Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
In terms of birthdays, this 34th is the most banal of the bane. (Does that even make sense?)
My friends and family are all on another island or other places/states altogether. My brother's in town from Alaska, which makes it even more bittersweet that he’s on neighboring Orcas Island and can't make it over for dinner with the change in ferry schedule. (We lost our 10 p.m. sailing back to Orcas.) At least we got to spend a brother - sister weekend together.
My favorite restaurant closed for the season and the two runners up are closed on Tuesdays. Last night I bought myself a packaged cookie – vegan chocolate chip from the Sun Flour Baking Company so I’d at least get to eat a goodie today. First year without something homemade. (If you haven’t guessed already, this year’s birthday theme is The Pity Party.)
Last night I made a mental note that only one thing could brighten this lame ass birthday: Getting a story published.
And the fates delivered.
Grunt Work takes place on Orcas Island. I even drew on my experience weeding, watering, planting and pruning (speaking of banality) last summer for cash.
A journalist in exile, Alice Hartman doesn’t like to play nice. But she doesn’t have much of a choice when she takes on an odd job landscaping under the supervision of the rough but alluring overseer Owen. Can Alice prove she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty?
Only 99 cents on Ravenous Romance.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Michelle is humiliated after her boyfriend shares their sex tape with his friends. Now single and living alone, Michelle throws herself into her work as marketing director at Great North Communications. But forgetting the whole humiliating ordeal comes with a hitch when her ex’s friend, Nate, joins their sales team.
Michelle and the girls in marketing must pose for Nate as he shoots their back to school ad. Nate’s already intimately aware of how wicked Michelle can be on camera. When their attraction blurs the lines of friendship, Michelle shows Nate she doesn’t need to be behind camera to be naughty.