“When I was young, the Dead Sea was still alive.” -- George Burns

Hey, everyone! Just a quick note to let you know it’s my mom’s 79th birthday today, and it would be really awesome if you’d read or listen to her autobiography, LEGENDS AND LIPSTICK: MY SCANDALOUS STORIES OF HOLLYWOOD’S GOLDEN ERA (by Nancy Bacon) Five Star Review: Couldn't put this one down This is a fascinating, unvarnished look at Hollywood in the ‘50s and ‘60s through the eyes of a (very) young woman as she rises through the ranks of pinup modeling and moviemaking while dating or simply going to bed with some of the most famous and famous-adjacent men of the age. But that’s only part of it. What sets this apart from your standard Hollywood memoir is Bacon’s writing – half-Edward Bunker/R

Bird Says "Boo!"

Who's up for a little canary carnage? Don't worry -- it's only fiction! (that's what Alfred said...) My latest horror novel THE TRAGEDY MAN is out on audiobook -- listen to a short sample and click the link below to get the book FREE when you join Audible. Listen to a sample from the book here -- YouTube/TheTragedyMan #bookworm #whenanimalsattack #audiobook #freebooks

I am a writer. If I seem cold, it’s because I am surrounded by drafts.

Stephen King compares writing to crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a bathtub, because in both, “there's plenty of opportunity for self-doubt.” Not only will you doubt yourself, but other people will doubt you, too. “If you write (or paint or dance or sculpt or sing), someone will try to make you feel lousy about it,” writes King in his book “On Writing”. His first published novel was rejected so many times that King collected the accompanying notes on first a nail, then a spike, on the wall of his room. Negative reviews go with the territory. I have been writing for more years than I care to count—I sold my first article to a national magazine when I was 12 years old and have been in print (and