FACE MASKS, DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW: Another opinion (mine) about how much we can or should depend on masks during this pandemic. From the Beacon Senior News in Grand Junction. What do you think?

READERS’ CORNER: BOOKCLUB BOOKS FOR ALL. Many people reading and talking about these. Our Souls at Night, native son Kent Haruf’s final masterpiece, features a paean to older love in fictional Holt, Colorado, where a couple work up the courage to offer one another the second chance they each deserve. A tale of love late in life, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson throws a traditional, conventional Englishman into the excitement of a relationship with Jasmina, a Pakistani shopkeeper. The Nickel Boys,set against the unrest and violence of the 1960s civil rights movement, Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel shines a light on the systemic racism and physical abuse at a Florida “reform” school. Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing, Allison Winn Scotch’s portrait of complicated, ambitious, and not entirely likable, Cleo, the junior senator from New York contemplating a presidential run, in a sharp, witty look at female political power. See;, or

Colorado Sun publishes my essay about masks: Go to Colorado Sun published my essay about masks. “Write On!”, “Our reactions to coronavirus only give us the illusion of control.”

NEW PODCAST:  I discuss my journey and how having a passion in life helps me and others gain purpose and excitement on the Femininjja Project. Visit

PAPERBACK NOW AVAILABLE! A feisty single mom clashes with an ex-military corporate star at a retreat in the wild Colorado mountains. But when a raging flood threatens their survival, they learn the true meaning of partnership. Available in  paperback as well as ebook. To order, visit Amazon, or Totally Bound, ,or other online retailers. 

FEMINIST LUNCHEON PRESENTATION: Tuesday, February 11, 2020, I appeared as guest speaker on my recent book, Never Retreat, and discussed “Beating My Head Against a Wall: why I continue to write” about the joys and woes of writing. Somewhere inside any person who chases a dream, there’s a little voice saying, “Keep going; don’t give up yet.” That voice might be an angel’s or a demon’s, but it has a definite impact on life.

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