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- Las Vegas, Nevada, US
- March 18
- Helen H. Moore
- Visit my website; http://www.helenhavlin.wix/spunky or follow me on twitter @helliepod
MY RECENT POSTS
- The Writing Life of (O')
July 31, 2013 12:19PM
- "The End" Ain't the End; You
Have to Ballyhoo Your Book!
July 30, 2013 12:58PM
- Panic in Vegas: Cougars Invade
Town Escaping Carpenter Fire
July 12, 2013 12:50PM
- Sex Over Sixty? Women Say,
"Please" But Not to These!
July 01, 2013 01:26PM
- It's Hard, Being Your Own PR
May 24, 2013 03:39PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Well, I was once married
to a man who was slow,
and now that I
July 30, 2013 01:38PM
- “You are welcome!”
July 30, 2013 01:36PM
- “Dear Ed, you possess a
courage that few can match.
for being so brave
July 30, 2013 01:04PM
- “It was ever thus, sadly.
So sorry for the hurt you and
July 12, 2013 02:52PM
- “Thanks, l"Heure. That
Renee Fisher is hilarious, but
the guys out
July 01, 2013 07:33PM
- MY LINKS
Busy, busy, busy!
Since self-publishing Spunk, a Fable, I have been on an incredible learning journey. Actually, even before I self-published the novel, I learned to apply the knowledge I've gained from a long career in publishing to the tasks of typesetting and layout, and coordinating with an artist/designer for… Read full post »
Forced by fire to flee their native habitat, wild cougars
have been turning up in suburban Las Vegas backyards, frightening
householders with their antics, and even threatening small
pets, say officials.
"They usually stay hidden during the day, as it takes, like, forever/… Read full post »
Thanks, author and speaker Renee Fisher, for your hilarious series of Huff Po articles on "Sex and the Sixty-Year-Old." In Part 2, excerpted here, we learn of Renee's friend Susan, a 60+ woman who is trying her luck at internet dating. Sadly, most of that… Read full post »
Everyone knows that the first book ever printed was The Gutenberg Bible. Do you know what the second was?
What's Wrong with the Publishing Industry
By the time I was ready to write my first novel, the publishing industry was, if not on it's deathbed, at least feeling very poo… Read full post »
Writes Novel, Spunk, a Fable, Defending Gender
May 23, 2013
Las Vegas, NV— When it hit bookshelves in the fall of 2012,
journalist Hanna Rosin’s The End of Men: And the Rise of
Women (Riverhead, 2012) provoked
I had to wait until both my parents were dead, both my marriages were over, and all my children were too old to be traumatized by anythin… Read full post »
On this day in 1888 in Glasgow, Scotland, a female child named Helen was born to a young weaver named Helen Kelly and what we today would call her "boyfriend," a fellow whose name was either Bernard or Patrick Havlin. The child's… Read full post »
Writing is the easy part. After 17 or 18 traditionally published books, I've pretty much got the writing part down pat.
Book design, cover art, layout, etc., are probably better left to the pros, but I can't afford pros, so I'm doing most of it myself, with… Read full post »
At the risk of alienating, or at least, annoying, many of my friends, both gay and straight, who have turned facebook red in the last day or two, wondering, why has being married taken on such social significance that gay men and women, who once celebrated their… Read full post »
After at least two decades fending off the fame enjoyed by her more talented, or at least less oddly unsettling, musical contemporaries, folk singer Michelle Shocked is getting more publicity than ever. Sadly, it has nothing to do with her music, which was usually classified as "indie-… Read full post »
I may have become so sophisticated that I look back with bemusement at my devout Roman Catholic girlhood, when I attended Mass on Sundays and my bedroom wall was hung with a portrait of Pope John XXIII sprigged with a bit of Easter palm.
When I had a small, white… Read full post »
North Korea is said to be a desolate, frozen, land, with a terrain like a charcoal briquette, and populated by an angry, starving, dwarf-like people, led by a demented, overweight son-of-a-despot. Can it be so different from its southern neighbor?
The Imperial Spa, located north of Sahara Avenue and… Read full post »
I never longed for a daughter that I could dress like a Disney Princess-- I wanted sons, and I got lucky, 'cause sons is what I got.
Starting in the year of the bicentennial, and at two to two-and-a- half year intervals afterward, I had three of them. Raising those boys… Read full post »
Salon's always excellent Mary Elizabeth Williams has a blog today on Time Magazine's provocative new cover article, Are You Mom Enough? which is, as Williams points out,"accompanied, by the way, by a picture of a hot blonde and her 3-year-old son standing on a chair to suckle her breast. " (Partial… Read full post »
I get it.
Conservative America embraces "stand your ground" laws, because everywhere they look, their ground IS threatened.
While Progressive America keeps moving the tent pegs farther and farther apart, stretching the fabric of the constitution to cover more and more of those who had been left… Read full post »
On the way to work this morning, I was mostly listening to KNPR like a good progressive. I was also making the decision to yes, take the freeway, indicating, changing lanes, and generally just listening with half an ear. I heard a news report about a "hate crime" (like there are "love"… Read full post »