Inner-Directed Heroines: Paying Homage to Austen and Gaskell

I sometimes feel like an anachronism because I prefer inner-directed characters. Characters I’m more likely to find in the classics. I also tend to be more moved by the prose and stories of classic writers. With some exceptions, for sure. … Continued

White Tea In The Gourmet Ghetto

My latest novel, Sugar and Spice and All Those Lies takes place in a diverse area of big and little treasures to entice your stomach and your heart. Today, I’m sampling white tea. I take my husband to his dance … Continued

Dear Romantically Diffident: Resurrect Romance. You’ll be happier.

Some years ago, to learn how to use Windows Movie Maker, I borrowed movie clips and music that I cobbled together for some sort of makeshift music video. Stripped of other scenes and selected for their relevance to the music … Continued

How Do I Love Paris? Let Me Count The Ways

I love Paris. Don’t you? My fascination with it compelled me to set two short stories in Brief Encounters with Solitary Souls in Paris. In my last post I refer to one of them. That story is not entirely fiction. … Continued

Art-Making: Express Yourself with Pictures, Not Just Words

We’re lucky, we humans. We have words to express what we think, what we feel, and what we dream. But words are just one way for us to “say” who we are. Many of us also find art-making or music-making … Continued

Book Reviews: Do You Live or Die By Them?

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Don’t you just love, get exasperated, get thrilled, even occasionally feel depressed at book reviews of your beloved creation? You pause, wallow in the feeling, and then, you tell yourself it’s as much about the readers as it is about … Continued

Hello Agnieszka Giveaway Winners

The Hello Agnieszka giveaway is finished. Thank you to all who entered. And thank you also to everyone who’s shown interest in any of my books by buying them, downloading them free during promotions or reading excerpts of them. Authors … Continued

Brief Encounters with Solitary Souls — Review: “4/4”

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OnlineBookClub.org says Brief Encounters with Solitary Souls : is ” … attention grabbing and expertly written.” 4/4 Here is what they have to say: Brief Encounters with Solitary Souls by Evy Journey is a collection of short stories. As the … Continued

Dear Kristen: Letters, A Disappearing Art

My niece—the only one I have—sent me a letter. Yes, a letter, with words in black ink that she packed tight on a card. Rarely will you receive letters like this, anymore. Or, at least, rarely have I. Emails are … Continued

Hello, My Love onlinebookclub.org Review: 4 out of 4 

Greg is an engaged millionaire playboy who has never been in love. Elise is a younger, naïve law student. He is intrigued by her. She is reluctant to accept the feelings she has for him. Throw in a devious fiancée, … Continued