Monthly Archives: January, 2013

I know you’re all wondering how my Sims are doing…

In the process of writing Failure to Thrive, I spent three months in front of my computer.  Three.  Months.  For several hours each day, I would glue my substantial ass to one office chair or another and write.  On most days, I wrote over two thousand words and then deleted a third to a half […]

Book Review: The Spirit of the Afterbirth and the After Birth of the Holy Spirit

The Spirit of the Afterbirth and the After Birth of the Holy Spirit By: Debra G Patterson Genre: Religious (Christian) inspiration/poetry/memoir Rating: What on Earth did I just read? If The Spirit of the Afterbirth and the After Birth of the Holy Spirit were at your party, it would be that excited, charismatic woman that […]

My name is Heather McNamara and I am a Women’s Lit Author.

Maybe even a Chick Lit author.  Oh my god.  I had to admit it to myself.  This was harder than admitting I’m gay. This isn’t the way I thought I would turn out.  My whole life, I knew I would be the next author to address life’s Big Questions with low fantasy as a medium […]

Sneak Peek: Failure to Thrive

Well, here it is.  I’ve polished the first part of the book.  I’m not done yet; I’ve got mountains of pages to cover, but I’m on the home stretch.  Therefore, as promised, your first synopsis and sneak peek.  It’s an epistolary and its genre, if it has one, is Women’s lit.  Without further ado… Failure […]

This is going in my book: quotes from Maggie Gallagher

Maggie Gallagher’s syndicated column was “retired” today, wink, nudge.  For those of you not in the know, Maggie is the founder of the National Organization for Marriage, the driving force behind almost every anti-marriage equality movement out there.  She is not, however, the most vulgar opponent of marriage equality.  Resisting the temptation to make arguments […]

This is going in my book: quote from my eldest

I don’t know how, and I don’t know when or which book or what it’ll be about, but when somebody says something poignant or ridiculous sometimes I know it just has to go in a book someday.  Today, our contributor is my eldest son.  We were driving on a toll road over a lake known […]

Author Interview: Bridgett Kay Specht

Bridgett was kind enough to tear herself away from some really fascinating bad weather and meet me last night on a google hangout so I could ask her some questions about her book and what it was like to write it.  We were on camera, but I’m omitting screenshots in favor of her profile picture […]

Book review: Mephisto Waltz

Mephisto Waltz By: Bridgett Kay Specht Genre:  YA, romance, lgbt Rating: Very entertaining   Mephisto Waltz, named for the waltzes by composer Franz Liszt is about seduction and madness, according to Miranda Rothschild’s piano teacher.  The story begins with the suicide of Miranda’s twin brother, Mark.  The surviving Rothschilds, unable to live any longer in […]