Resolutions/Goals

First, Happy New Year from the Sisterhood of Suspense Blog.  I love new beginnings. The idea of making resolutions or setting goals is exciting to me. As a former educator (are we ever really a former educator?), I believe strongly in the possibility of self-improvement. One way to do that is by setting   You all…

Scents, Aromas, & Emotions

Yesterday I finished up my container of Jergens Lotion. It was the kind with Shea Butter, super good for dry skin and has a nice scent. It’s a large container as you can see, and I’ve used it for a long time. When I reached under the sink to see what else was there, I…

The Scent of Change #Globalwarming #Inspiration @jacqbiggar

It’s raining! I don’t know about you, but those of us in the northwestern part of Canada are celebrating. Every year it gets hotter and drier and the earth is aging seemingly before our eyes. It was always a dream for DH and I to move to Vancouver Island. We came here on our honeymoon…

Disasters, 2, 3, & 4…

Wow! What’s Mother Nature so angry about? The last post I wrote on Aug. 30 was about Hurricane Harvey hitting the Gulf Coast of Texas.  Now here we are not quite two weeks later and Hurricane Irma has torn up the Caribbean and the entire state of Florida, followed close on its heels by Jose…

My Fascination with the Devil #amwriting #Suspense #RSsos @jacqbiggar

It’s not what you’re thinking. Okay, maybe it is. I’ve fallen in love. He’s Handsome, smart, charming, and oh yeah, he’s the devil. And I’m not alone. Thousands tune in every Monday night to watch what is quickly becoming a craze on Twitter and various other social media platforms. That’s right, it’s Lucifer. So what…

I am not my childhood

by Kathryn Jane I’ve taken a side trip from my Romantic Suspense series by writing a Women’s Fiction. A novel about a woman of heart, courage and integrity. A woman who could have been irreparably damaged by the man who raised her. But wasn’t. At least not for the long haul. Oh, she made some…

Smiles are free!

  Or should be. A smile doesn’t have to be earned. Oh yes, some people make you work for them, but really? Why? When a random smile can change someone’s day, why would anyone be stingy? A few days ago, I happened to be sitting in a hospital’s physiotherapy gym, where several people were going…

Holidaze

Rushing here. Rushing there. Where’s my list? Who gets what? How can we afford it? Will everyone have a good time at the party? Will they like the punch? Will we have enough food? Are my decorations as good as my neighbors?    And on and on, the questions plague those of us caught up…

Poppies and Poetry Move Me

I cannot tell you how many times I was given the assignment to memorize, In Flanders Fields. Seems to me it was every November, throughout grade school! Sadly, when I tried to remember it just a few days ago, I could only recall a few lines, but thanks to Google, I was able to quickly pull it up…

Why write short stories?

More importantly, why write holiday short stories? I cut my teeth by writing short stories. I hadn’t tried until my RWA chapter friend and I joined forces to critique each other’s work. She asked me to read very short stories, like less than 1,000 words to sub to Women’s World magazine. Feeling a little out…