Author Archives: Kerrie Strong

About Kerrie Strong

Years ago, I chose to suppress my creative side in favor of a career (or two, or three) in science. This blog is filled with exercises intended to reverse the atrophy of my right brain. I hope you enjoy my ramblings.

Review: The Bronze Horseman

The book: The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons Published September 2009 by William Morrow (first published July 17th 2000) The blurb: The golden skies, the translucent twilight, the white nights, all hold the promise of youth, of love, of eternal renewal. … Continue reading

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I’m in Love With Someone New

Don’t tell my husband. This new man is perfect, so far. Sure, he has a few flaws; who doesn’t? But they’re minor and kind of endearing. He’s intelligent, and intense, and passionate, with a touch of boyish goofiness. And he’s … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Book Addiction

I have a problem. It’s not uncommon for me to have several books going at one time. Maybe a few nonfiction or writing craft books, a Kindle book, a 3M Cloud Reader book from the library, a paperback or two. … Continue reading

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Post-Mortem: Book Reviews

A little warning: if you’re extremely squeamish or rabidly pro-animal-rights, the first paragraph or so may offend. When I was in graduate school, I killed a lot of mice. Like, hundreds, if not thousands. At the time it didn’t bother … Continue reading

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Of Rakes, Rogues and Romance

Today was release day for three of my favorite historical romance authors. I began writing about them and it got me thinking about why I love them so much. I think my first historical romance was one of the old “bodice-rippers”, … Continue reading

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Finally, a Light

My children have been asking me for weeks, “When is spring coming?” And every week, I’ve said, “It has to be soon.” And crossed my fingers, and hoped. But last night, once again, the temperature went down to near zero. … Continue reading

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Where is My Jet Pack?

One of my more recent role acquisitions has been that of Brownie co-leader. My daughter was in Daisies last year and has graduated to Brownies, and I love that I’m able to be a part of it. Last year and … Continue reading

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On the Subject of Shame

Frankly, I’m sick of hearing about shame. Slut-shaming. Fat-shaming. Poor-shaming. And I’m tired of feeling shame, and its partner, guilt. So when I saw a friend of mine mention she was giving up shame for Lent, I thought, “What a … Continue reading

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My Avon Addiction

It’s not what you think. Or what my UPS guy thought as he delivered shiny pink packages to me every month, to the “Avon Addict” at my address. About two years ago, in the midst of my historical romance/Julia Quinn/Eloisa … Continue reading

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Things That Keep Me Awake At Night: Mice.

We live in a very old house. I love it. Well, most of it. I don’t love its lack of a garage, though I was moved to look beyond that when I entered and beheld the gleaming carved oak banister … Continue reading

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