Monday, January 25, 2016


Parents with school-age children will be familiar with Red Ribbon Week, where schools have students dress in crazy themes each day as part of anti-drug campaigns. This year, my daughter’s middle school is doing something different – The Great Kindness Challenge.

The information touts more than 2 million students in over 5,000 schools nationwide. The goal is “one week devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible.”

While the intent is a good one, what my daughter hears is: I don’t have to wear my uniform!

Here are the themed days:

Monday – Team Up for Kindness (favorite team or sports clothing)
Tuesday – I Love Kindness (wear something purple)
Wednesday – Dream of Kindness (favorite pajamas)
Thursday – Crazy for Kindness (crazy hair and socks)
Friday – Peace, Love and Kindness (Tie-Dye, Peace clothing)

As a rule, being kind is something I strive to do. Why be mean? I try to help others, especially via teaching to help them reach their goals. A week dedicated kindness? Sure … Where’s my purple shirt? Oh, my daughter borrowed it. 

For more information on The Great Kindness Challenge,

Twitter: @KidsforPeace

Until next time,

Louisa Bacio

Monday, January 18, 2016

Blue Monday Blues

It’s not just an everyday Monday, but a Blue Monday. A what?

“How does it feel
To treat me like you do?”

There’s no drastic scientific research, but myth has it that today – out of all Mondays of the year – is the one that makes us feel the most blue.

How’s that?

One article says the day was marked in 2005, so why did New Order sing “Blue Monday” back in 1983? Hmmm?

Anyway, now that you know, what are you going to do to kick it? Here’s an article that offers 5 Ways to Beat Blue Monday.

Me? Maybe I’m going to read (or write).

Until next time,

Louisa Bacio

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Learning Curves Sunday Snog F/F

I have an admission: Today happens to be my first Sunday Snog! *blushes* The kissing scene comes from my recently re-released F/F novel Learning Curves: Book Two of Sex University.

Do you like to watch? Here’s a scene with Savannah and Margaret.

Not thinking, and definitely going with the feeling, Margaret leaned forward and brushed her lips against Savannah’s. The other pulled back slightly, looked into her eyes and leaned in for another kiss.
A soft flutter of excitement built in Margaret’s belly and worked its way up. Savannah’s lips tasted like the sweetest delicacy, and Margaret’s heart raced with excitement. She’d never kissed another woman before, ever. The men she’d kissed, and there hadn’t been all that many, had always been rough: sharp bristles on their chins and cheeks; rough, pressing lips. Savannah’s mouth caressed hers: tender, pliant and oh so delicious.
They broke apart, and Margaret could see the flush of exhilaration in the pinkness of Savannah’s cheeks, and her chest heaved.
“Wow. What was that for?”
“Thank you for cutting my hair.”
Savannah placed a palm against her chest as if settling herself down a bit. “I’ve never received a payment quite that good before. Do you happen to have a tip?”
Learning Curves, Book Two in the Sex University Series

In this second novel in the Sex University series, Louisa Bacio, chosen as the 2015 best lesbian author of the year by Author, has set her tale of sexual exploration in the all-girls wing of her fictional adult education campus.

Raised by an over-controlling and manipulative father, Savannah “Van” Morgan flees the East Coast for the West, seeking sanctuary with her Aunt Lucy, headmistress of San Francisco Sex University. Rather than staying at the main campus, Van enrolls in SFSU’s more nurturing “sister” school. 

After visiting the main campus of SFSU, Margaret “Maggie” O’Neil hangs up her police badge in search of new experiences, hoping to awaken her own dormant sexuality.

With subjects such as an “Art Sex-education” class with an Italian professor who’s happy to schedule private tutoring after-hours, the school invites all sorts of sexual exploration. In the end, Van and Maggie fight to overcome the Learning Curves necessary to surmount the pressures of society and save each other.

Available via Riverdale Avenue Books, ARe, Amazon and other eRetailers.

Make sure to visit the other stops on today’s tour:

Until next time,

Louisa Bacio