I was deep in the closet, so have very little to go on for posting to this page. I've been asked if my stories were based on true life. Just a two word answer to that - "I Wish!"
In all honesty most of the stuff I wrote was strictly from my imagination. When I needed information I got it from people who were much better versed in what was actually happening than I was. But writing stories? I did a LOT of that - and thought that how titles were picked might be of interest.
But truthfully? I have no real idea. I published a lot with MagsInc - and he often disliked my titles - even changed them a few times. Some were easy - Dinner with Jasmine - about dinner with a dominant sister. Easy. $90,000? Another easy one. Maid Machiavelli - another easy one. But one of the best sellers I ever had was "Career Paths May Be Slippery When Wet." Now? I don't have a clue where that title came from, nor why it was so popular - but as I don't write any more? It's no big deal.
BUT, BUT, BUT? I still read and want to pass on a title of a book I just finished.
I've been a voracious reader for many years - mostly fiction. I have favorite authors - then favorite books, with my all time favorite being "Out of Africa" by Karen Von Blixen. Last week, I read a book "Half Broke Horses" by Jeanette Walls.
For some reason, I like books about women who work their asses off. I'm not talking domination here. In all the thousands of books I've read, I can only remember one book that had passages that REALLY turned me on. I found the book in a ship's library. I don't know the title - but it was by Emile Zola. In it, a step mother makes her step son into a little sissy. Proceeds to screw him good. I had all the 'good' passages memorized - but have never been able to find that book again. Bugger!
But getting back to Half Broke Horses? I'm not getting a dime for this recommendation - but I thought it was a great book. (And if you haven't read "Out of Africa?" Shame on you.- Though the movie was trash).
But I have another 'Hot Button' to write about - though will let it keep for another day)
Hugs to you all.