Argh Author: Brenda Margriet’s Turn the Next Page

Brenda Margriet’s Turn the Next Page is available now! Book Three in the Silverberry Seduction Seasoned Romance Series launched on December 1. It can be read as a standalone, though readers of previous books in the series will get glimpses of their favourite characters, too.

Aubrey is 52 and Phillip 53. High school sweethearts, their marriage was shattered by tragedy. Thirty years later, a startling confession reignites long banked embers. Continue reading

Working Wednesday, November 30, 2022

You know how when you start writing a book, you panic because you don’t know what’s going to happen in it, and you can’t remember how to write a book, and you probably suck at this, and you might just as well eat eat worms and die? Yeah, that’s where I was this week. Except fortunately I’m not in this story alone, so Bob took the book back and did some work, and then I got it back and was not happy. So I wrote this long explanation of why I wasn’t happy and braced myself for the fight to come. Except he said I was right and then laid out ideas that made the book much better, and suddenly my synapses were firing again, and I told him he was a genius, and now I have a better grasp on the book. Not a good grasp, it’s too early in the process, but much much better.

So that’s how work went for me this week. How did it go for you?

Almost Forgot . . . (Okay, I Did Forget)

In 2015, I posted this:

Thanksgiving is over, and it’s Christmas time, so here’s your Argh tradition:
[YouTube URL]
(Full disclosure: it’s Dec. 26, 2015, as I type this, but I forgot to post this in time this year. It’s not going to happen in 2016, you betcha.)

And it didn’t happen again in 2016. It happened again in 2022. Look, it’s been a rough week here, but we made it through Thanksgiving–those of us who are Americans and also not turkeys–so now it’s time for us to withstand the Christmas season, about which I am ambivalent. What am I not ambivalent about? the Drifters. Here’s your yearly intro to the season, Argh People. Happy Holiday, whatever you celebrate.

Working Wednesday, November 23, 2022

If you’re not in America, rejoice that you are not making a huge meal with a huge bird in the middle of it. If you are in America, uh, good luck, unless you’re like me and said, “Bah humbug,” and decided to stay home and make spaghetti for one. (I get cranky in the winter.) Which iw just as well since I thought all day today it was Sunday. I can see me now, meeting people at the door on Thanksgiving and saying, “What the hell? It’s Wednesday, go home.” That would be bad.

So what did you work on this week?

Happiness is Not Being in Buffalo

Apologies to those of you still getting pounded with snow in Buffalo, but ye gods, that’s awful up there. I thought it was tragic when we got three feet here, and you’re over six feet now. So glad I’m not in Buffalo. Also happy for electric blankets and really good air cleaners. It’s just that kind of week: Practical Happiness.

So how were you practically happy this week?

Argh Author: Gin Jones’s A Dozen Days of Death

Gin Jones’s A Dozen Days of Death (Helen Binney Mysteries) is out now!

With less than two weeks left until Christmas, Helen Binney’s social calendar is peaking, even as her energy is waning due to her lupus. She’s managing to balance enjoying as many holiday events as possible without triggering a flare, until she stumbles across a crime that requires her unique insights to investigate. Continue reading