Who is Red John? (The 10 Fall TV Shows I’m Obsessing Over Right Now)

"I'm going to start killing again. Often. Until you catch me, or I catch you."      -Red John, The Mentalist Let me begin by saying that I only (ahem) watch TV as inspiration for my writing. To get ideas for … [Read more...]

Why my Writing Soundtracks were Inspired by Public Television

Writing Soundtrack

Like most writers, I listen to music while I write. And, it’s not the same music that I listen to in my car, or when I’m doing housework. Nope, my writing soundtrack was, apparently, selected by the producers of PBS. Most of these performers were … [Read more...]

I Can Relate!

Dexter

I’m what old English novels refer to as “a woman of a certain age.” I live alone in a neighborhood where most of the houses are summer weekend cottages, so I get plenty of quiet time (when I’m not at my very busy day job). This is great for … [Read more...]

High brow? Nah.

Snob

By Dame Toni I try not to be a snob. I have no reason to be one. I come from a family that had at least as many blue collar workers and tradesman as white collar professionals. I didn't go to a distinguished university. I drive a car older … [Read more...]

Hopelessly Un-Hip

Uncool

By Dame Toni What is hip? Tell me, tell me if you think you know. What is hip? If you’re really hip, the passing years will show. You’re into a hip trip, maybe hipper than hip. But, what is hip? From Tower of Power’s What is Hip, 1973 … [Read more...]