Why The Golden Heart Contest Matters & How To Rescue It

Back in 2003, I was a stay-at-home mom, a former journalist with no illusions that I'd ever be able to afford going back to that career, not with four kids who would need daycare. Not possible on a newspaper reporter's salary. so I began to write fiction. At first, it...

Thursday Tea: TARDIS 11

ConnectiCon for my family means geeky teas, cosplay, and being on panels. But I also read a ton of books this months, and reviewed several of them.

Tuesday Tea: The Perfect Cup

It was during a private conversation on Slack about how much to spend on a tea infuser that it occurred to me what I believe is simple about brewing tea is not obvious to beginners. So what do you need to brew tea? First, loose tea. Yes, you can choose it by smell or...