Waiter, There’s A Bigot In My Soup!


Don’t you just hate it when you find a bigot in your soup? Eeeeuw! Gross!

This is exactly what happens to John Q. Public one day as he sits down to enjoy a fresh bowl of soup at his favorite restaurant! He puts his hand up to complain, but unfortunately the waiter doesn’t believe him – and as his protests increase, so does the intensity of the waiter’s denials!

What will happen to John? Will he get fresh soup – fresh soup without a bigot in it? More

A Unique & Different Approach To Child Bullying: “Other Kids Are Kids Almost Just Like You”


I was so pleased to see this review of “Other Kids Are Kids Almost Just Like You” yesterday! 🙂

Other Kids Are Kids Almost Just Like You” by Christina Engela celebrates the concept of diversity and how precious every child is.

This book is about intolerance, diversity, and bullying and encourages readers to accept everyone, irrespective of their differences based on gender, race, and color. The book also emphasizes being compassionate to everyone, regardless of their color, status, and gender.

Bullying and intolerance are relevant topics in today’s times and this book is good for read-aloud sessions in classrooms to help children be more tolerant and compassionate towards others. The illustrations lend clarity to the concept and help readers connect with the author’s words.

The author’s approach to the subject is unique and different, and she makes the book appealing to children with the help of colorful illustrations. It is a good book to teach children to be kind and compassionate. 5 stars” – Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite, Oct 17, 2019


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Preserve The Past… Save The Future!


Each day shapes the days that follow… Preserve the past! Save the future!

The Time Saving Agency liked having fresh agents on the job, who had a clear mind and steady hand. After all, time travel wasn’t for the faint of heart. The pay was good enough, but as Johnathan Scrooby decided long ago – even if he didn’t get paid for it, the thrill alone was payment enough! Then again, the TSA realized they couldn’t afford to have disgruntled employees with the power of God at their fingertips, so the pay was very, very good indeed!

Scrooby was extremely tense. His job at the Time Saving Agency was a tough one – gazillions of lives depended on him not screwing up. Once, he’d screwed up in only a small way, and people wore those little yellow smiley faces on t-shirts for decades afterwards… And that was only a small screw up! More

Grief & Loss: A Writer’s Conduit To Creating Authentic Characters



Most of us have already tasted the bitter sting of death at one time or another – the loss of a loved one, or the ending of a powerful relationship, the pain of separation, the guilt of things that passed between us, the things that were said or done that should’ve been – or the regret for things said or done that we can never take back.

I am of course, no exception.

Depending on how close to us that person was, it can often take years – a lifetime even – to fight through that storm of tears into a clearing of relative calm, or even beyond that, to a woodland of peace, acceptance and moving on. But we never forget.

As a writer, it’s never as easy as some think it is to write about emotions, especially emotions being experienced by our characters – without drawing on our own experiences and of course, our own pain… of loss, sorrow, regret, guilt and longing. More

FAQ’s Answered #6: What’s So Scary About “Panic!” Anyway?


Today in a series of replies to FAQ (frequently asked questions) sent to me by fans (and sometimes not so much), I answer the question “What’s So Scary About “Panic!” Anyway?“, asked by Fran.

This is a question one of my readers asked me recently, and one that I really don’t mind answering! (Fran, I hope you don’t mind! 😉 I’m not picking on you, I promise!) Anyway, ‘what’s so scary about “Panic!“?’  By that I mean, naturally – my series “Panic! Horror In Space“!

Well, for starters, “Panic!” is a horror series set in space – and space is dark and dangerous, and well, scary! Now, hang on a moment – I know that sounds a little silly if not actually vague – but it’s true! Of course, being set in space is only a tiny part of the whole thing – but a setting can make or break a story – and I think you’d have to go a long way to beat space for its inherent scare factor!

Think about it: A billion things could go wrong out there, and each of them might kill you if they had the chance – radiation, vacuum, micro-meteorites, temperature extremes, asteroids, black holes – equipment failure – and even, as in “Panic!” – the paranormal.

The para-what?

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What Would Happen If Fascists Took Over The World?


What would happen if fascists took over the world? Not just one or two states, but all of them? How would people react to having their lives upturned? Without any alternative authorities to turn to, without any rescuers or saviors to call upon, how would they handle seeing ‘undesirables’ and ‘enemies of the state’ – their neighbors, family, friends or colleagues being dragged away to concentration camps by uniformed thugs with the full backing of the law?

How would they tell fact from fiction while those who have siezed power and their news services twist the truth to cast themselves as righteous heroes and to portray their victims as unpatriotic, dangerous, threatening, impure, monsters deserving of extermination? More

Sometimes The Best Way To Find Yourself, Is To Look Elsewhere


How does a normal, average guy get to grips with finding out the girl he’s been dating, used to be a guy…too?

I’m sure there’ve been reams written about this question – from all sorts of angles: his… hers… ‘society’s’… the religious and so-called ‘moral’ viewpoint – the indefensable ‘gay panic defense‘ – and also more typically, a plethora of ‘opinions’ about transgender people from an overwhelmingly ignorant, ill-informed cisgender peanut gallery.

Trouble is, when it comes down to it – nobody knows more about what it’s like to be a transgender person dealing with transgender issues and obstacles – or someone dating them, than the people dealing with it themselves. Unfortunately,this limits the capacity of those who know and experience these issues, to convey them effectively to others. More

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