Hi Reader, Bye Reader

Hello, reader. Yes, you. Thanks for tuning in to my blog. Here's the big news: this is my last weekly blog. The amount of time I spend writing in a day is limited, so I've decided to remove the blog from my weekly to-do list so I can give that writing time to the book... Continue Reading →

Holiday Emotions

What strikes a chord with you during the holiday season? Is there one song or movie that brings you to tears? (Whether they be happy or sad tears, or any other kind of emotion that might cause tears.) Is there a song that brings up strong childhood memories, tugs at your heartstrings, or reminds you... Continue Reading →

Thank You For Reading My Book

Did I mention he is tall?A couple of weeks ago I met author Kwame Alexander. Kwame is a big shot in the book world. He has written a variety of best-selling books. Some target young adults. Sports, friendships, romance, family, relationships, current events. He has a vlog/variety show, Bookish. He has been a keynote speaker... Continue Reading →

Go Ahead, Talk to the Author

Since I began writing my own book two years ago, I've attended author talks, author signings, and meet-and-greets. They range from buy a ticket a year in advance at the Warner Theatre to sixteen people in the bookstore, of which at least two are authors. Believe it or not, some authors can be introverts who... Continue Reading →

Fact or Fiction?

My book, that is. It looks like my travel/memoir/humor book—originally penned with details from my journals—will transform into a fictional story. Well, it won't transform itself. (I wish.) I'll actually be doing the transforming. A couple of literary agents have suggested that "memoirs are tricky" and this story might find more success as fiction. The... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving in Spain

Another American exchange student and I were placed in the same town in Spain in the early 90's during a year exchange program. At this point--about three months into the year--our friendship was tentative. But on Thanksgiving, we were united. Compatriots. Two Americans missing Thanksgiving together. It was a regular November Thursday of no major... Continue Reading →

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