Blog tour stop #7 plus I think I’ll start writing songs

Hi everyone,

Today I’m honored to have Janice Scully hosting tour stop #7 at Salt City Verse Although each stop along the tour is about the same book I’ve been amazed by how different each approach has been. I can’t imagine how any book could ask for a better send up than AFTER DARK is getting. My thanks to the inventive hosts of the stops so far: Kathy Temean, Carol Varsalona, Jane Heitman Healy, Sylvia Vardell, Linda Baie and Michelle Kogan. I’m truly blessed.

On another issue, I try to appreciate today’s songs. I truly do. But it’s hard to find much meaning in lyrics that rely on so few words – sounds, really – to voice their meaning. The other evening I pulled together a medley of today’s popular songs and this is what I jotted down.
Oh oh oh oh
Du de du de du de du
La la la la
Yei yei yei yei
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
No no no no
Yes yes yes yes
Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah
Give me a break. What is wrong with kids today? Have they lost their minds? How I miss the good old days when lyrics meant something, when songs had words in them and expressed real issues of the time, songs like, “Cement mixer, putty putty” and “Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy” and “You ain’t nuthin’ but a hound dog” and “You can’t go roller skating in a buffalo herd.”
Enough of this nonsense. I say bring back the old days. Today’s songs are just plain silly.

Off to a great start

Hi everyone,

My thanks to Kathy Temean for going first in my blog tour to introduce AFTER DARK. The day went well and we have had a lot of visitors to her blog. A new post is up today but it’s not too late to go there and leave a comment to get on the list of names to be drawn for a free copy.

Tomorrow we move on to the 2nd stop on the tour and I hope you’ll go check it out. My thanks in advance to Carol Varsalona at Beyond LiteracyLink at

No two stops on the tour are alike and each blog host has his/her own following so I’m excited about that. Don’t forget you can use the hashtag #AfterDarkBookTour anytime during the tour. Also, you can order copies now even though they won’t be shipped until February 25. I’m told that Amazon rules these days require that people who want to leave a comment must have purchased an online copy. I don’t think that’s fair if it’s true. Does anyone know for sure?