What a fun conversation I had with Dharma Kelleher about her writing and process. Dharma is the author of the Jinx Ballou series and the Shea Stevens series. She juggles writing, working, caring for her partner and life in general. In other words, like we do.
The Jinx Ballou series is a gritty action-packed read about a Bounty Hunter. In a phrase, Jinx is a Bad-Ass. Here’s our conversation:
For more information about Dharma, please check out her website and make sure to subscribe to her newsletter. You won’t regret it.
I had such a delightful time chatting with Taj McCoy about her debut novel: Savvy Sheldon Feels Good As Hell. Taj’s book is filled with Positivity and Light and the best friends on earth. Watch our chat here:
You will be delighted by Taj and her book is a Must Read!
I had such a great time chatting with Nicholas Garnett about his recently released book: In The Pink. Nick chronicles his life and times as a Straight man in the Gay circuit scene. He and his ex-wife lived a life that was action-packed, drug fueled with endless nights of partying and dancing. And Nick details it with honestly and reverence. It’s a must read of life on the edge and surviving it.
Here is a video of my chat with Nick about his Fabulous memoir In The Pink!
The circuit party life was Fun. And most importantly there really is life after the party. Trust me when I say, you really do want to know what happens after the party.
To Nick I say Bravo. To the reader I say celebrate with us!
And if you like it, please give it a thumbs up. Also please subscribe to my YouTube channel to get more interviews with fascinating authors who are LGBTQ+ or create characters who are LGBTQ+ or they are our Allies. Because Love (really) Is Love!
Recently, I went to visit my good friends Milner and Andrew at their new home in Dickinson, TX. It’s such a beautiful home and they are inviting, so it makes it all the more special. Dickinson is part-way between Houston and Galveston Beach. Perhaps a tad closer to Galveston.
On Sunday of my visit, Milner and I visited the Dikes. The ones in Texas City. We rode out along the dike and saw lots of fishermen (fisherpersons) who were having such a grand time in the warm weather casting about for local fish. It was just heavenly being down by the water.
Next up, we drove down to Galveston. The downtown is so adorable. It was like an extra clean version of the French Quarter in NOLa. The buildings are old and appear to be quite sturdy. They have lived through many a hurricane and have survived. We strolled around and did some shopping and touristy type things. Here are a few snaps of downtown Galveston.
After leaving Galveston, Milner and I decided on a Seafood lunch. I do love Seafood! Mil called his realtor/friend Jackie on the speakerphone and she suggested a place in San Leon. Now I am proud of my southern accent, but I confess that I simply couldn’t understand the name of the restaurant. I asked Mil 2 or 3 times “What did she say?” lol. But once Mil said the same name into GPS we were on our way to Gilhooleys! https://www.gilhooleystx.com
Lordhammercy! San Leon ain’t on the beaten path. But trust me it’s worth the trip. I kept expecting a city to rise up. And, I kept noticing that no city was rising up. LOL. But when we arrived at Gilhooleys, we understood that city or no city, it was popular. We opted to sit inside (they have a large tented area outside). And we were sat near the bar. How convenient for me! We were told that the CC machine may or may not be working, but there was an ATM “over yonder”. OhMyYum did they have tasty morsels. And I tasted as much as possible. I started with the Gulf Oysters which were the size of a grapefruit. Not really, but I don’t think I’ve seen any this big!
I didn’t lick the shell, but I surely thought about it. And then there was DinDin….
These shrimp were perfectly battered and fried to perfection. I mean, just writing about this makes my mouth water. More, please!
And they have a sense of humor, which is always appreciated!!
So if you’re ever in the Houston/Galveston area, I highly recommend Gilhooleys. This is so (literally) “Off The Hook” delicious.
During the Thanksgiving and Christmas Seasons there is always a spiraled ham making a debut at my home. (It can magically appear at other times too.)
So for my first Month of Marys post, I have chosen to use the Ham as my special part of the Mary. Typically I attach both cherries and pineapple to the ham while it’s baking. This gives a little sweet to the heartiness of the ham.
For this Mary, I muddle half a pineapple ring with two tablespoons of ham juice. Then I add two ounces of Kimo Sabe Reposado Mezcal. The smokiness of the Mezcal blends so wonderfully with the ham. To this I add one tablespoon of juice from Mt Olive Bread and Butter pickles and a little ice and fill the glass with Cutwater Bloody Mary mix. Garnish with a hunk of ham, the other half of the pineapple ring, a pickle and a cherry. It’s Holiday Goodness in a Glass. #OhMyYum.