Month: August 2014

David Baldacci’s Absolute Power

Absolute Power, was my first novel by David Baldacci and it sure did not disappoint. If anything, it made me realize that I’ve been missing out on mystery thrillers. This particular novel takes place in Washington DC where you have the working class and the power-hungry pitting against each other. Not only was the plot full of shockers and twists from the very beginning, I personally like the name dropping of different places around town. It was quite funny that I was on UVA campus when the author notified the reader that the main character went to UVA Law school and hung out on “The Corner,” but I am straying away from why this was such a good book. There is conflict around every corner, and romance well there is hope for romance. It contains the best of epic tales, “good versus evil,” where good triumphs. Yes David Baldacci’s Absolute Power makes for a delightful read. It says something when a person who is not much of a reader (not myself of course) can finish it rather quickly. In fact they could hardly put it down. I must say that if you enjoy well written words on a page and well spun tales, then you too will have a difficult time closing Absolute Power by David Baldacci.

Nursing Student

Meet Jenna, the bright -eyed, bushy pony-tailed, twenty year old about to embark on the journey of a lifetime, Nursing School. The hard work she will endure, the challenges she will face, the patients she will care for and the friendships she will make will surly shape who she is for the rest of her life. And with a little guiding help from the nurse who started it all Florence Nightingale, maybe just maybe Jenna can make it through Nursing School.

Novel in the works working titles: The Nightingale student or Diaries of a Nursing Student


Wine a Bit 2

“Wine is the most civilized thing in the world”- Ernest Hemingway


Dobar ŽIVOT = Good Life

A little poem of sorts to add to the memories of being in Serbia last fall. I can’t wait to go back.

S is for Slatko “sweets” and Šlivovica

E is for everybody Eating, eating, eating

R is for Rich lands for growing

B is for Bačka and Banat Regions

I is for International Influences

A is for Serbia’s Abundant history



The Great Gatsby

Well Hello there Old Sport. What did you think of The Great Gatsby? I will tell you what I found it to be. I found it to be a delightfully fine movie. Now forgive me I am one of those who was not required to read the book in school. I suppose we were busy reading The Crucible or Hamlet. Now the Roaring Twenties is one of my favorite Eras and I was shocked that the movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio did not stick to it’s time period authenticity. I won’t give away any nitty gritty details, but let’s just say that our two worlds collided. The movie involves three important characters Nick, Gatsby and Daisy and the movie mostly revolves around the parties Gatsby throws and the reputation he gets as he is trying to win back his young love, Daisy. As the flappers and jelly beans dance the jitter bug and the liquor is flowing the rap music seems out of place at first. Then suddenly without realizing it, you are digging it and be-bopping and partying right along with them. The music choice was a creative way to bring this Era back to life today, where people in our generation can relate to the debaucherous parties given by The Great Mr. Gatsby.


Wine a Bit: 1

Surely it is perfectly healthy to Wine A Bit, everything in life in moderation, I always say. Go ahead try it and you will feel better.

“Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages” – Louis Pasteur


(Not quite, there is such thing as too much of a good thing. Louis Pasteur did research on micro fermentation on beer, wine and milk and he is known for proving that airborne microbes are the cause of disease, as well as creating the rabies vaccine and the anthrax vaccine).


“Louis Pasteur.” Louis Pasteur. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Aug. 2014. <>.


Breaking News soon to come

I’ve been hard at work trying to crack this mysterious ENVY, you won’t believe what information I have in store. Be patient with me and you will be just as shocked as I was!


Saturday, AUGUST 9TH

Hello ALL, for those of you who have not been following me on Facebook and Twitter these last few weeks, I want to make known that the Hanover Writers Club is having a BOOK Festival. It is at the Liberty Christian Center from 10-2 in Mechanicsville Virginia. There will be a number of authors there from all over Virginia with their books hoping to meet you!

I will be there with my book Feel Free to Fly, and my newest accomplishment, Sharie’s New Friend. I am very excited to have another book to call my own after all these years. I also would like to make the promise of many more to come. I’ve said it-Write here-Right Now 😉 Also joining me will be Aaron Angus, the genius illustrator of this children’s book who made Sharie, and Amber turtle come to life on the pages of the book. Come visit us and we will happily sign your copy.

Hanover Book Festival August 9th