Interview with Amy Metz

interviewpixI’m chatting with Amy Metz about my writing process and latest release, A Different Kind of Reunion.

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Review from Escape with Dollycas Into a Good Book


I received an insightful and thought provoking review of A Different Kind of Reunion on the Escape with Dollycas Into a Good Book blog.

Molte grazie, Lori!

In Praise of Quotes

In my late teens, I started a quote collection. I would underline sentences (and sometimes entire paragraphs) in books and jot down inspiring thoughts from other print media. I would then copy these words of wisdom into a journal. When I joined Pinterest, I set aside a page—Words I Love— where I recopied these words of wisdom. To date, I have accumulated over 400 quotes.

Maintaining a personal collection of quotes has helped me immensely. Here are some of the benefits I have discovered:

• Quotes have the power to transform moods. While books and movies can accomplish the same goal, quotes do it faster. I don’t have to invest hours of my time to experience the same effects. Whenever I need a quick jolt of inspiration, I click on my Pinterest page or visit one of many twitter hashtags devoted to quotes, among them #Quoteoftheday, #Inspirationalquotes, and #quotes.

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On Winning a Lottery

We don’t hear too many happily-ever-after stories about lottery winners. Often, they are portrayed as impulsive people who manage to squander all their money within years (sometimes months) of winning the jackpot.

And then there are the horror stories about long-lost friends and relatives who appear out of nowhere, asking for handouts. It is not too surprising when lottery winners decide to take physical and emotional distance from their previous lives.

Gilda Greco, the protagonist of A Season for Killing Blondes, Too Many Women in the Room, and A Different Kind of Reunion, took a more measured approach after winning $19 million in Lotto 649.

Continue reading on Mallory Heart’s Cozies blog.

A Love Affair with Yoga

A yoga enthusiast, protagonist Gilda Greco loves to share her experiences and extol the many benefits of the practice.

Here’s her story:

During the first forty-nine years of my life, I was content to be the non-athlete in my circle. Well, one of the non-athletes. Several ladies did play golf and one adventurous soul went white water rafting for a week each summer. For the most part, we were content to participate in book clubs, see movies and theater, and attend gallery openings and other cultural events.

All that changed after I won $19 million in Lotto 649 and embarked on a series of travel adventures.

Continue reading on A Holland Reads blog.