Video I Love: Heart transplant recipient running marathons

Here’s this week’s video I love…

“Donald Arthur had been given 6 months to live when he received a heart transplant. Now, with a new passion and purpose, he’s trying to complete a marathon in all 50 states.” – Source:

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Now I call that a great second chance.

Have a great week!

Blog Announcement: Friday Blog Topics

Hi all,

No regular Friday “For the Love of” post today. Instead I’m announcing a change to my blog.

Starting next week I’m mixing things up with my Friday posts. I’m still going to continue with my “For the Love of” series (where I post about anything I’m loving including TV, movies, books, websites, articles, news, etc.), but I’m also going to mix in other topics about my writing and m/m romances in general. Topics might include how I got the idea for a story, why or how I created a particular character, pictures that inspired a character or scene, songs that remind me of a story or character, and other topics specific to my work and my writing life, as well as general posts about the m/m romance genre.

I’d also like to hear from you readers…what would you like to see on an author blog? What would you like me to post about?

The number of people reading the blog has increased over the last few weeks. I know there are more people reading than reflected in the comments or followers list. Which is fine with me. I love lurkers too. I lurk on most of the blogs I follow. I want to make this blog something I can enjoy posting to each week, but also something you find interesting and valuable.

Feel free to either comment on this post or fill out this short anonymous survey. I’d love to hear what you’d like to see on the blog


Quote I Love: Without Passion

Here’s this week’s quote I love…

“Passion…it lies in all of us. Sleeping, waiting, and though unwanted, unbidden, it will stir…open its jaws, and howl. It speaks to us, guides us…passion rules us all; and we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love, the clarity of hatred, and the ecstasy of grief. It hurts – sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion, maybe we’d know some kind of peace. But we would be hollow, empty rooms, shuttered and dank. Without passion, we’d be truly dead.”

From Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Have a good one,

Video I Love: ‘Bad Romance’ unplugged

Once a week I post a video I’m loving. Here’s this week’s…

The University of Oregon’s male a cappella group performing their own version of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.” I thought this was a cute one. Enjoy!

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I wonder how long they had to practice. Hmmm…


Shelter: A Lovely Gay Movie

Once a week I post about something I’m loving (tv, movies, books, art, photos, romances, authors, or anything else). So here is this week’s For the Love of…

Last week I finally had a chance to watch Shelter. I had heard enough about the film that I had no doubts it was something I’d like. And like it I did. Actually, I loved it. It’s on my favorites list for sure. A romantic story with a lovely ending. A “must see” for anyone who enjoys m/m romances.

Here’s a description and the trailer if you haven’t had a chance to check it out:

“Forced to give up his dreams of art school, Zach spends his days working a dead end job and helping his needy sister care for her son. In his free time he surfs, draws and hangs out with his best friend, Gabe, who lives on the wealthy side of town. When Gabe’s older brother, Shaun, returns home, he is drawn to Zach’s selflessness and talent. Zach falls in love with Shaun while struggling to reconcile his own desires with the needs of his family.” (source: Amazon)

Anyone else seen it? If you haven’t, I highly recommend this movie.