In honor of World Music Day, I’m posting my all time favorite song: Old Time Rock and Roll. Originally released in 1978, the song was featured in the 1983 movie Risky Business starring Tom Cruise who gave an iconic coffee table dance clad in a white dress shirt. Vivid memories are rolling in of my joker sister Suzy busting out a broom stick as her … Continue reading Music Monday: Old Time Rock and Roll, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
The early days of a new relationship is usually filled with joy, butterflies and adventures. With all that fun, it’s easy to get carried away with someone who makes you the center of their world quickly. Let’s not throw all caution out the window though -the first date or two is the best time to lay out boundaries with your potential future significant other. You … Continue reading 3 Early Warning Signs of a Narcissistic Lover
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a song for Music Monday – I’ve decided to only post these on the last Monday of the month going forward. Life gets busy and I’m also curating content on topics of importance to readers of Memphis; music, domestic violence and alcoholism, among others. The songs posted previously are ones mentioned in my novel and so is this … Continue reading Music Monday: Stand by Your Man, Tammy Wynette
This is another song featured within my novel Memphis. No spoilers here -I’ll just say it’s in the book and leave it at that. This came out in 1977 the year my novel takes place in and years before my birth. My father is a guitarist so my childhood home always had classic rock roaring through the house. Enjoy. Lyrics One of these nights, one … Continue reading Music Monday: One of the Nights, The Eagles
This week’s Music Monday is all about “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac. Memphis idolizes Stevie Nicks and challenges her abusive husband early on in the story to sing this very song. I’m a huge fan of this legendary band and especially Stevie Nicks herself. This song is one of their mainstream hit songs and one of my personal favorites. Lyrics Now here you go againYou say … Continue reading Music Monday: Dreams, Fleetwood Mac
This is a first Chevy Stevens read for me and it won’t be my last. I found her writing original and loved the different points of view and switches from past to present entailed in the story. WARNING: Spoilers throughout! If you haven’t read it, here’s the 411 from http://www.goodreads.com Eleven years ago, Lindsey Nash escaped into the night with her young daughter and left … Continue reading Book Review: Never let you go by Chevy Stevens
It’s been some time since I wrote my first blog post here back in November 2019. I’ve been busy; between my full time job, moonlighting as a writer (second draft is complete) and parenting my two princesses, it’s been hard to find time for anything else. Until recently. On March 11th, Covid-19 was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. That was on … Continue reading 3 Ways Covid-19 is Great for our Creativity
Hi there, I’m so happy to write my first blog post for my brand new author website! I think this is the best opportunity to lay the groundwork for what types (genres) of posts you can expect from me on here. This platform serves mostly to educate and promote my third child -my novel “Memphis”, HOWEVER it will be a secondary writing outlet for me … Continue reading Nice to Meet you! My First Post.