10 Tips For Living With A Writer

I really cackled when I wrote this guest post for Writerspace. I am sad to say that every single one of these examples is drawn from life, either mine or one of my writer pals’. Including Tip #1:

“Do not get freaked by your spouse’s Google search history when it pops up things like “testicle amputation techniques” or “how to kill a child and get away with it.” It’s all just research.”

To read the rest, click here!

7 Authors To Wreck Your Diet

If there’s a constant I keep hearing in the reviews for “The Serpent and the Pearl,” it’s “This book made me so hungry!”

And I’m delighted. Because bibliophiles do things differently – it’s authors who ruin our diets, not fast food commercials. And over on Writerspace today, I’m guest blogging about a list of authors whose books can be counted on to ruin your diet, my diet, anybody’s diet. First on the list? George R.R. Martin:

“The guy known by embittered fans as `the fat bastard’ certainly knows his food. Maybe he’s preparing to slaughter a fictional bridegroom at his own wedding feast, but Martin is always happy to slow down first and tell you what’s on the table: roast herons, sweetcorn fritters, swan poached in saffron and peaches, soup with mushrooms and buttered snails, and pigeon pie with lemon cream. At least the poor bridegroom died well fed. (Want the cook book? There’s an official version featuring a forward from Martin himself: The Feast of Ice and Fire.)”

If that’s not enough to get you to click here to read the rest, how about this? Most of the authors listed come with companion cookbooks if you feel like tackling some fabulous fictional food in your own kitchen!

This is how most of us experience history: trying desperately to stay awake in class as someone drones on about the Hawley Smoot Tariff. So why do we end up reading historical fiction instead?

Over at Writerspace, I’m giving my best five guesses. Reason #2:

“The clothes! Forget trying to squeeze into the skinny jeans and stiletto heels of 2012; let’s go back to an era where you could swish around in a gorgeous gown and be considered the ideal beauty at size 16.”

Want to hear the rest?

Hop on over to Writerspace and find out!