The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins – A great novel, so much raw emotion, definitely a page turner. I could not put it down even when it competed with my favorite TV shows. Well written, unexpected twists and turns, interesting characters.
Celebrate Independence Day with pride!
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox churches base their Easter date on the Julian calendar, which is often a week later than the Gregorian calendar that is used in America. Today we celebrate our version of Easter in California, next Sunday- they will celebrate in Bulgaria. My mom made excellent Easter bread this year called Kozunak. The first egg was colored Red […]
What is your best childhood memory? Most likely it is something your mom used to make- great food accompanies many great memories. Check this post in the Wall Street Journal if you are craving a Bulgarian meal and need a wonderful, easy recipe.
According to Bulgarian tradition, Baba Marta brings each Bulgarian a red and white martenitsa on the first of March every year in order to send off winter and welcome spring. Bulgarian belief holds that pinning the red and white colors of the martenitsa to clothing near the collar earns Baba Marta’s mercy and guarantee of good […]
Shrovetide or Sirni Zagovezni is among other things the day of Forgiveness in Bulgaria. This Bulgarian holiday is celebrated seven weeks before Easter, on the eve of Easter Lent. Asking for forgiveness is a very basic, but important family ritual in modern Bulgaria that originates many centuries ago. Every person in the family asks for […]
I’d like to take a few minutes to thank some important people that support me on my writing journey. Victoria Mixon Without Victoria, this story would not be finished. She is more than an editor – she is a magician. She is the wizard behind the curtain. Victoria took a chance on a new writer and […]
In the fiction genre, I would love to write a Vampire Diaries crossover because of Katerina Petrova’s link to Bulgaria and vampires. Once I begin work on non-vampire novels based on Bulgarian heroes, I will use different ideas and approaches.
I don’t mean to sound insensitive, but I don’t understand writer’s block. My problem is not a lack of ideas but a lack of time to write. With a corporate career, a husband, three children and a large extended family, the hours flow away like a swiftly moving river. I have material for easily a […]