What if we couldn’t see the stars…

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR! 2015 – Year of the Goat Over the past few weeks I have opened up my home to a couple fifteen year old Chinese exchange students. My dream is to travel endlessly . . . until then, I will bring culture to us. I love to witness culture shock. Late one…

Branding… are we cattle or something???

“Step right up and let me assess your brand,” said the man in front of the velvet frosted counter. He tipped his top hat at me and then the magician at the eclectic carnival waved his magic wand. I responded, “okay.” Because, well, who doesn’t want to know what in the world our brand is….

“Fifty Shades of Grey”… My $.02 from an author’s perspective

Two movies are coming out this Valentine’s weekend. Which one will you see? Years ago when the whole “Shades of Grey” trilogy hit the scene, I was deep into writing my clean romance novel Broken Smiles. In my world, those risqué books seemed to be everywhere and the topic on every woman’s tongue, both religious…