as darkly funny or clever.

Busy time in Pugh-ville

I've been very busy this past weeks. I've been working on two books that are still in process, I created two Unexpected Danger ads through Amazon, and finally have professional business cards and other promotional material on the way. I also have an advertisement published in this month's The Romance Review E-zine. If you … Continue reading Busy time in Pugh-ville

I’m a Finalist! Please Vote!

I am a finalist in the Maine Romance Writers' 2018 STRUT YOUR STUFF contest! My entry, Unexpected Danger, is a finalist in the HISTORICAL category and moves on to their online READERS’ CHOICE voting. Voting will be open Monday, April 9, 2018 at Maine Romance Writers' Contest Finalists. Here's the link to go directly to … Continue reading I’m a Finalist! Please Vote!

In a deserted factory in Brno, Czech Republic….

In a section of town that the artists admit are "industrial areas of where you should not walk alone in the dark..." you get something fun and fantastic as this (found on the Montreal Swing Riot Facebook page and originally posted by Daniil Nikulin & Maria Filippova with Peter & Pavli - Lindy Hoppers.)

The Nicholas Brothers

Here is an amazing pair of dancers! Fayard and Harold Nicholas who performed as the Nicholas Brothers. They even taught dance to Michael and Janet Jackson (and I think it shows!) among others. Both Fred Astaire and Mikhail Baryshnikov praised them for their work, Astaire calling this clip "The greatest dance number ever filmed." This … Continue reading The Nicholas Brothers

Wish we could all enjoy our differences like this!

For the past few years, the Montreal Swing Riot provided classes and performances during the Montreal Jazz Festival. They also had a series of competitions including an event that "pits a battle of styles". Here is one example from 2015. How did I find out about this group? An article about the Riot's competition of … Continue reading Wish we could all enjoy our differences like this!

16th Annual Romance Through the Ages Contest!

The Hearts Through History writers group is having their 16th Annual Romance Through the Ages Contest. Awesome opportunity for feedback on your writing from peers. CASH prizes and finalists will have manuscripts read by industry professionals! #amwritingromance #amediting Entries Feb 1st – March 31st  

Virginia Romance Writers are Having their Fool for Love Contest!

This contest is open to unpublished as well as published authors. Submit the first 7500 words (max) of your unpublished manuscript in one of nine categories. (The published author category is open for any genre and for any manuscript not contracted as of April 1, 2018.) You don't have to be in or from VA … Continue reading Virginia Romance Writers are Having their Fool for Love Contest!