Welcome and thanks for stopping by! I'm Lynne Murray and I've had eight novels published so far. The most recent is The Falstaff Vampire Files, an urban paranormal with vampires, ghosts and creatures whose name we dare not speak. But whether I'm writing mysteries, romantic comedy or vampire novels, I can no more write without humor than I can turn my brown eyes blue. Many of my characters stand up on the page in plus-sized form and refuse to apologize for the fact. Feel free to comment--I love to hear people's thoughts, reactions and feedback.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Who owns your image and what can they do with it?

Rachele, a blogger at Fat Babe Designs, artist and fat activist embarked on an unexpected journey when she posted a pic in a fatkini.

Her intent was “to spread a powerful message about body positivity.” Instead she found her image being used as the "before" example in an affiliate-marketed diet scam.

More at Body Impolitic

Monday, March 10, 2014

Before and After removing toxic body hatred from your life!

After watching the hero's journey at the Academy Awards, how about an After experience of body acceptance with no body-hatred, commercial intervention or weight-cycling hangover?

Some thoughts at Body Impolitic Before and After Acceptance

Because heroes should save their energy for real adventures rather than body-bashing.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Science done correctly and un...

I was inspired to post on Body Impolitic The Search for Science without Bias when I read a study examining the phenomenon of lab animals gaining weight over the past few decades even though they live for generations under totally controlled conditions. The study suggests further research to find out why this is happening. Hint, they're not "eating more and moving less" or sneaking down to the fridge for midnight snacks and lying about it.

This also brings up some topics such as the extreme erosion of ethics in many areas of scientific research. Product-promoting reports masquerade as research and the both the popular media and (sadly) some researchers themselves often tailor experimental results to better fit the most popular prejudices of our time.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Now on YouTube...why write fiction

I keep wanting to say it. I know it's not wise, but with all the gray hair on display I'm already a known old person. When if not now?

I've gone YouTubular.

I know it doesn't even really mean anything. Plus it's slang from a later generation, but how was I going to work my generation's word "groovy" into the conversation? This YouTubulation has driven me a bit off the rails, but here it is for your enjoyment.

Monday, December 16, 2013

A goddess confronts fat bashing in San Francisco

The Willendorf Venus vs. Santa the Hutt. Marilyn Wann constructed a Venus of Willendorf Selfie Station outside the offending/offensive store.

This prompted some thoughts on the Willendorf Venus and why such a small statue (less than 5 inches tall) is so scary.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Make Love Not Porn, Cindy Gallop's Voyage of Discovery

I've just posted on Body Impolitic about Cindy Gallop's Make Love Not Porn

She makes the point that porn has become the primary form of sex education (nature abhors a vacuum and commerce expands to fill it, right?) But what are the real world consequences of modeling actual sex after what we see in the movies?

Gallop started with a TED talk and launched a website so popular it almost crashed the first day, and it even became a TED book (which is how I found it). Now it seems to be morphing into a participation forum.