Where Did Summer Go?

Jathan Fink

With Labor Day around the corner, Jathan wonders, “Where did summer go?” (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Hi Everyone,

It hardly seems possible that Labor Day is almost here once again. Didn’t summer just start? It’s been a crazy busy season for me though spent writing, doing lots of great work with my favorite charities, and yes, squeezing in as much time in the pool as possible. Read more of this post

25 of the Best “It’s So Hot…” Jokes

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It’s so hot, all we can do it laugh about it. (Photo by Daniel R Blume, Flickr)

Temperatures are sizzling all over the country, and especially here in Texas where the numbers are in the triple digits! So beat the heat with a little humor. Even if you can’t cool you off, it always feels good to laugh. Here are some of my favorite “It’s so hot…” jokes to celebrate the summer season. Enjoy! Read more of this post

April Means Family Fun and Warmer Weather

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It’s warming up in Texas. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Hi everyone,

It is April and warmer weather has arrived in many parts of the country, or at least in the Southern states. Here in Texas the landscape is exploding with the prettiest bursts of green, but I know it isn’t that way for everyone just yet. I listened to my pals Phil Paleologos, Kasey Silvia and Dan McCready on the radio this morning, and they just got more snow across Massachusetts last night, but it was a light dusting, not the thick blankets of snow we got when we were living there at this time last year. But still, the spring flowers are coming, and although the weather is still a bit indecisive, I’m sure we’ll all be complaining about the heat before long. Read more of this post

Allison Pataki Makes History Come To Life

Readers might not think that the Hungarian court is one of history’s more fascinating topics. But author Allison Pataki thinks otherwise. In her novel, The Accidental Empress, she captivates us with her story about a woman time seemed to forget, Sisi, the wife of Emperor Franz Joseph.  Read more of this post

October Is The Perfect Month To Work Hard And Play Harder

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Jathan welcomes October with open arms.
(Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Hi Everyone,

I always feel like autumn never officially starts until October, when the temperatures finally drop and the evenings are cool, pumpkins make their appearance everywhere, including my oven, and apples are ripe for harvesting. But it also means that summer fun is over and it is time to settle into a stricter writing routine. Every writer has his or her own strategy. Some are planners, others like to see where their writing takes them, and then some, like myself, plan a loose outline so they know where the story is headed, yet are open to the possibilities. That’s what has been happening to me lately.  Read more of this post