Happy Birthday Tom!
Tom is three-quarters of a century old today. WOW! Happy Birthday to my sweetie.
Birthdays belong to the owner and are always a time to celebrate. They are a
memorial of the past year and a celebration of the coming one. A Read More...
Baby it's cold outside. Boy is it ever! But Tom and I are all snug as two bugs
in a rug with our wood stove and our stack of fresh logs for the fire. The wood
will keep our heating costs down and our toes all warm and toasty! While I'm
recuperating from foot surgery I am under house arrest as I work on my next
book, The Unforgettable Miss Baldwin Read More...
We didn't need to return the champagne. Two sips, done and yum!
I'm going to tell you a little secret: I've never ever made a New Year's
Resolution. There! The cat's out of the bag. Why? Every positive change I've
made in Read More...
My angel is all caught up in the holiday spirit. No matter what I say, she
insists I take the time to enjoy the tree lights and sing Christmas carols. She
even wants me to paint a winter landscape. She reminds me to be kind, patient
and generous of spirit. She says, "Remember Scrooge? Of course! Who can forget
the miser who turns into a kind and giving soul?
On the first December Sunday, December 3, Tom and I took the 90 minute drive up the
Palisades, across the Bear Mountain Bridge, around the bending roads and up the
hills, to the West Point Cadet Chapel in West Point, NY.
West Point is actually the name of the town, the home of the United Read More...
As a kid, my creativity took the form of re-creating. I took clothes apart and
remade them into something different. I turned my mother's gown into a dress.
Mom was horrified. I also took apart radios and clocks and put them back
together. Dad was supportive. I sometimes needed his help. I also began drawing
when I was a kid. I drew faces and comic book characters, like Wonder Woman.
Everything around me Read More...
There are some Thanksgivings my husband Tom and I travel to Phoenix, Arizona to
visit our grandchildren in the west. This year our Marietta, GA family joined us
here in Phoenix. There are eleven of us, five are the kids. We love it, the
cousins love getting together, we have fun, lots of laughing and telling stories
and, of course, eating out, eating in, and eating on the big day.Thanksgiving is
always a special Read More...
I love to get dressed up and go out on the town. Even, now at my age (I just
turned 82 years young!) I love to go out with my husband Tom. Just last weekend
we went to a party at the ballroom dance studio where we practice our fox-trot,
waltz, salsa and so many more. Our talented instructors, Monika and Henry just
celebrated Read More...
Many blue moons ago I had the great pleasure of having High Tea at the Helmsley
Palace in New York City. Or so I thought! Much to my surprise, I was mistaken in
my assumption that it was called High Tea. In fact, the proper name is: Afternoon
Tea. Fascinated with the ritual of "tea time", I explored the history and
found that Read More...
There is something that I am paying attention to as I work on The
Unforgettable Miss Baldwin, the first book in The Baldwin Family Series set in
New York in the late 1800s. This is something that authors donít pay that much
attention to, unless they are Read More...
From Gailís House Newsie News
My new historical romance series called ďThe Baldwins of ManhattanĒ,
is set in New York City in the late 1800s. Joseph Baldwin, the patriarch is a
newspaper publisher who owns six major newspapers in the United States (think
William Randolf Hearst). Each book in the series follows the lives and loves of
the five Baldwin children Ė Adam, Allie, Mia, and twins Emma and Ava who live Read More...
From Gailís House Newsie News
Mrs. Clara Baldwin
Writing a story is like baking a cake. There are so many layers,
each one more yummy than the next.
Interior design was also like that for me. For Read More...
I love lipstick!
So what else is new?
Most women love it. But I want to share with you why I love it.
My favorite color is RED. Red lipstick is bold. It tells people Ė Donít mess
with me, I have a smart mouth Read More...
Romance Writerís of America does it right. A conference in Orlando
with all the magic moments, including a trip to Disney. Have you ever been to a
conference that had entertaining and enlightening speakers, topped off with
twinkling lights and fireworks from your hotel balcony every night? It was
spectacular. Until the invasion of the . . . ants! Not for the light hearted:
The 2017 Romance Writer's of America National Conference is here in
Disney World at the Swan/Dolphin Hotel. In my careers, I've been to lots of
conferences: interior design, architecture, tennis. All were terrific, but this
one is the most fun, romance writers have . . .
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We are passing on this AutoCrit excellent blog, with permission from
Jocelyn, for your perusal.
Ever watched a movie that was so packed full of non-stop action it left you
feeling breathless? Exhilarated, maybeÖ but disconnected from the characters Ė
unable to learn much about them amidst the constant stream of explosions, car
chases and death-defying peril?
Or have you ever read a story where the author droned on Read More...
Writing fiction fell upon me through my own devices of dreams and
things. After some research online where I found the affair of my 19th century,
barely out of her teen years debutante, I thought, I must write this story of
love, disappointment and murder.
I know, I said to myself, Iíll write a book. After all, I had written a chapter
for a history book and been wooed by a Read More...
I'm so excited you stumbled upon this little corner of the ever
changing mystery of writing. The ever eluding story, fiction or nonfiction. I
write about all things questionable and what isn't? Little kids fire questions
that we all asked at one time or another. Everything is a mystery, beginning
with, "Why is the sky blue?" When was the last time you asked that one?
Why is the sky blue Read More...
The writing bug bit me when I decided to create a copy of Albert
Bierstadtís, ďDomes of Yosemite.Ē What? You were painting and thatís when you
wanted to write? What a conundrum.
Gail . . .
Read more here
INDIGO SKY by Read More...
I aced my stress test yesterday. That means I can dance my heart
out. Thatís not what this post is about. Today's writing addresses the question
many have asked, "What do I do for my complexion?" I am not an expert, except
I've been taking care of my skin for lots, and lots, and lots of years. It took
a long time, but I think I finally figured out how to Read More...
Pain and pleasure. Entrepreneurs find out the hard way about earning
a living. If you have a job, keep it until your dream comes to fruition. For me,
I have had both success and failure, (pain and pleasure). My most successful
endeavor provided ultimate satisfaction, the founding of my school, Interior
Design Institute. I was degreed and well-studied in interior design and
architecture, and after research (before social media), I discovered there was Read More...
Itís easy to write about boy meets girl or girl meets boy. Insert a villain,
some scenery, conflict, the use of senses, a bit of backstory and foreshadowing,
and youíre done, right? Wrong. Itís much more interesting when you throw in big
(or even small, intimate) events. Whether they are a fact of life (like a birth
or death), a crazy family reunion or a tragic occurrence, your writing will be Read More...
Suspended . . . Coney Island painting project. The beach, Washington Baths,
swimming, blackball, cool sand under the boardwalk, with friends, watching
Tuesday night fireworks, Nathanís hotdogs, French fries and steamed corn.
I didnít get to choose . . .
the rest on Ingis
For your perusal, this blog post give you a look at the popular audiobook, the
latest craze in publishing, and how the audiobook is somewhat parallel to the
radio. The radio dramatized stories. Isnít that what the audiobook is doing for
rest on Ingis