When a Novel Tries Too Hard…

I'm reading a novel that was recommended by a publisher as one to read for style for current submissions. Okay, I get that the setting might call for a bit more media exposure than a normal plot, but, to me, it's trying way too hard to be current. Facebook, Twitter, iPads, Youtube - even political … Continue reading When a Novel Tries Too Hard…

California Screaming (#poem)

Tom Petty sings about it, where life is messy A world without dads and cold spaghetti The California dream has its limitations In a land of make believe and illusions They looked at me with awe and envy I couldn’t complain, every day was Thanksgiving Seen through their eyes beyond their reach Me living a … Continue reading California Screaming (#poem)