#MeToo At The Movies


There are two movies circulating in theaters, and being marketed to women, that I find smack at that old idea that it’s OK to beat your wife and run counter to the #MeToo movement.  Continue reading


My Christmas! Oops

If you read my post yesterday entitled, ‘My Christmas,’ you might have noticed that I referenced the wrong book when writing about a brush-off I got from a man I was interested in.  The correct book is, ‘Dancing With the Fat Woman’.  That makes more sense doesn’t it.   Maybe it was one two many vodka and sprite cocktails.  Next time, I’ll wait until after I’ve finished writing my posts.

But, here’s what I did watch.  After searching Comcast’s On Demand for Miss Marple shows, I turned to the internet.  I wish I had done it earlier.  I paid $4.99 for an episode of Vera (Season 6, Episode 1), when I could have watched it for free on YouTube.

Vera Season 3 Episode 1  Castles In The Air

I could have saved the $4.99 and watched Vera Hidden Depths

Rosemary and Thyme   Season 1  Episode 1  And No Birds Sing

Rosemary and Thyme – Season 1  Episode 2  Arabica and the Early Spider


Agatha Christie’s  Miss Marple  Crime In The Palace

I love a good, i.ie challenging English Murder Mystery and some Chinese take out.

A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth

Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
Flight 404 – A Novel of Aviation Disaster
Ruby Sanders (The Ruby and Jared Saga Book 1)
Jared Anderson (The Ruby and Jared Saga Book 2)
OneThreeThirteen – A Presidential Agent Novel Series Book 1
The Hunt For Red November – A Presidential Agent Novel Series Book 2
Dancing With The Fat Woman
Thou Shalt Eat Dust – A Second Chance Love story
A Woman’s Voice: A Little Book of Poems
STALKED! By Voices







Summer Reads ala The View

Hey Readers
Once again this morning I was watching The View and I got a great idea.
All month long the View Crew have been sharing their summer reads. So, I thought I’d share mine:
Below, is a list of what I’m reading this summer. First,

You Will Pay, by Lisa Jackson.

The opening pages of this book are riveting.  Ms. Jackson grabs you by the short hairs and holds your attention.  .
Now for something lighter.

The Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

You mean the clothing store, Ann Taylor? No. That’s Ann Taylor. I’m talking about Anne Tyler the author.

It’s funny and you’ll fall in love with Kate immediately and wonder if the preposterous situation her father puts her in will work.

And finally, my very own book, ‘The Hunt For Red November.’

It’s the book that got it ALL right, The Russian interference in the election, Russian sanctions, who would win the election, and even down to who would play him on Saturday Night Live,
A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth
Eliza D. Ankum
P.S.  Please keep me in your prayers for the next few weeks.  As many of you know I’m a victim of stalking and that has impacted my life greatly even to my work life. And it is with some regret that I put in my notice to leave my current job, in part, due to the stalking.
So that will mean that I will have to cut back on non-essentials like, cable internet.  I will be off the grid for a while, but, as Arnold would say, “I’ll Be Back!”


A Woman’s Voice: Book Of Poems


While I was laying low, trying not to write anything evil about our new President, i.e my views on his travel ban and trying to insure his next election by impeding voter’s rights, I decided to work on another project to divert my attention.

That project is a book of poems entitled, ‘A Woman’s Voice:  Book of Poems.’

I’d like to share with you one of those poems.  It’s entitled, ‘Yellow Dresses.’

Back in the day, I could totally rock a yellow dress, like Tracee Ellis Ross is doing in the picture.  But not so much today.  That is why ‘Yellow Dresses’ is followed by the poem, ‘I Am Becoming A Budgie.’

Yellow Dresses


I am Brown!
I am sun scorched and dark
My skin the color of burnt sugar

Yellow is my favorite color
It is the color of eternity
It makes my brown skin glow

Men, when they see me in yellow, hollar
“Hey, big leg girl
Where ya going?
Can I come to?”

Yellow is my favorite color
You see me in no other
Navy blue I am not
Beige is for cowards
Red is for hoes
And that blows
Cause I like red

But yellow is my favorite color


I Am Becoming A Budgie


From being a long tall drink of water
I am becoming a short cup of tea

Of course, there’s more to the poem, but you’d have to buy the book to read it.  This book is not on my website or any other place except Amazon.

To buy, click here.


By Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
Flight 404
Ruby Sanders – A Novel
Jared Anderson – (The Ruby and Jared Saga)
OneThreeThirteen – A Presidential Agent Novel Series
Dancing With The Fat Woman
Thou Shalt Eat Dust
STALKED! By Voices




A Cozy Weekend Read



Now that summer is officially over, are you looking for a cozy contemporary love story that uplifts your spirit but is not so sugary sweet that you want to barf?   And one that’s not filled with xxx-rated love scenes that makes you want to have your brain washed out with soap and water AND BLEACH.  But most of all, one that has an actual plot.

Well then, I think you’re looking for:




Hunks reading books are enjoying: Continue reading

The Free State of Jones is Ruby Sanders

Matthew McConaughey in The Free State of Jones

It was a slow day at work and I was toiling away on the ending (one that my readers won’t hate, hopefully) of the new ebook, ‘Jared Anderson,’ and to give myself some inspiration, I decided to look at some Matthew McConaughey photos.

And guess what I came across.  Yes, that’s right a picture of Matthew McConaughey dressed as a Confederate soldier for should I say, deserter, in the new film, The Free State of Jones.

Matthew’s character plays a Civil War deserter who marries a black slave girl.  I wonder where, Gary Ross, the films director and ‘writer’ got that idea.  Could it possibly have been a Best Selling ebook by the name of Ruby Sanders and it’s sequel, Jared Anderson.

Of course, neither that ebook or my name are anywhere on the credits for the films.  Just as they were never mention on the film, ‘Flight.’ aka, Flight 404 staring Denzel Washington.

My question is, what does a girl have to do to get credit for her work?  Frustrated unpaid writer.

Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
Flight 404
Ruby Sanders
STALKED! By Voices
Dancing With The Fat Woman

PS  I’m sure either OneThreeThirteen or Dancing With The Fat Woman are going into production somewhere in Hollywood under another writer’s name, perhaps John Gatins.