Extracurricular: An earth-shattering incident

If you thought it was your last moment on earth, would you tell the one person you’d never admit to loving how you felt? I put my protagonists in an old elevator during an earthquake. They are quite literally tossed into each other’s arms. Their initial instincts to protect each other. The next desire isContinue reading “Extracurricular: An earth-shattering incident”

Extracurricular: Why it’s timely.

My next 3-book women’s fiction series, Extracurricular, is being launched just as one of its plot points has caught national headlines: the college admissions scandal. In my plot, we see it happen in real time when a private high school is caught up in the same exact scheme. But, like everything in life that neverContinue reading “Extracurricular: Why it’s timely.”

Woman gets her jollies on a San Francisco Cable Car. One hundred lovers and a $50K settlement later…

l love this article, from the archives of the San Francisco Chronicle. Brings to mind one of my favorite Judy Garland classics,  "The Trolley Song," from the musical, "Meet Me in St. Louis:" Love this lyric: "I went to lose a jolly". I'll just bet you did, — Josie "Cable Car Nymph" Excerpted from "San Francisco'sContinue reading “Woman gets her jollies on a San Francisco Cable Car. One hundred lovers and a $50K settlement later…”

Fabulous! The movie trailer for Woody Allen’s latest, “Blue Jasmine”, starring Cate Blanchett

  I'm a total Woody Allen fan, and even had a Woody sighting myself, when he was filming his latest flick, "Blue Jasmine," here in San Francisco. I think the trailer looks great. I love seeing all the San Francisco/Marin County shots, including a scene on the Muni F Line (the 1947 Philadelphia trolley car);Continue reading “Fabulous! The movie trailer for Woody Allen’s latest, “Blue Jasmine”, starring Cate Blanchett”

Today is a play day (sort of). Which means a trek through Golden Gate Park.

In many ways, San Francisco is a wonderland. One locale in the city that is always on parade is Golden Gate Park, which runs three miles east to west, and half a mile north to south. Its 1,017 acres make it 20 percent larger than New York's Central Park.  Our park ends at the Ocean,Continue reading “Today is a play day (sort of). Which means a trek through Golden Gate Park.”

Novelist Eileen Goudge introduced me to Capitola’s historic, colorful beach villas.

Had I known how beautiful this little seaside town was, I would have come here sooner. Believe it or not, it is renowned as the oldest beach resort on the West Coast. Its name mimicks that of a heroine in a novel dating back to the 1867: The Hidden Hand, by E.D.E.N. Southworth. If youContinue reading “Novelist Eileen Goudge introduced me to Capitola’s historic, colorful beach villas.”

It’s not a party unless you show up…

TOTLANDIABook 3: The Onesies/Spring In Bookstores Now! Coliloquy Books 978-1-937804-16-9 / eBook Buy it on Amazon.com Buy it on BN.com   To celebrate the launch of Totlandia: The Onesies, Book 3 (Spring), join me for a fantabulous Twitter party, and a chance to win a free copy of Book 3! Now is the time to askContinue reading “It’s not a party unless you show up…”

To celebrate Totlandia/Book 2’s launch, Book 1 is FREE! Two days only, on Amazon!

If you've read Book 1 of my new series, Totlandia, you know there's a lot of snarky fun and silly shenanigans, and heart-felt drama in this posh moms-and-tots group. In honor of the launch of Totlandia / Book 2 (Winter) , Book 1 (Fall)  is FREE, for two days ony on, Amazon!  Book 2 picks upContinue reading “To celebrate Totlandia/Book 2’s launch, Book 1 is FREE! Two days only, on Amazon!”

Squeeeee! TOTLANDIA is up on Amazon!

TOTLANDIABook 1: The Onesies  Coliloquy Books / 978-0-9740214-0-9 / eBook Buy it NOW, on Amazon.com Buy it NOW, on BN.com Buy the Book App NOW, on BN.com Friendship. Lies. Seduction. Betrayal. Welcome to Totlandia. The salacious secrets of Desperate Housewives meet the aspirational lifestyles of Sex and the City in San Francisco’s most elite mommies group In this sometimes bittersweet (andContinue reading “Squeeeee! TOTLANDIA is up on Amazon!”

Mad Men at the DeYoung Museum, San Francisco

Yesterday Martin Brown and I caught the tail end of the Arthur Tress photography exhibit at the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum. It is entitled "San Francisco 1964." Loved the Mad Men-esque blast from the past I never knew.(Yes, I was alive then; but no, I wasn't in San Francisco.) Tress's genius was notContinue reading “Mad Men at the DeYoung Museum, San Francisco”

TGIF!

Today was one of those cinematically picture perfect San Francisco Spring days. Everyone was in sundresses, shorts and camisoles, and flipflops. The sky was California blue. (Sorry, Carolina folk! We claim it, too!) Our walk took us from Pac Heights, through Fort Mason Park and down beside Gashouse Cove and the Maritime Museum, cutting awayContinue reading “TGIF!”

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