As captain of this blog ship, Gobsmacked, my mission is to take you with me on an adventure. Like a parrot on my shoulder, you'll travel with me and who knows where I'll drop anchor. I have no doubt I’ll drop names, kvetch, drive people crazy, make trouble, be irreverent, and voice opinions. I will tell tales. Like a sailor, I’m fond of swearing. I’ll try to keep my tales short and humorous, but beware, pirates tend to be wordy. Along the way, I hope to show what the journey of a writer is like, and for you, me lovely readers, a treasure chest of insider tales. For book lovers, I hope to offer gossip and the occasional author interview. Climb aboard, maties!