Pinning a tail on the donkey

And that donkey, dear friends, today is me. Never assume … because that makes an Ass of U and Me … that when you text and type and tweet and … Continue reading

25 June 2012 · 1 Comment

On the fly

If The Daily Ruckus is going to be a sort of warm-up exercise before I get down to the bizness of writing for realz, maybe I “should” be writing it before … Continue reading

18 June 2012 · 1 Comment

Pollyanna Peeps

The fictional Pollyanna got on a lot of people’s nerves. Always looking on the bright side, trying to see the best in people, being cheery instead of k’vetching. See how … Continue reading

14 June 2012 · Leave a comment

Ticking My Boxes

Can an author plagiarise him or herself? You betcha. So what’s the problem? You like the author’s style, you’ll like more of the same, right? Not necessarily. I just finished Jennifer … Continue reading

13 June 2012 · Leave a comment

Gittin’ ‘Er Done

When I get flooded with recommendations for new books, everyone is reading books, you can’t join the convo without having read This Now … I counter-program. Grab for the tried … Continue reading

12 June 2012 · 1 Comment


Why are the protags of so many new (as in 2011/2012ish) YA protags so immature? One of my favourite books is Friends and Lovers by Helen MacInnes. The Kirkus review doesn’t do … Continue reading

11 June 2012 · Leave a comment

And so it begins …

The lovely Avoriana and I are doing a joint review of Judith McNaught’s Almost Heaven for the USAToday Happily Ever After website. Our aim is to have it wrapped up by Friday. … Continue reading

10 June 2012 · Leave a comment

Neither Five Nor Three

I don’t know that I can come up with five items for my inaugural blog so I’m hedging my bets a little. Sometimes it takes a retrospective eye to understand … Continue reading

9 June 2012 · 1 Comment


Welcome to The Daily Ruckus, a site dedicated to royalty, romance novels, and the occasional ruckus. Enjoy!

1 June 2012 · Leave a comment

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