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 →

Writing Ruining Reading?

Nowadays I'm reading seemingly more than ever. Not just for my book club. For fun. But I'm also writing my own book.

Book Review: Girlish

Happy book-launch week to Girlish by Lara Lillibridge. It’s an unforgettable memoir. Read on for my review and (spoiler) encouragement to buy and read!

Book Nerd at a Book Festival

“Grab all the books!” I shouted to my daughter as we jumped out of the car. We had arrived at NoVa Teen Book Festival, and we had books, many heavy books, to be signed. It was time to fangirl it up. My top list from this event: Conversation with Tomi Adeyemi and Dhonielle Clayton. Smart,... Continue Reading →

Shakespeare + Star Wars = Nerd Alert

Alack! An excellent book series to You cometh anon! Fear not, ‘twill be grand. While perhaps my verse in iambic pentameter is not necessarily worthy of an entire series of books, the same cannot be said for this excellent series, Shakespeare's Star Wars, written by Ian Doescher. He has written each episode of the Star Wars... Continue Reading →

Finally 2018

The reason behind it lurks mysteriously; I have caught myself writing “2018” for at least a year on various letters, checks, deposit slips and other documents where one writes a date. (You may already know that sometimes I have to--and like to--employ old-timey paper and pen.) Maybe I’m planning really far ahead. Looking to the... Continue Reading →

‘Tis the Season for Cards

I'm a writer. I have always loved writing and sending letters. And receiving one? Receiving a letter in the mail was one of the most thrilling possibilities of my daily life. When else could something come for you--just you--with news of a story or event? Who knew what untold treasures opening the mailbox door might... Continue Reading →

Season of Gratitude

As the month of Thanksgiving winds down, the turkey platters returned to the out-of-the-way shelf, and the last of the big meal's leftovers disappeared from the refrigerator, it's nice to take a moment to reflect. Many writers are participating this month in NaNoWriMo, aka National Novel Writing Month. The goal is to kick start a... Continue Reading →

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