Thursday, August 2, 2018
Monday, March 26, 2018
The commercial didn't downplay the effort involved in chasing impossible dreams, but somehow the image in this old song bothered the heck out me. It has a kind of whistling in the dark positive thinking that has caused harm to many people I know and love. Somehow goals that are literally, physically impossible can be magically achieved by rugged individuals bashing their heads against a brick wall only armed with that patented American trait of optimism. I’ve seen this in action and sometimes it can set people up for inevitable frustration and failure. Obviously, anyone with high goals will fail on multiple occasions. Failure can be useful when it leads to retrenching, rethinking and trying another tactic.
But the whole idea of the futile efforts of the lone ant bugged me (pun optional) until I started to think, “Wait a minute. That’s not how ants, and indeed humans, get things done.” Ants are the opposite of go-it-alone, rugged individualists. They could actually move a rubber tree plant if a whole bunch of them got together. That’s why people are freaked out about Army Ants. Do not get in their way folks, they nearly took out Charlton Heston in the 1954 film . The Naked Jungle
Pursuing dreams can make life worthwhile. Even solitary writers like myself can find ways to connect, learn and share resources. People do achieve amazing things, but mainly through hard work, planning and sheer cussed grit. Also joining forces with other people, just like the ants.
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Oh, yeah, so what about readers who might want to read these stories and laugh at these jokes? Who are they and how can they find my books? It turns out it's possible to answer these questions, at least I hope so!
Here are the new covers on the ebooks for the Josephine Fuller mysteries. thanks to Sharon Lipman at Fantasia Book Covers for designing them and Peggy Elam at Pearlsong Press for putting them up on the net. (You may notice that the paperback books have different covers. Long story short: paperbacks change more slowly.)
A Top Secret safe cleared out and an admiral kidnapped in San Diego. The family doesn't want him back and someone's targeting Josephine to keep her from getting answers.
A body in a wine barrel in the Northern California Wine Country sets off a chain of murders and has Josephine trying to clear the name of a plus-sized adult film star whom she is sure is innocent--at least of murder.
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Happy Holidays and many happy catnip days to come! Lynne The Dragon Planet Romance Trilogy is now available in ebook and paperback. Three Complete Dragon Romances in one book!
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Meet Jill, kidnapped by a lying, cheating dragonshifter and stuck on the Dragon Planet, she only wants to earn enough to pay for a ticket back to Earth, but her billionaire dragon boss sets her senses on fire and he’s trying to give her every reason to stay. Targon, “the Gold Whisperer,” fiercely guards his heart and his hoard until his new secretary, Jill arrives. Instantly he recognizes her as his True Mate. How can a dragonshifter convince an angry Earth woman to trust him when he doesn’t trust himself?
Praise for the Dragon Planet romances:
Can a human computer nerd defeat fire-breathing dragonshifters to win a dragon princess?
“This book was so much fun to read!” Maia Silverdagger
Jevrath, a Dragon Planet war hero doesn’t know that spy bots invaded his wound and threaten his life. Beth dreams of working to save endangered species. Can an Earth woman’s love save a dragonshifter from the ticking time bomb inside?
“Reading this book made me happy in a totally non-serious, completely refreshing way. Caseystatlefox on Amazon
Monday, July 17, 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Meet Jevrath, a war hero from the Dragon Planet, and Beth a lab tech trying to spend a weekend away from her lecherous boss...who could imagine that they would wind up on the Bachelor Dragon reality TV dating show?
Can the love of an Earth woman save a wounded dragon shifter from the ticking time bomb inside?
Dragon Planet war hero Jevrath doesn’t know that spy bots were injected into his wound during the battle. Now spies monitor his every move and can kill him at will. He visits Earth for some no-strings-attached recreation--also to avoid the Dragon King who is nagging him to do a reality TV show as the Bachelor Dragon. Jevrath doesn't want his love life turned into a planetary joke. Then Beth walks through the door and everything changes.
Beth desperately needs a weekend away from her first job as a lab tech where she has to dodge her lecherous boss. Sudden attraction overwhelms her as she walks into the resort bar and sees tall, dark, commanding Jevrath, not knowing her life is about to be uprooted.
Overtake by intense attraction, Jevrath and Beth run straight into Beth’s predatory boss, whose leering grin promises a “put out or get out” talk for Beth soon. Frantic to get away, Beth confides her fears.
Jevrath springs into action. He takes the King’s deal to become the Bachelor Dragon on condition that the King fund a fertility clinic on the Dragon Planet, hire Beth to run it, and invite her to join the 26 shapeshifter dragon women who will compete for his love.
Can the devotion of a dragon sustain Beth in the face of 26 dragon women who don’t mind killing for love?