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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memoir reviewed

My memoir Tessa B. Dick: My Life on the Edge of Reality has received its first Amazon review on Amazon UK.


"This malnourished dark haired girl was destined to become the muse of one of the greatest writers ever to have graced this planet - Philip K.Dick. Their chance meeting may well have saved his life (indeed it may well have saved hers also). In Tessa, I think he found his intellectual soul mate - indeed he credits Tessa with writing portions of "A Scanner Darkly" - and it was a book they discussed often and at length."

Link to the whole review:


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Giveaway! Frozen pizza for the busy writer -- delicious!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of FRESCHETTA® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
The deadline is extended until Monday because blogger was having technical difficulties. 

This is the very first giveaway on my blog.
I got this great offer to receive a coupon for a free  FRESCHETTA® Simply…Inspired™    pizza, plus another coupon to give away on my blog.
Not only that, but the winner of the giveaway will receive a bamboo cutting board.  Awesome!
FRESCHETTA® Simply…Inspired™
Now, about the pizza.  I've tried several varieties of frozen pizza. including Schwan's, which are very good, but many brands of frozen pizza are like cardboard with tomato sauce.   So I was expecting more convenience and less flavor.  As a writer who often works into the wee hours as inspiration or desperation hits me, I need a quick and easy meal to fuel my tummy while I work, so  pizza is a staple in my kitchen.
Fresschetta Simply Inspired surprised me with great flavor and a thin, crispy crust that almost melts in my mouth.
There are eight varieties, and two of them really called to me.
I had a hard time deciding between Hawaiian Style
Hawaiian Style

and Harvest Supreme, but ultimately I went with the Harvest Supreme.
 Harvest Supreme 

Visit to learn more about their eight great-tasting varieties.
They even have an offer for you to submit a review and win!
This pizza gave me a rainbow of flavors!
It is very generous with the toppings.  The mozzarella cheese is adequate but not overwhelming, and there's also some crumbled feta cheese.
The vegetables are awesome.  It has some meat, too, so it is not for the vegetarian.
I don't know what pomodoro sauce is, but it tastes delicious!  It's kind of a cheesy tomato.
It has red onions, black olives, bites of spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and hand-pinched Italian sausage.
Freschetta also offers Classic Bruschetta, Chicken Bianco, Farmer's Market Veggie, Rustic Pepperoni Pmodoro,  Southern BBQ Recipe Chicken and  Tuscan Farmhouse.
The Tuscan Farmhouse and Chicken Bianco are limited edition flavors, so I plan to get them right away, before they're gone.
I like that the packaging keeps the pizza fresh, tasty and colorful, while having less waste in the packaging.  The FRESCH-TASTE SEAL™ Packing locks in the vibrant flavors, while using 30% less packaging material.
Visit to learn more about their eight great-tasting varieties.
Now, for the giveaway:  I am giving away a coupon for one free Freschetta Simply Inspired Pizza, and a cute little bamboo cutting board.  Sorry, I couldn't get a photo of the cutting board for you, but it's round and about 9 inches in diameter.  You slide the top around to reveal three cute little wooden-handled tools inside:  a cutter, a server and a fork.
To enter, just post a comment on this blog post.
Bonus entry:  "Like"… on Facebook and post a second comment here to let me know that you did.  Their Facebook page has lots of opportunities for coupons and other goodies!
The winner will be notified by email and/or my comment on this post.  The contest ends Friday May 13, 2011.
Good Luck!
Enjoy your pizza!  I did.
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Friday, May 6, 2011

My memoir is available now!

I'll be mailing out signed copies of my memoir Tessa B. Dick: My Life on the Edge of Reality beginning Monday May 8, 2011.  Thank you so much to all the wonderful people who trusted me enough to pre-order my book!

It is now available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle, and you can also find it on Barnes & Noble and other sites. 



If you want a signed copy, they are $50 each in the US, and $60 each outside the US (that's in US dollars).  Just email me at 

for the details.