Tag: Writing

Writer Beware

If you’re a writer and not following Writer Beware, you should. These are fine people doing great work and all writers owe them thanks and support.

More Wonderful News

And the hits keep coming. I just received word that ELEPHANT SPEAK (and I) have been chosen by the good folks at Loganberry Books in Shaker Heights, OH (http://www.loganberrybooks.com/) to participate in one of their three Author Alley gatherings in August. August 6 highlights… Continue Reading “More Wonderful News”

Yes

So.  I was reading the autobiography of an actor, a book I picked up for a buck at a library sale. It was entertaining enough to keep me reading to the end; even picked up a piece or two of so-called “wisdom.” But then… Continue Reading “Yes”

Unreserved Book Recommendation

Okay, so I am not a fan of genre labels, mostly because I hate to pigeonhole writers into categories. BUT because I know some/a lot/many/most of you appreciate a category so you “know” whether or not you’ll be interested in a particular book, I’ll… Continue Reading “Unreserved Book Recommendation”

Coping with All that’s Been

“What a year” has become so cliché that no one is saying it much anymore; we merely give one another that look and move on. We all know where we’ve been, at least to some degree. No need to belabor the point. Like many… Continue Reading “Coping with All that’s Been”

Sandbox

When I began this website many, many moons ago, blogging had just become the latest hot thing. Someone said I should do it. My natural response was “Why?” “Because,” they somewhat impatiently replied, like it was so obvious I must be a total dunce… Continue Reading “Sandbox”

“Central Booking” Appearance

Host John Valeri was kind enough to add me to his roster of authors. You can watch the interview here.

Newburyport Literary Festival Goes Virtual TODAY!

Hey, everyone. When COVID-19 struck and changed all our lives, the lovely folks behind the Newburyport Literary Festival were convinced it spelled the end of this year’s event. NOT SO! Just check out their website, Newburyport Literary Festival to find out about all the wonderful options.… Continue Reading “Newburyport Literary Festival Goes Virtual TODAY!”

I don’t want to write about the pandemic, so you get this instead.

I shift closer to the fire, toss on a log, make the sparks fly. It’s my night to sit up with the children that can’t sleep and I’m damned if I’ll do it cold. I look around the circle at their pale faces made… Continue Reading “I don’t want to write about the pandemic, so you get this instead.”

World Tour – The Final Two Days

By the end of our day at the zoo–and walking around Portland, window-shopping and stuffing ourselves with great food–I was more toast than human. We’d planned on driving the three hours of Bend, OR that night, but Ed and I were both so wrung… Continue Reading “World Tour – The Final Two Days”