Here are my three stars for the week
1 – Reading
If you like Romantic Thrillers, you’ll love books by New Times Best Selling Author, Rebecca Zanetti. I got hooked on her fast-paced stories this winter. They are perfect for stealing one’s mind away from images of spiky proteins, lists of variants of concern, and the salacious details of never-ending political scandals.
I consumed three of her series the Dark Protectors (think vampire alpha heroes, and strong women), Realm Enforcers (witch alpha heroes and strong women), and Scorpius Syndrome Series (post-apocalyptic alphas …).
Zanetti’s prose is so smooth you forget you’re reading a story. Her pace is so fast, you can’t put the damn book down. And her trifecta themes of true love conquers all, the importance of family, and everyone deserves a happy-ever-after ending warm the heart. (Warning – the stories are very, very, very steamy)
2 – Listening
Two podcasts and one audiobook shout-out.
- I love Tim Ferris’s interview with Jerry Seinfeld, A Comedy Legend’s Systems, Routines and Methods for Success, #485. It’s filled with interesting information about Seinfeld’s creative process. One of the things that I found most fascinating was that both Tim and Jerry weave TM meditation into their creative process. (I’ve been doing TM for many years.)
- For the Indie writers out there- Dina Wink’s interview with Mark Leslie Lefebvre on the Story Artist Podcast, How to Publish Wide and Multiple Income Streams is brimming with information about publishing. I don’t think I can ever get enough of listening to Mark’s humble writing advice. (BTW, he’s the Canadian guy who started the KOBO’s writing life platform.)
- My wonderful SIL recommended Anne Patchet’s audiobook, This is the Story of a Happy Marriage. She takes memoir writing to another level. I warn you, it’s long but well worth the listen. I loved it. It was like having a first-row seat in a really interesting life.)
3 – Thinking (or at least trying to)
“The practice of making art is not to make a living. It’s to make your soul grow.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut
Life’s too short to be normal. Embrace weird.
P.S. I have FREE books on my website.